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No Child Left Behind

Cheating 101 (Part I)

Cari Shane | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Cari Shane

Kids cheating on tests, papers and projects to increase their grades is nothing new; however, what is new is society's reaction to such behavior.

Ravitch Is Right... and Wrong

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Alan Gottlieb

Diane Ravitch's new book, The Death and Life of the Great American School System, is part polemic and part confessional. Ravitch, once an ardent supporter of charter schools, has done a dramatic 180-degree turn.

Education Secretary: "Education is the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time"

Cynthia Gordy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Gordy

The Obama administration's education agenda involves increased funding for early childhood education and community colleges, but also structural changes for a system that has fallen behind.

Want to Know About Education Reform? Ask a Teacher

Dr. Kathleen Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Kathleen Mellor

Federal mandates to implement reform measures will move us forward only if we make these measures appropriate and effective. We must share in the responsibility for educating all of our children.

Rethinking Education

William G. Tierney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William G. Tierney

As for-profit institutions address their own shortcomings, they must work with traditional education institutions and the federal government to achieve those improvements.

Why Do Republicans Love to Bash Teachers?

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Many charter schools are great but they are nowhere near a comprehensive solution for the mass-scale crisis of equity and opportunity in America's schools.

Race to the Top? (Part III)

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

For our children and our country's future, now is the time to plot a bold new course in education reform, rather than continue along the cautious and unsuccessful path we have been on for so long.

Education Reform Debate Needs Bigger Battlefield

Karen Symms Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Symms Gallagher

Few will dispute that more education reforms are needed. But many of the prescriptions may not be up to the task of dramatically improving student achievement.

Race to the Top?: Part II

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Jim Taylor

Obama's education reform, Race To The Top, impacts those students and schools who are just trying to survive in the turbulent sea of American public education.

The Big Picture on School Performance

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Chaltain

President Obama has repeatedly criticized the No Child Left Behind Act for keeping the "goals loose but the steps tight." I have a scorecard to propose: the ABC's of School Success.

Educating a New Generation of Entrepreneurs: The Best Anti-Poverty Program Around

Amy Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Rosen

It is my firm belief that we as a country must invest in our children's futures and put education back in the national spotlight. Education plays an indispensible role in driving the economy today.

Race to the Top? Part I

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Jim Taylor

Bookended by a story about a girl who committed suicide after failing a math test, the film Race to Nowhere shows the price young people are paying for hanging on the runaway train of academic overachievement.

To Students Who Are Fighting Back

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

This is an open letter to all the students who are fighting back against the unjust and ill-conceived policies of the Bloomberg/Klein machine that misgoverns New York schools.

Obama Administration Plans Major Changes To 'No Child Left Behind'

The New York Times | Sam Dillon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration is proposing a sweeping overhaul of President Bush's signature education law, No Child Left Behind, and will call for broad c...

Obama to Overhaul NCLB

Eric Tipler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Tipler

According to the New York Times, President Obama is planning to overhaul No Child Left Behind. While there aren't specifics yet, the ideas floated sound like improvements of a failed policy.

'No Child Left Behind' Administration Proposals Seek Broad Changes

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is proposing to overhaul the No Child Left Behind education law, replacing the school accountability system ...

My 2010 Wish List for NYC

Gordon Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gordon Campbell

The next ten years, I hope, will be better than the last for New Yorkers, especially those in our underserved communities. To put us on the right track I want to highlight five goals for 2010.

Sundance's First Major Deal Is ... An Education Movie?

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

Expect to see real American classrooms on the silver screen this fall. This could be a beautiful thing.

The Senate Health Care Bill: Leave No Special Interest Behind

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

There are many reasons for hoping the Senate health care bill doesn't become the law of the land. But the biggest reason of all is the desperate need for a DC pattern interrupt.

Our Ambivalence With the Arts Makes Bad Education and Economic Policy

Dylan Kendall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dylan Kendall

No Child Left Behind, which bases educational success on reading and math testing, leaves little time for arts education, first in California and now in the nation at large.

My New Year's Resolution to all "At Risk" Children

Steve Larosiliere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Steve Larosiliere

As a youth advocate, nonprofit leader and mentor, I'm making new resolutions for at-risk youth. I resolve to not just help the easy children, not to give up on children, and to care about their future.

Cutting-Edge Comics Shake Up Washington with Truths You Won't See on Cable Chat Shows

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Art Levine

With the capital being torn apart by partisan fighting over everything from health care reform to Afghanistan, the last two weeks in D.C have seen a bonanza of comic talent descend on a laugh-starved city.

Racing for Education Dollars

Charles Kerchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Kerchner

The California Legislature and Schwarzenegger did cartwheels last week to pass education legislation that is opposed in part or whole by virtually every education interest group in the state.

Dementia: A Tragic Fate for My Father

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

My father was a decent, hardworking family man, and he did not deserve the fate of dementia that he suffered. But, in all honesty, not the worst of us does.

The Huge Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our failure to educate all our children to the highest levels means students in America overall are being left behind in a world where global competition is increasingly tough.