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Obama Education Policy

Joy Resmovits

Biden To Teachers: Romney Thinks You're Selfish | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education

Vice President Joe Biden thinks that teachers face a "fullblown assault" thanks to people like Mitt Romney. "I can't think of a candidate for presi...

Feds Have Harsh Criticism, Disappointing Reviews For States' Education

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every a...

Live by your Word, Mr. President

Nikhil Goyal | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home
Nikhil Goyal

Education does not need to be reformed -- it needs to be revolutionized. Educators, politicians, students, and parents needs to ask themselves: How can we make school the best hours of a kid's day?

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.

The Global Search for Education: If Music Be the Food....

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Let us speak of even greater things with the innovative educator and president of Bard College, Leon Botstein: a man who understands the juxtaposition of art and education better than any.

Joy Resmovits

Court Decision Allows New York City To Proceed With School Closures | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- A New York judge's Thursday night decision clears the way for the New York City Department of Education to proceed with its plan to close ...

Joy Resmovits

Duncan's No Child Left Behind Proposal 'May Face ... Legal Challenges' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.04.2011 | Education

Does U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have the legal authority to move forward with a proposal that allows states to bypass school performance ...

Joy Resmovits

New Laws That Begin, Expand Programs That Use Public Money For Private Schooling Attract Lawsuits, Investigations | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.24.2011 | Education

Cindra Barnard loves her district's public schools. That's why she's fighting the school board. Barnard is a resident of Douglas County, Colo., whe...

Obama Pushing Congress On Education Reform

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Urging Congress to send him a new education law by fall, President Barack Obama focused Monday on the big concerns of parents and l...

Obama Boston-Bound With Education, Fundraising On Tap

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Placing a limit on his own willingness to slice spending, President Barack Obama issued a not-too-veiled warning at Republican budget c...

Obama Putting Education At Front Of His Agenda, But Trouble Lurks

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Signs of trouble are arising for President Barack Obama's plan to put education overhaul at the forefront of his agenda as he adjus...

Reforming Education Reform -- Teaching in the Broken System

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christopher Scott

We've brought the worst of business into education and left the good parts -- the rational parts -- on the doorstep of many of our district administration buildings.

Student Government Fills in the Gaps

Stephen Ratner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Stephen Ratner

With the recent coverage of tuition hikes and talks of President Obama's plan to reform education lending, it's increasingly clear that the future of students' educations are in the hands of individuals.

Obama Proposes Sweeping Education Reforms, New Federal Commitment To Kids

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — President Barack Obama is promising parents and their kids that with his administration's help they will have better teachers in impro...

A Higher Education Model for the 21st Century

Elisa Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elisa Stephens

In recent days, President Barack Obama has rightfully focused our nation's attention on a significant threat to America's economic strength and prosperity: the state of our education system.

California's Charter Schools Earn a Failing Grade on Civil Rights

Gary Orfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gary Orfield

Both President Obama and the California State Board of Education must enforce civil rights policies. And they should also fairly consider other school choice options, instead of just focusing on charters.

Are Too Many People Going to College?

Michael J. Wilson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Wilson

The correlation that stuck with me the most from my service at the Department of Labor during the Clinton years was the one between learning and earning, simply, "The more you learn, the more you earn."

Sam Stein

Obama Endorses In NYC Mayor's Race, But Political Dilemmas Remain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As election day approaches, one high-profile race continues to pose some moderately vexing problems for the Obama White House. The contest between N...

Teachers Criticize Obama School Reform's Reliance on Tests, Charters as 'Bush III'

Washington Post | Nick Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


Obama School Speech Conspiracies Endorsed By Republicans

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday dismissed as pointless the furor over President Barack Obama's plan to deliver a televised back-to-school...

Smart Kids Can Do Poorly in School

Jenifer Fox | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenifer Fox

Most of the labels we ascribe to children overlook what is right about children. We prefer to concentrate on labeling weaknesses.

Obama Education Plan Speech: Stricter Standards, Charter Schools, Merit Pay

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called for tying teachers' pay to student performance and expanding innovative charter schools Tuesday, embr...

Transform Education? Yes, We Must

Sir Ken Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sir Ken Robinson

Economically and culturally, the future of America and of the rest of world lies now in a different direction. It will depend on the vitality, diversity and creativity of all its people.

Will Arne Duncan Be the Bold Education Reformer Obama Needs?

John Affeldt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Affeldt

Duncan just might prove to be a Secretary who can bridge the gap between the efficiency hawks and the broader/bolder reform advocates.

Pennsylvania Campaign Journal: Obama Hams It Up, Flirts, And Gets A Bit Cocky

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Hillary is going to give it everything she's got, but an Obama spring is in the air. You could feel it on the bus tour.