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Harlem Comes To Hungary

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Geoff Canada looks to be taking on the most unusual challenge of his career. The Harlem Children's Zone founder is in talks to bring his cradle-to-college education formula to the Roma (Gypsy) children of Hungary.

Sam Stein

Duncan On Rising Tuition Costs: Students Will 'Vote With Their Feet' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

While the White House claims that the president secured a major education reform victory Tuesday by signing into law policy that limits the role of pr...

Obama Michigan Graduation Speech: President's Advice To Class Of 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- In a blunt caution to political friend and foe, President Barack Obama said Saturday that partisan rants and name-calling und...

Obama Proposes Sweeping Education Reforms, New Federal Commitment To Kids

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — President Barack Obama is promising parents and their kids that with his administration's help they will have better teachers in impro...

Obama Gets Rare Praise From GOP On Education Policy

AOL News | Russell Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 28) -- For all of the partisan rancor surrounding President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, there was one domestic a...

Albany Gets an "F" in Education

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Just when it seemed impossible that our opinion of NY's legislature could get worse, it does. Now, it turns out these people can't even pick up free money in the form of $700 million in federal education funds.

Educational Crisis Faces Minority Males

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

If the current trajectory continues, especially among men of color, the overall education level of the overall American workforce will slowly but steadily decline.

Harlem's Miracle Man

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Geoffrey Canada has developed a cradle-to-college educational formula that may enable thousands of minority children to break the cycle of poverty.

Democracy Needs Us to Speak to School Children

Daniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Daniel Frank

Colonel Francis Wayland Parker knew what President Obama knows: That advocating for public education is a patriotic and political act.

Can You Tell Me How to Get To Science Street?

Gabrielle Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabrielle Lyon

One-day activities, demonstrations and short-term programs targeting highly-engaged students are not going to change who gets involved with science. Obama's "Educate to Innovate" does little to remove basic barriers.

Colbert Lets 5th Grader Andy Gellman Argue Against Longer School Hours On Economic Grounds (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Fifth Grader Andrew Gellman took over for Stephen Colbert last night, doing the "Word" segment with the same ironic arguments and flare for the absurd...

A Test for Our Nation

Linda Darling-Hammond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Darling-Hammond

Today, the U.S. is the only industrialized nation whose next generation is on pace to be more poorly educated than the last -- a shocking blow to the American Dream. We need a new strategy.

What Randi Really Said and Meant

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Last week, the press reported something that most teachers found unbelievable: Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, said that teachers should be evaluated by their students' test scores.

Teachers Criticize Obama School Reform's Reliance on Tests, Charters as 'Bush III'

Washington Post | Nick Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


How to Think

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

One of our political parties now embraces that what one believes is more important than what one knows, and is where critical thought has been banished and"facts" are founded in belief.

Obama School Speech Conspiracies Endorsed By Republicans

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House on Friday dismissed as pointless the furor over President Barack Obama's plan to deliver a televised back-to-school...

Obama's Dream: A Model NYC High School

Kesi Augustine | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kesi Augustine

When I heard President Barack Obama mention my Manhattan high school, Bard High School Early College, in his speech to the NAACP last week, I was paralyzed with surprise. I was not alone.

Obama's Call for Educating Women

David Gartner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Gartner

Education, especially for girls and women, is the most highly leveraged investment now available for developing countries.

On Education, the Obama Administration Veers Off Course

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

How can the Obama administration get it right in education when its data are all wrong and its assumptions about its faulty data are flawed?

A Step Towards Equal Opportunity

Beth Shulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Shulman

If we want to live up to our promise of equal opportunity, we need to increase the size and number of Pell grants and give loan priority to those who need it most, just as President Obama is proposing.

At Sea Without a Compass: Chart a New Course for Education Reform

Karen Symms Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Symms Gallagher

The federal government needs to call a public advisory committee, comprised of representatives from every stakeholder group that cares about what is happening in public schools.

Part II - Why Arts Education is a Matter of Social Justice and Why it will Save the World

Lucia Brawley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucia Brawley

Culture has always been among America's greatest exports. And, "The arts can be life-saving and life-affirming for young people who have been discarded by the culture."

Sam Stein

Bachmann: Obama Wants "Re-Education Camps For Young People" (AUDIO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has levied the most bizarre and outlandish critiques against President Obama since before he came into office, did not disa...

Answering President Obama's Call for Education

David C. Harvey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David C. Harvey

A crisis has been silently brewing in the American workforce for more than a decade. The U.S. Department of Education estimates that 32 million adults are considered to have low literacy skills.

Obama Education Plan Speech: Stricter Standards, Charter Schools, Merit Pay

AP | LIBBY QUAID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called for tying teachers' pay to student performance and expanding innovative charter schools Tuesday, embr...