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Chicago Teachers Strike: Obama and Romney Try to Sort It Out

Richard Brodsky | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The seemingly out-of-the-blue Chicago teachers strike is deeply complicated, very important, and a potential political game-changer. Every question about American education and the presidential race is part of the strike.

Mr. President, Money Doesn't Grow On Trees

Jack Cahn | Posted 11.10.2012 | Teen
Jack Cahn

President Obama keeps telling Americans that college education is necessary, but tells us nothing about where he is going to get the money to pay for it.

Obama: America Can 'Out-Educate And Out-Compete' Any Country On Earth

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. President Barack Obama had barely begun his acceptance speech at the De...

Obama Puts Education Center-Stage

Michael Geheren | Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen
Michael Geheren

Education has taken a backseat in this election, but the fact that President Obama devoted so much time on it in his Democratic National Convention Speech makes it a bigger issue.

Michelle Rhee: How Obama -- Or Romney -- Should Change Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Michelle Rhee, former chancellor of Washington, D.C.’s public schools...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan On Team Romney: 'They See Education As An Expense' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

When addressing the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appealed to the crowd not in his of...

Paul Tough: The Obama Administration's Big Missed Opportunity

| Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. What if much of what we think we know about success is wrong? What if the metrics we use i...

Ask Obama, Romney How To Help Every Kid Complete High School

Tony Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 11.01.2012 | Education
Tony Smith, Ph.D.

I'd like to ask President Obama and Mitt Romney a question about education on one of their nationally televised debates: How would you make sure that every young person graduates from high school, ready for college and career?

Romney Adviser: How Romney Would Take On Unions, Shrink Education Department

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has attempted to make his philosophy about how to impro...

Obama, Romney Battle Over Private Sector In Education

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot abou...

Obama Ad: Romney 'Cannot Relate To' Public School Issues

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's campaign released an ad Wednesday that paints Republican opponent Mitt Romney as out of touch with the public school system a...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Will Hit Romney On Education Record As Governor | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

David Driscoll, who recently served as Massachusetts' education commissioner, remembers touring the state's high schools to promote a new scholarship ...

No Child Left Behind: Not Dead Yet

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

President Obama's Education Initiative Unlocks the Gate for African Americans

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.25.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

Acknowledging the significant racial disparity present in our educational system, the president's order is a significant game changer for millions of black students, their families and communities suffering from the impact of inadequate opportunities.

Joy Resmovits

Obama 'Shopping Sheet' Aims To Simplify Financial Aid Comparison | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

College shopping is about to get a whole lot easier -- well, for potential students at some schools. On Tuesday, the Obama administration will reve...

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No Child Left Behind Waivers Granted To 33 U.S. States, Some With Strings Attached | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

By Thursday, the Obama administration will have waived 32 states and Washington, D.C. from No Child Left Behind -- sort of. U.S. Secretary of Educa...

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More Than Half Of U.S. States Wiggle Out Of Bush Education Law | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

The states of Washington and Wisconsin will be allowed to wiggle out of No Child Left Behind's rigorous test requirements, joining two dozen other U.S...

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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...

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NEA's Dennis Van Roekel: We Can't Accept Unqualified Teachers | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

After a few years of tremendous membership loss, the nation's largest teachers' union is reinventing itself. "Instead of waiting for someone to tel...

Obama Dropout Proposal Falls Flat

AP | SHANNON MCFARLAND | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- President Barack Obama's call for states to raise the minimum age at which students can drop out of high school seems about as po...

Campus Crusade

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.01.2012 | College
Paul Stoller

Mr. Romney's private equity tunnel vision may work well in the clubby atmosphere of the corporate boardroom, but is a prescription for the rapid spread of educational mediocrity.

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top Adds School Districts To U.S. Education Competition | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

Race to the Top, the U.S. Education Department's $4.35 billion contest, is getting personal. The competition this year opens $400 million in grant ...

Sam Stein

Romney Backs Obama's Proposal | Sam Stein | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Marking the first philosophical convergence of the general election season, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Monday t...

Joy Resmovits

Will Obama's 'Skills Crisis' Fix Pay Off? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan traveled to a community college in the middle of Iowa to announce Thursday what he called a "transformation" o...

Rollercoasters and Life's Lessons

Netosh Jones | Posted 06.17.2012 | DC
Netosh Jones

Dr. Frazier applied her physics expertise in a way that captured our students' imaginations. The students were enthralled by the topic and Dr. Frazier's own enthusiasm for the subject.