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No Child Left Behind

Dear Teacher Education Colleagues

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

"No Child Left Behind" for teacher education is at best a bone-headed idea and at worst an absolute assault on our academic freedom and an unethical attempt to make us do what we know is absolutely wrong.

Joy Resmovits

Harkin's Education Bill Draft Shows A Federal Rollback

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education

An early draft of a Senate committee's sweeping rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act rolls back major accountability provisions of th...

Joy Resmovits

Colorado Senators Introduce New No Child Left Behind Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.04.2011 | Education

In the two-and-a-half weeks since President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced ways in which states could overhaul No ...

Margaret Spellings: Federal v. Local Control In Education

Margaret Spellings | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

We do need to be clear about the appropriate role of the federal government in education. A lot of hard earned taxpayer dollars are at stake so it's important to get it right

Republican Race to the Bottom on Education

Bill Burton | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education
Bill Burton

The Tea Party has moved Republicans to the right on many issues. But on the issue that will determine our country's economic future, they aren't moving Republicans right or left. They are pushing America off a cliff.

Audit Exposes School Principal Who Faked Attendance Records

Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

The principal of a St. Louis, Mo. school inflated attendance records for three years to meet federal requirements and attain more funding, a state aud...

Obama To Students: Future Is Up To You

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told students Wednesday in a back-to-school address that they bear responsibility in helping America get bac...

Joy Resmovits

Rate Teachers Together, Not One By One

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Standardized tests should rank students by percentile and rate teachers in teams, according to a new policy brief by Derek Neal, an econ...

How Long to Wait for Change?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

I can't help but wonder how much closer we might be to deeper education reform in this country if Arne Duncan had led with his No Child Left Behind waiver program at the beginning of the Obama administration.

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...

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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. ...