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Obama's Educational Report Card Grade Is F

Alan Singer | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Obama's educational plan not only fails according to my standards, but worse, it fails according to his own.

Teacher Evaluations Key To Chances For No Child Left Behind Waivers

Education Week | Stephen Sawchuk | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education

Where their teacher-quality proposals are concerned, the fates of the 11 states that have bid for waivers of core principles of the No Child Left Behi...

No Song Left Unsung

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 02.11.2012 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

At InsideOut Literary Arts Project we witness each day the way the voices of Detroit's young people strengthen our community. The backbone of InsideOut is a cadre of dedicated creative writers who help them find their songs and tell their stories.

School Board Member Who Took State High School Exam: Tests Lack Accountability

Posted 12.08.2011 | Education

To take state standardized exams to the test, a Florida school board member sat down to take a version of the state's high-stakes 10th grade math and ...

Let's Go Bold

David Sciarra | Posted 01.31.2012 | Education
David Sciarra

Frankly, our nation's students, especially low income students and students of color, urgently need an entirely new federal -- state relationship in education. Let's go bold. It's time for a new federalism in public education.

Joy Resmovits

Inequity In America's Schools, By The Numbers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.01.2011 | Education

It's been long suspected that schools serving low-income students receive less money to pay their teachers than those in nearby affluent schools. Now ...

We Must Do More Than Merely Avoid the NCLB Train Wreck

Pedro Noguera | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Pedro Noguera

The Obama administration's decision to allow states to request waivers from No Child Left Behind was a step in the right direction, but only a baby step. Four in five schools will be deemed "failing" if nothing stops the "train wreck" that NCLB will inflict.

Steve Jobs as the Secretary of Education

Nikhil Goyal | Posted 01.28.2012 | Home
Nikhil Goyal

It's time for America to embrace its inner Steve Jobs and live up to Apple's credo, "Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."

State's Bid For Federal Education Grant Rejected By Department Of Education

| John Fensterwald and Kathy Baron | Posted 01.26.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. In another cockfight between...

Joy Resmovits

Do Tests Help Student Learning?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

When the National Research Council published the results of a decade-long study on the effects of standardized testing on student learning this summer...

States Grading Teachers More Stringently, Using Numerous Measurements

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Teachers and principals are worrying more about their own report cards these days. They're being graded on more than student test ...

Joy Resmovits

Shuttering Education Department Tougher Than Rick Perry Thinks

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Though Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew a blank during last week's debate when trying to list the federal agencies he'd shut down as president, he didn't fo...

In First Round, 11 States Look To Dump No Child Left Behind

Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that 11 states have formally submitted requests for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Be...

Colorado Taking The Lead To Dump NCLB

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Colorado is among the first states asking for federal permission to overhaul how it measures student achievement under the federal No Child ...

Lawmakers: No Child Left Behind Rewrites Hurt Minority Students

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Minority lawmakers say House and Senate plans to rewrite the No Child Left Behind education law fail to protect minority children, ...

Costs Of No Child Left Behind Waivers 'Jaw Dropping"

| John Fensterwald | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. An ambivalent State Board of...

Number Of Schools Cited As Needing Improvement Skyrockets

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

An unprecedented 1,325 schools across 123 New York districts have been identified for improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Of t...

Bipartisan Rewrite Of Contentious Bush-Era Law Sparks Debate

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a divided Washington, there's widespread agreement that the sweeping No Child Left Behind education law needs fixing. But findin...

John Celock

Governors Group Steps Into Teacher Evaluation Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The nation's governors on Thursday announced plans to work with three states and one territory on developing new teacher evaluation guid...

Federal Standing Revoked For Schools In Massive Cheating Scandal

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 01.02.2012 | Education

ATLANTA — Georgia has revoked the federal standing for more than 40 Atlanta elementary and middle schools named in a massive cheating scandal. ...

Memo to GOP: Time to Notice Poverty

David Frum | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
David Frum

To put it mildly, poverty alleviation has not been a Republican theme in the current cycle. To some degree, this is an understandable reaction to the disappointments of the Bush presidency. But what is understandable is not necessarily right.

Scores Plummet As More High School Juniors Required To Take State Tests

Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

After the most recent return of 11th grade Prairie State Achievement Exam scores found nearly half of Illinois public school students failing to meet ...

What Is the Purpose of Testing?

Franklin Schargel | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education
Franklin Schargel

Our current tests simply test student's ability to recall, memorize, and regurgitate. Is this what we want for our children?

State High School Graduation Rates Plummet Under New Formula

Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, Illinois released report cards for each of the state's schools under a new formula bringing the way it reports school graduation rates in l...

No Child Left Behind Waivers Will Likely End $650 Million Tutoring Program

AP | CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

MINNEAPOLIS — Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds...