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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Education Law Passage Contingent On Outside Political Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.27.2011 | Education

Though getting a sweeping federal education bill out of a Senate committee feels momentous given Congress's heightened partisan atmosphere, Senators T...

Joy Resmovits

What Do Occupy Wall Street And Rand Paul Have In Common?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- While on Wall Street many protesters decry economic inequality, and in Washington, D.C. debates continue over federal education policy, te...

Pursue Passion: Demand Google 20% Time at School

Katherine von Jan | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education
Katherine von Jan

Rather than scripting our K-12 experience, and expecting miracles when we get to college that we'll suddenly have clarity about our interests, we have to start asking students what turns them on earlier.

No Child Left Behind Plan Doomed to Failure

Randy Turner | Posted 12.22.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

If education is failing in the United States, it is doing so because of the wounds being inflicted upon it by our elected officials and educational bureaucrats. The only way to see our children's lives improve is to remember that the public schools are not the problem.

Education Nation or Education Corporation?

Cliff Schecter | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education
Cliff Schecter

Although some people really want to improve the system for our children, there are also those who see our schools as a way to bring about their vision of a 21st century America -- which sometimes looks a lot like 1984.

No Child Left Behind; Parents Need to Take Responsibility

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education
Ramon Resa, MD

As a former farm worker, who grew up with adults who had very little education, I never had any help, nor did my guardians understand the importance of my doing homework or studying

Hayley Miller

No Child Left Behind Revision Moves One Step Closer To Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Senate education committee completed a bipartisan markup revising the No Child Left Behind Act on Thursday evening. After 13 hours o...

Dropout Rates For Minority And Poor Students Disproportionately High

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should...

Half Of Illinois Public High School Students Failed Important Exam

Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

Nearly half of all Illinois public school students failed the annual 11th grade Prairie State Achievement Exam, the worst statewide performance record...

WATCH: Sen. Bennet Gets Fiery For Education Reform

Posted 12.20.2011 | Denver

Senator Michael Bennet, Colorado's typically subdued U.S.Senator, got a little fiery yesterday in an off-the-cuff speech in Washington. Bennet, a for...