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Amazing Teen Innovators Honored At White House Science Fair!

Posted 02.10.2012 | Home

It's no secret that we love stories of amazing teens here at HuffPost High School. So naturally, we're pretty thrilled about what a fantastic year 201...

College Affordability: A Defining Issue That Won't Go Away

David J. Skorton | Posted 04.06.2012 | College
David J. Skorton

In the wake of President Obama's State of the Union Address last month, many Americans are talking about college affordability. As well they should. The cost of college is a defining issue for our country.

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?

QUICK POLL: Should You Have To Stay In School Until You Turn 18?

Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

Who watched the State of the Union yesterday? Check out the recap of everything Obama talked about here (and our blogger's predictions for the evening...

Joy Resmovits

Learning From Finland's Classrooms | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

STANFORD, Calif. -- Finland is this decade's shiny icon of classroom success, the repeat winner of top results in a global ranking of national school ...

Joy Resmovits

10 Years Of No Child Left Behind: Was It Worth It? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

When President George W. Bush joined congressmen John Boehner, George Miller and Edward Kennedy to sign the No Child Left Behind Act in January 2002, ...

Compete to Succeed in Motown

Annis Brown | Posted 01.03.2012 | Education
Annis Brown

Here's a new headline: growing evidence from hundreds of schools across the country demonstrates that we can turn the tide on American students' reading and math scores.

Obama Delivers Back-To-School Speech

Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

By Kimberly Hefling, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told students Wednesday in a back-to-school address that they bear ...

Have the Bush-Obama School Reforms Helped Our Inner-Cities?

Marc Epstein | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
Marc Epstein

In a few short months NCLB will have been part of the public policy landscape for 10 years. When it's birthday rolls around in January what should we celebrate?

Obama Meets With Corporate CEOs To Fundraise For U.S. Education

Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

President Barack Obama hosts an education roundtable today with some of his top education staff and several of the nation's most prominent CEOs to enc...

Tyler Kingkade

No Child Left Behind: Frustrated Educators, Advocates Call For Overhaul | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Education leaders, teachers and their advocates gathered at the American Federation of Teachers national conference this week and expres...

Helping John Merrow Draft Arne Duncan's Big Speech

John Thompson | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education
John Thompson

I now know that I have spent too much time with "reformers" who are just waltzing it. They want to micromanage educators, but without bothering to learn how the game is played.

Joy Resmovits

Detroit Public Schools To Come Under New State-Run Authority | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.20.2011 | Education

A plan revealed Monday to overhaul Detroit's public schools left stakeholders with more questions than answers about the future of education in the M...

NY Times Wrong About Teacher Evals, Race To The Top

Peter Meyer | Posted 08.08.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

Instead of hailing a successful teacher evaluation program, Winerup turns his story into another excuse to throw punches at the school reform movement.

T.V. Special To Spotlight High School That Won Race To The Top Commencement Challenge

Posted 08.07.2011 | Education

Cable viewers across the country will soon get an inside look at the journey of South Memphis students vying to win a coveted commencement address fro...

Announcement Delayed: Which School Will Win Obama Commencement Speech?

CNN | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education

Washington (CNN) -- Three academically competitive high schools from different areas of the country are competing for a lofty prize: an appearance and...

Sam Stein

Obama's Stimulus Reaps Rewards: Major Education Union Begins 2012 Endorsement | Sam Stein | Posted 07.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Education Association’s decision on Friday to begin the formal process of endorsing President Barack Obama’s re-electio...

Chris Christie Says Obama Is 'Great Ally' On Education Reform

Posted 06.20.2011 | Education

By Dave Warner New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie on Wednesday declared himself an ally of President Obama and his administration on educa...

Fulfilling The Promise Of Equitable Education To Our Children

Rep. Chaka Fattah | Posted 05.31.2011 | Education
Rep. Chaka Fattah

Providing a more equitable education for our children is not merely our moral imperative. This is an economic and national security necessity.

Geoffrey Canada On Harlem Children Zone's Ripple Effect

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children's Zone CEO, sat down with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night to talk about how his efforts to give back to Harlem child-by-ch...

Community Mobilization: A Missing Link in School Reform

Hugh B. Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Hugh B. Price

The education challenges facing our country exceed the capacity of schools and educators to solve them on their own. Indeed, it will take a village.

Will Florida, Idaho Merit Pay Bills Set National Precedent For Teacher Contracts?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Across the country, a divisive education reform movement has widely called for schools to hold teachers accountable for their students' performance. ...

WATCH LIVE: Obama, Jeb Bush Talk Education Reform At Miami School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

President Obama and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will come together at Miami Central High School today to speak about education. The pair is expe...

STEM Sell: Are Math and Science Really More Important Than Other Subjects?

Alfie Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alfie Kohn

Does one subject merit special attention, deserve more dollars, constitute the core of what we expect our schools to offer?

Building A 21st Century Teaching Force

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sen. Michael Bennet

The reality is our approach to hiring and retaining people to teach in America's classrooms is fundamentally ill-equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century.