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Educating for Democracy: Diane Ravitch: Reforming the "Reformers"

Joel Shatzky | Posted 11.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The scapegoating, unreasonable demands and expectations of bureaucrats and politicians, and a media that has bought into the idea that the "reformers" are what they pretend to be, drive able and talented teaching veterans out of the profession.

Joy Resmovits

Will Obama's NCLB Waiver Plan Really Diminish 'Teaching To The Test'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Standing among governors, teachers, superintendents and students in the White House's East Room Friday morning, President Barack Obama asserted his ad...

Joy Resmovits

U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Talks To HuffPost Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

With President Barack Obama poised to announce alternatives to states' compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act on Friday, the role of U.S. Educat...

Joy Resmovits

The Education Of Arne Duncan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

CLEVELAND -- On a recent Wednesday afternoon in the auditorium of Eastern Technical High School, where 1,000 people had come to hear him speak, Arne D...

Joy Resmovits

Obama To Lay Out No Child Left Behind Waiver 'Flexibility'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

States that want out of specific No Child Left Behind provisions must adapt four reforms that mirror the administration's legislative priorities, Pres...

Mission Accomplished? What the U.S. Can Learn From China

Sam Chaltain | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Regardless of how one feels about its mission, China's ability to align the myriad aspects of its society around such a clearly defined goal is a major contributor to its current position as an ascendant power.

Have the Bush-Obama School Reforms Helped Our Inner-Cities?

Marc Epstein | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
Marc Epstein

In a few short months NCLB will have been part of the public policy landscape for 10 years. When it's birthday rolls around in January what should we celebrate?

I'll Miss Arne's Trip to Joplin: We're Testing That Day

Randy Turner | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

If Secretary of Education Arne Duncan steps into my 8th grade classroom when he visits tornado-stricken Joplin, he will have an opportunity to see a man-made disaster that he made possible.

Joy Resmovits

No A+ Student Left Behind?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

In the eyes of Michael Petrilli, education discussions and policies based on the disparity in performance between subgroups of U.S. students -- known ...

We Aren't Serious About Improving Education

Margaret Spellings | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

We cannot allow our policymakers to hear from those who would seek to protect the non-believers. They need to hear from all of you who believe our kids and their future is worth the investment.

School: It's Way More Boring Than When You Were There

Salon | Daniel Denvir | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids Forty-nine million or so American chil...

Republican Senators Introduce Bills To 'Fix' No Child Left Behind

Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

Former U.S. education Secretary Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Wednesday a plan to introduce new legislation...

The Hidden Jobs Crisis: Strengthening Tomorrow's Workforce Today

Michael Wotorson | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education
Michael Wotorson

No jobs package, no matter the size or the immediate impact, is complete without the public education reforms that are essential to ensuring that our students graduate ready to enter the 21st century workforce.

Congress Returns To Face Education Funding Issues And ESEA

Education Week | Alyson Klein | Posted 11.06.2011 | Education

Congress returns from its summer recess this week with a full plate of unfinished business on the future of K-12 spending and policy--a tall order in ...

Message to Feds: Stop Kicking the Can Down the Road and Call AAA

John H. Jackson | Posted 09.07.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

U.S. leaders would do well to seek advice from those countries that still have their AAA rating. These countries' leaders would likely boldly tell us that the best sustainable economic stimulus is investing in education.

When No Child Left Behind Doesn't Work, This Might

Las Vegas Review-Journal | Trevon Milliard | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

Orr Middle School Principal George Leavens isn't surprised that only half his students tested at grade level in math and reading last school year. ...

Will Rick Perry Unravel the Strange Consensus on Public Education?

Marc Epstein | Posted 10.26.2011 | Education
Marc Epstein

Conservatives, liberals, free-market advocates and supporters of big government alike have all agreed to either dismantle or modify how our schools operate. But Rick Perry has entered the room uninvited, and the question is, will he spoil all the fun?

NCLB Waivers Should Not Be Unconditional: New Accountability Strategy Needed

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Gary M. Ratner

What is desperately needed is a new accountability strategy -- not one, like NCLB, that continues to demand that schools dramatically raise student achievement and then abandons them to flail on their own.

The Global Search for Education: More Arts Please

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is one of the internationally recognized leaders in the development of education creativity and innovation. Here he explains what an arts curriculum should look.

Joy Resmovits

Back To School In Texas: Scrutiny Of Rick Perry's Education Record Shows Mixed Results

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's k-12 education record has become the Obama administration's newest piñata -- but the administration's attacks mostly paint Pe...

Leaving Behind "No Child Left Behind": Michele Bachmann And The Changing Republican Education Agenda.

Slate | Dana Goldstein | Posted 10.18.2011 | Education

Michele Bachmann's victory in the Iowa straw poll Saturday represents many obvious things: the mainstreaming of the Tea Party, the overnight ordinarin...

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Duncan's Waiver Proposal Scales Back Federal Role In Education Standards Enforcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Much has been said about the ineffectiveness of No Child Left Behind, the sweeping, decade-old federal education law that uses student performance on...

To Waive Or Not To Waive

Margaret Spellings | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

This is the first of a series of posts former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings is writing for The Huffington Post over the next few week...

Joy Resmovits

Montana Reaches Compromise With Education Department On No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education

Montana is no longer in jeopardy of losing federal funding for its schools since the state has come to a compromise with the U.S. Education Department...

Educating for Democracy: Has Arne Duncan Seen the Light?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The toxic "one-size-fits-all" rubric that educators over the last decade have objected to is finally being acknowledged by Arne Duncan for what it is: a bad idea badly implemented, much dangerous territory lies ahead.