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The Shocking Truth About the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pension

Rob Furman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
Rob Furman

One would assume that if you are revamping an education bill you would certainly want educators to be making the decisions. But that is not the case. That is not who is rewriting our educational policy. Rather it is the 22 congressmen and congresswomen elected to office and heretofore listed here.

ESEA Goes Further, but Not Necessarily Forward

TNTP | Posted 04.21.2015 | Education
TNTP

There are three potentially important improvements and one significant backslide, but any shortcomings in this draft are fixable as this bill moves to the Senate floor. Sounds like a win for students, right? We're not so sure.

Hillary Clinton Feels Common Core Pain

Anthony Cody | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Anthony Cody

Hillary Clinton may need to school herself a bit more on "Leave No Child Behind," and the real story of the Common Core, if she wants to move teachers, students and parents off the sidelines. Those of us whose lives are being organized and sorted out for us have a different perspective on these tests.

How Can We Learn from Success Without Some Way of Telling Who's Successful?

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 04.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Education has always been a bit of a black box. Before the uniform administration of state assessments, even teachers and schools who were doing truly astounding work were often only known to their students and their students' parents.

Why This 50-Something Man Rarely Dates Women His Age

David Kanegis | Posted 04.18.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

I'm not attracted to women my own age! Sound familiar? I've heard this statement from countless male acquaintances & friends in their 50s and 60s. Men -- you're probably nodding your head in agreement. Not all of you -- but quite a few!

Conservative Solutions for Colleges Actually Call for More Government

John A. Tures | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

His plan for forcing colleges to publicize more information and regulate the cost of college fits well with Obama's plans for greater scrutiny of universities. I wonder if Hanson and his conservative friends know that.

Rebecca Klein

4 Things You Should Know About The Senate's Overhaul Of No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.16.2015 | Politics

A Senate committee pushed an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act a step closer Thursday, passing a rewritten version called the Every Child Achie...

One Small Step for Washington, One Giant Leap for Children

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.16.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

At one of the most divisive political moments in our nation's history, in a piece of legislation that itself is controversial and has failed to be reauthorized despite numerous attempts over the past six years, a bipartisan amendment providing for education innovation and research sailed through a Senate committee.

Common Core Means No Child Left Untested

Alan Singer | Posted 04.16.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

The more I look at the Common Core approach to reading, the more it seems to be a shill for publishers like Pearson to sell new "Common Core" aligned textbooks, workbooks, and online packaged learning programs.

Senate Committee Makes Progress On Updates To No Child Left Behind

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate committee made progress Wednesday on a bipartisan update to the No Child Left Behind education law with a final vote expec...

Senate Committee Debates Updating No Child Left Behind

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate committee began debating legislation Tuesday that attempts to fix the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law by ...

For New Federal Law, We Should Be Asking Why and How We Test, Not Just How Often

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 04.13.2015 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

In pursuit of the unattainable aim of "100 percent proficiency" for all students by 2014, nearly every public school in the United States has been deemed "in need of improvement" or "failing," and is meant to be in some form of intervention.

The New Segregation

Rep. Judy Chu | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Rep. Judy Chu

If we are going to ask our students to work hard and achieve the American Dream, we must do our part to ensure that they have the resources they need. We can start by investing in our schools.

Where Have All the Teachers Gone and How Do We Get Them Back?

Joseph Bishop | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
Joseph Bishop

We need more policymakers and parents pushing for a day when there isn't a rush to see the school lists of who will be teaching their child because every classroom is led by an excellent teacher.

Following the Child

Amber Nichols-Buckley | Posted 04.10.2015 | Education
Amber Nichols-Buckley

Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator, once said, "Follow the child, they will show you what they need to do, what they need to develop in themselves."

Seven More Reasons to Opt-Out of High-Stakes Testing

Alan Singer | Posted 04.10.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

In case you need more reasons to oppose high-stakes Common Core tests, here are seven more reasons to opt-out.

Is Now the Time to Reauthorize ESEA?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 04.09.2015 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

Of course, it was supposed to be reauthorized in 2007, but what with partisan politics, outside influences and the lack of any general consensus around the various efforts, Congress has yet to successfully reauthorize the legislation. As a result, national educational policy has been a patchwork of waivers, dodges, and weaves unworthy of a great nation.

Senators Announce Bipartisan Agreement To Fix No Child Left Behind

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two key senators have announced a bipartisan agreement on rewriting the No Child Left Behind education law. Students would still...

No Child Left Behind: How Sparc! Is Driving Creativity to the Masses

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Zoey Gulmi

Five years ago Kwesi Moody, the headmaster at Dorchester academy, realized the power that art can have on a child.

Is There a Third Way for ESEA?

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 04.07.2015 | Education
Linda Darling-Hammond

As members of very different "camps" on school reform, we think there is more common ground than has yet been evident in the political process surrounding the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and its later iteration, No Child Left Behind.

What Does "Where's Waldo" Have in Common With the Nation's Main Education Law?

Bob Wise | Posted 03.30.2015 | Education
Bob Wise

When my children were much younger, I loved playing "Where's Waldo" with them, trying to find the character in the distinctive hat amidst a confusing mass of other figures. They have grown, and now I play "Where's ESEA?"

Rebecca Klein

The Achievement Gap In High School Graduation Rates Appears To Be Narrowing

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

Even though significantly more white and Asian/Pacific Islander students are graduating from high school than their Hispanic, black and American India...

Homage to My Teachers

Joel Shatzky | Posted 03.15.2015 | Education
Joel Shatzky

It is ironic that the Women's Rights Movement which has opened up the doors of opportunity for talented women to have a greater choice of vocation has had a negative effect on recruiting the most gifted among them for careers in education. The future course of education must be to make the profession as attractive as it has become in Finland.

Rebecca Klein

School Funding Inequality Makes Education 'Separate And Unequal,' Arne Duncan Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.16.2015 | Politics

Many school systems remain "fundamentally separate and unequal," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Friday, with 23 states spending more per pu...

It's All About the Children

Rep. Mark Pocan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Rep. Mark Pocan

House Republicans ironically named their No Child Left Behind reauthorization bill the Student Success Act, which attempts to gut our public education system and take vital funding away from the neediest students. This bill is paving the way for the privatization of education through the expansion of voucher programs.