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Joy Resmovits

Bloomberg Wasn't On Any Ballot, But Here's How He Affected Elections Nationwide | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Though his name wasn't on a ballot Tuesday, perhaps the most influential figure on education issues during the election cycle was New York...

A Thanks, And A Plea

John Merrow | Posted 02.13.2013 | Education
John Merrow

I haven't blogged a good deal recently on Huffington Post, so first off, thanks to those of you who've written me about the McGraw Prize in Education...

One Public School's Death By A Thousand Cuts

Matt Farmer | Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Chicago's Walter H. Dyett High School was set up as a house of cards. Arne Duncan, served for years as the absentee landlord. And current CEO Jean-Claude Brizard was recently cast in the role of the evicting sheriff.

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan Makes Calls For Louisiana Superintendent Pick | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education

Linda Johnson, a Louisiana school board member, was driving in her black Chevrolet Trailblazer on Saturday when her phone rang with an unknown number,...

Rahm as "Da Bachelor" and Other Reality TV Ideas for Chicago's Schools

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago
Julie Woestehoff

Education is getting to be more and more like reality TV all the time. A few years ago, no one talked about public schools. Now there are two-day Oprah shows about them.

Rock Star Superintendents: Are They Overpaid?

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

They command six-figure salaries. No, we're not talking rock stars, pro athletes or even pro coaches. We're talking school superintendents.

The Influence of John Merrow on an Urban Teacher

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Many times, I found myself wanting to skip to the final pages and see Merrow's bottom line.

Paul Vallas: Not Running For Chicago Mayor, Developing School Model For Haiti

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas, who has been superintendent of the Recovery School District of Louisiana in New Orleans since 2007, is ...

Education in Chicago: Why School Reform Won't Happen

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

The more ideas put forward, the more difficult practical action becomes. The more we "innovate," the more resistant and hardened the problems of removing ignorance become.

Mayor Daley, Why? (Or Why Not?)

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

It's not that I'm sick of Mayor Daley. He's as entertaining as ever, and as much a confounding brew of political genius and moral vulgarity, animal intelligence and intellectual imbecility as he ever was.

A Cook in Congress

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Todd Stroger intends to seek reelection, but it's hard to see him weathering an ultra-competitive primary with such shaky credentials.

Education in Chicago: Chicago Public Schools Have Improved? Baloney!

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

Nothing that Paul Vallas, Mayor Daley or Arne Duncan did in the last 15 years has had any significant effect on the number of CPS students who can read, write and do basic math acceptably. It's all an illusion.

Paul Vallas Won't Run For Cook County Board President, Staying In New Orleans

NBC Chicago/Sun-Times | Carol Marin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Paul Vallas will not be coming home to Chicago to run for public office....

Vallas Deciding Soon On Challenging Stroger As A Republican

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas said today a decision on whether he will make a bid for the Republican nomination for Cook County Boar...

Republicans Welcome Vallas With Open Arms

Daily Herald | Joseph Ryan and Rob Olmstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Vallas is finding the doors to the struggling party wide open. Illinois Republican Party Chairman Andy McKenna says the party should be open to Democ...

Paul Vallas To Run For County Board President As A Republican

Chicago Sun-Times | Carol Marin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Paul Vallas is ready to run again. "Cook County is broken, and I like fixing things that are broken." The speed-talking, reform-minded maverick who w...

Vallas Says No To Running For Governor

Chicago Sun-Times | Maureen O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Saying he still has work to do to improve New Orleans schools, Paul Vallas said Sunday he won't run for governor of Illinois in 2010. Vallas, who was...