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Science and Santorum

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

My apologies to Bachmann and Perry. They were not the only science skeptics among the Republican candidates. Mr. Santorum is their equal.

For One Indiana School, Standardized Testing Is A Literary Genre

Posted 05.13.2012 | Education

On the lesson plan for one Indiana school's students: historical fiction, poetry, nonfiction and ... standardized testing. In his January State of ...

Kick-the-Can America

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.09.2012 | Education
Charles Kolb

As a nation, we are often quite good at setting goals -- but in reality we are missing them now more often than we meet them. It wasn't always this way.

Joy Resmovits

Senator Planning Early Education Bill To Help Economy | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.08.2012 | Education

When Sen. Tom Harkin asked a panel of education experts at a Thursday Senate committee hearing how they would improve the country's public schools, he...

Education Proves Common Ground Among Obama, GOP Governors

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — A funny thing is happening between President Barack Obama and many Republican governors when it comes to improving America's school...

No Time Left Behind

Tiffany Cooper Gueye | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Tiffany Cooper Gueye

If you follow education policy in the United States you know the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is long overdue. The l...

Grading Schools, Failing Schools

Tim King | Posted 05.06.2012 | Education
Tim King

Closing schools is a decision with far-reaching consequences that shouldn't be undertaken for the credibility of any particular movement, but only as a final measure in support of undeserved students.

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Coming To A City Near You | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

Opening a new phase for the Obama administration's role in education reform, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sig...

Santorum Blasts Government But Asked For Money As Senator

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is scornful of the government's hand in public education, saying schooling is the t...

Joy Resmovits

How Sleuths Catch Cheater Teachers | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.01.2012 | Education

The first time Bob Wilson, a former DeKalb County, Georgia, district attorney, interviewed educators suspected of cheating on exams in 56 Atlanta scho...

26 States Seek Relief From No Child Left Behind

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- More than half of all states applied by this week's new deadline to be freed from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Chi...

House Republicans Vote To Update No Child Left Behind

AP | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — A House committee has passed a pair of Republican-backed bills that would update the No Child Left Behind education law by shifting...

Joy Resmovits

Arizona Legislature Turns Education Into Social Wedge Issue | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

In the last few months, Arizona's conservative state legislature has sparred over bills that would police teachers for profanity inside and outside th...

Jon Ward

Ex-President Still Haunts Santorum | Jon Ward | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - In 2006, Rick Santorum was decisively tossed out of his Senate seat in Pennsylvania by 18 points, in a wave election where Democrats romp...

Rick Santorum: 'I Made A Mistake'

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum attempted to explain his vote for former President George W. Bush's hallmark "No Child Left Behind" education reform package at the GOP ...

On The Daily Show, Arne Duncan Rehashes Policies, Plans

Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was in New York Thursday as Jon Stewart's guest on The Daily Show, largely rehashing the Obama administration'...

Law and Civic Education

Michael Serota | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education
Michael Serota

We ought to be teaching our nation's students about law, rights, and the operation of our system of justice. A future generation of law-abiding, rights-respecting citizens depends upon it.

House GOP Push Ahead With Plan To Update No Child Left Behind

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Thursday pushed ahead with a plan to update the federal No Child Left Behind education law by shifting more co...

New Mexico Receives Waiver From No Child Left Behind

AP | By BARRY MASSEY | Posted 02.16.2012 | Education

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico is becoming the latest state to free itself from an unpopular federal system of rating public schools. President Barack ...

Educating for Democracy: Fitting the School to the Student

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

What is happening is that the teaching profession will become the least desirable for any bright, capable and idealistic student which will result in the further intellectual impoverishment of public schools.

ESEA Waivers: Are They Worth the Trouble?

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 04.15.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

With a week to go until the February 21 deadline for the second round of Secretary Duncan's ESEA Waiverpalooza, states nationwide are studying the results of round one to figure out what federal officials did -- and didn't -- approve.

Obama Shifts Forward as Education Gap Widens

Mark Shriver | Posted 04.14.2012 | Education
Mark Shriver

Last week, the Obama administration granted waivers to ten states, freeing them from well-intentioned but unrealistic rules under the No Child Left Behind Act.

Hazed High Schoolers Allegedly Victimized Again, Not Allowed To Play Sports

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 04.12.2012 | Education

JACKSON, Miss. — The parents of two boys who say the teens were punched during high school baseball hazing rituals say they're being victimized ...

Why I Respectfully Disagree With Obama's NCLB Waivers

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Don't get me wrong, President Obama is my guy, but issuing waivers exempting 10 states from the 2014 reading and math proficiency deadline is a step in the wrong direction.

Citing Politics, Some States Forego Waivers And Stay With No Child Left Behind

AP | By KEVIN BEGOS | Posted 02.10.2012 | Education

PITTSBURGH -- Some of the nation's largest states are questioning whether the Obama administration's offer to let them escape certain mandates of the ...