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Joy Resmovits

Obama Just Ensured That His Education Legacy Will Last After He Leaves Office | 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 | 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 Makes Push For Students To Get 'In-Demand Jobs Of The Future'

AP | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

BY JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two...

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 | 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 | 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...

Obama Honors Teachers Who Bring Tech To Classroom

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is honoring teachers who use technology to help kids learn. Obama says the 10 "Champions of Change" have h...

Michelle Obama To Delve Into President's Education Initiative

AP | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging into a broader policy role, Michelle Obama is joining President Barack Obama's eff...

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.

Obama Makes Curious Suggestion On Law School

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- President Barack Obama says law schools in the U.S. should cut down to two years instead of three to cut costs for students. Obam...

Joy Resmovits

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

Obama Promises Face Rocky Path Forward

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

The issue: One in 4 Americans doesn't earn a high school diploma on time. The nation lags internationally in the percentage of young people who compl...

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 | 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.