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Joy Resmovits

Obama Just Ensured That His Education Legacy Will Last After He Leaves Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration is inviting states to apply to renew their waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act. And according to guidance issued Thursd...

Mixing Education With Politics

Peter Greene | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

There's a great line, usually attributed to Rev. Gene Carlson of Wichita, about religion getting involved in politics: When you mix religion and politics, you get politics.

Joy Resmovits

How Both Parties Are Failing Students With Disabilities

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Educational funding for students with disabilities became the subject of yet another heated partisan argument with no resolution at a budget hearing T...

Obama To Promote Education Agenda At Miami School

Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is beginning a new effort to help students take the first st...

Joy Resmovits

Obama's Budget Boosts Preschool, But Freezes Major Education Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's 2015 budget request increases education funding 2 percent over the previous year, cheering many education advocates, and prop...

Joy Resmovits

Ahead Of State Of The Union, Advocates Wonder Whether Obama Forgot Public Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is widely expected to address income inequality in his 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday, and education advocates hope th...

The Freedom Not to Choose

Dr. Antonio Pérez | Posted 10.26.2013 | College
Dr. Antonio Pérez

By the very act of forcing the dialogue, Obama has led us on a crucial and courageous first step toward a better and more equitable bargain -- not just for the middle class and the millions of students who can't afford to attend college, but for the nation.

Joy Resmovits

Why Did Obama Wait 6 Months To Fill This Key Position?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- More than six months after President Barack Obama announced a major initiative to expand preschool, the U.S. Education Department has fill...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Student Loan Deal Set To Fail Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of a major vote that would help some 7 million college students pay a lower interest rate on their new loans, Senate Democrat...

Why Tests Should Not Be Used to Measure Teacher Performance

Jack Jennings | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Jack Jennings

Evaluating teachers should be a comprehensive scheme that uses a number of factors, but it should not rely heavily on deeply flawed student test results. Our teachers -- and students -- deserve better.

Obama Hitting The Road

Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants to see the nation's classrooms transformed into digital lea...

Providing All Students With a Quality Education Is a Moral -- and Economic -- Necessity

Bob Wise | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Bob Wise

By addressing the large gaps in high school graduation rates between white students and students of color, the nation could see large fiscal gains while improving the lives of millions of young Americans.

The President's Preschool Proposal: What It Is and What It Isn't

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Putting a bunch more kids in Head Start is not what's being proposed here. The main proposal is a partnership with states to ensure that all four-year-old kids from moderate and low-income families have access to quality preschool.

Education: The Civil Rights Movement of Our Time? Not Yet.

Stevona Elem Rogers | Posted 05.04.2013 | College
Stevona Elem Rogers

As an organization we are a lot of things for better or worse, but a "Civil Rights Movement" is not one of them. Not yet. If we're serious about becoming one we have to have some honest conversation about what the most successful movements in communities of color are made of.

My Student Voice

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 03.01.2013 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

The students in my old neighborhood deserve a chance to have a successful future. If we can't give them that, how can we say that we have succeeded in bringing up the generation of the future -- the ones who are going to determine the future of this country?

Joy Resmovits

Biggest U.S. Charter School Chain Aces Major Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

As charter schools enter their third decade, the advocates who created them still wonder whether they're living up to their promise. A study released ...

LOOK: Obama Returns To Preschool In Adorable Pics

Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama on Thursday visited the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Ga., where he elaborated on his plan to exp...

Making Good on President Obama's STEM Challenge

JD Hoye | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
JD Hoye

His challenge to schools to create rigorous STEM curricula and build partnerships with businesses and colleges is just how to do it, and if recent findings on students' level of engagement in STEM subjects are any indication, we need serious movement on this issue quickly.

The Most Adorable Photo Of Barack Obama You Will See Today

Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama was in Decatur, Ga., on Thursday to promote his education agenda that he announced on Tuesday's State of the Union. He stopped ...

Mr. President, My Students Deserve Better

Randy Turner | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Randy Turner

In this country, an education should not only be a pathway to a better job, but a pathway to a better life.

Joy Resmovits

Obama Offers Aid To The Littlest Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama proposes a major initiative to expand preschool opportunities for 4-year-olds in Tuesday's State of the Union address. The H...

Congress Cedes Authority to the Obama Administration... Yet Again

Margaret Spellings | Posted 03.23.2013 | Education
Margaret Spellings

In the name of progress and prosperity for our country, we must open ourselves up to a host of educational strategies, options and experiments to advance student learning. We must hold firm that with an education and a dream, every American can make his or her own success.

Mark Blumenthal

The Road Forward: Obama Rethinks The Bully Pulpit

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama begins his second term enjoying his strongest approval ratings in three years. Less clear is whether that newly g...

Obama's Education Policy: What Will Be The Legacy Of His Second Term?

Maria Voles Ferguson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Maria Voles Ferguson

While the Race to the Top program has been widely praised (despite no formal evaluation data to consider yet), the Education Department's granting of No Child Left Behind waivers has raised concerns, especially as it pertains to holding schools and states accountable for student achievement.

Empowering Rural School Districts: A Vision Unfulfilled

Andrew Hysell | Posted 02.11.2013 | Education
Andrew Hysell

The Race to the Top program was billed as an opportunity for any school district in America to compete for a chance to win funds and bring innovative educational approaches to their students. Unfortunately, very few small, rural school districts made the cut.