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How Schools Are Killing Creativity

Line Dalile | Posted 06.10.2012 | Teen
Line Dalile

Our methodologies in schools are demolishing creativity. Students have lost their capacity of creation simply because our teaching methods don't stimulate innovation and free-thinking.

Joy Resmovits

What Do Teachers Think About Education Reform? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

Revamping the makeup of the teaching profession through tweaks such as altering tenure and teacher evaluations has become a policy debate du jour, one...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Can't Get No Satisfaction, Says Survey | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

After a year that brought budget cuts, booming class sizes, radical hiring changes and governors who curtailed collective-bargaining rights, teachers'...

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Coming To A City Near You | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

Opening a new phase for the Obama administration's role in education reform, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sig...

Joy Resmovits

How Sleuths Catch Cheater Teachers | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.01.2012 | Education

The first time Bob Wilson, a former DeKalb County, Georgia, district attorney, interviewed educators suspected of cheating on exams in 56 Atlanta scho...

Competing With Love

Somik Raha | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Somik Raha

Talking to others, I know now that my experience is in no way unique -- anyone who has truly excelled in anything has fallen in love.

Obama Makes Bold Challenge To Governors

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama Monday urged the nation's governors to invest more state resources in education, saying a highly skilled workforc...

Joy Resmovits

Separate But Equal? Policy Brief Aims To Ensure Charter Schools Aren't. | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.24.2012 | Education

Charter schools often promise to bring greater equity to education, but a new brief starts with the assumption that they fall short in delivery -- and...

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 20...

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?

Arne Duncan: Schools Will Get Testing Waivers

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 10.07.2011 | Education

The Obama administration effectively gutted the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law Monday, giving states a way out of a decade-long policy that focused...

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...

Nation's Largest Education Union Endorses Obama's Re-Election

AP | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The nation's largest education union has endorsed President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. Members of the National Education As...

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...