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Ryan: School Prayer An 'Issue Of The States'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

PROVO, Utah -- Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he supports prayer in public schools. The Wisconsin congressman add...

Kids Without Sports

Marc Joseph | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Now that school is back in session, it is difficult for all of us who grew up with ample access to sports and the arts, to see how our school systems have evolved and have practically eliminated the character-building program of sports participation.

Back to School and the Prison Pipeline

Jason Silverstein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Jason Silverstein

As the school year begins, so does the National Education Association's "Solutions Not Suspensions" initiative to combat the dramatic racial disparities in school punishments.

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?

This Labor Day

Randi Weingarten | Posted 09.01.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Labor Day means many things to many people -- back to school, the end of summer, a needed respite from the daily grind. For working people and union members, Labor Day stands for something special and profound.

Majority Of Americans Dissatisfied With Public Education, But Like Their Own Schools

Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

More than half of Americans are dissatisfied with American public education, but are more inclined to rate their own children’s schools highly, acco...

Perry Hall High Shooting Suspect's Troubled Past

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ and BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 08.30.2012 | Crime

TOWSON, Md. -- The teenager accused of shooting an intellectually disabled classmate at a suburban Maryland high school was accustomed to firearms in ...

Empathy for a Teacher

Sam Chaltain | Posted 10.29.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Teaching is the most difficult, most rewarding job out there. Yet we tolerate or participate in conversations about school reform that paint teachers into a two-dimensional corner.

The Most Beautiful And Imaginative Public Schools In The World

flavorwire | Claire Cottrell | Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Flavorwire. Albert Einstein, responsible for the world’s most famous equation and quite possibly the smartest ...

Turning Schools Around

Michael J. Brennan | Posted 10.28.2012 | Detroit
Michael J. Brennan

On a daily basis, our kids and therefore our schools face an onslaught of challenges stemming from the ravishing effects of poverty and the culture of violence in the neighborhoods around them.

Perry Hall High School Students Return After Shooting

Posted 08.28.2012 | Education

Students at Perry Hall High School in Maryland are going back to school, less than 24 hours after a student opened fire in the school cafeteria. B...

Parents Of Special-Needs Children In Texas Pursue Alternatives To Public School

Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

An increasing number of Texas parents are electing to home school their children with special needs or enroll them in private schools instead of havin...

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...

Our Accidental Creation of a Charter School

Joe and Carol Reich | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Joe and Carol Reich

With the 2013 mayoral election in New York likely to produce a Democratic mayor supported by the teachers' union, education reform seems likely to join other major political disagreements in current U.S. politics, where the extremists dominate the debate and moderates have no forum.

Tackling the Scourge of Child Hunger

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

Students can't learn if they are hungry. But if you're a child that missed breakfast because your family simply doesn't have the food or the money, you have something in common with about 16 million poor children in the U.S.

Joy Resmovits

Romney, Ryan Differ On Key Education Elements | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

In roundtables with teachers and visits to classrooms, President Barack Obama is continuing to attack the GOP ticket on education this week, from Mitt...

JOKE: Hard Work

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

A young boy is doing poorly in math at public school. His mother decides to send him to private school to rectify the situation. Lo and behold, af...

School Vouchers Make A Comeback, Stir Concerns About Quality

| Sarah Carr | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. NEW ORLEANS — As Louisiana debuts one of the nation’s most extensive private-school vo...

Indiana Public Schools Wage Desperate Ad Campaign To Keep Students

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door i...

The Public Trust

Chris Lehmann | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education
Chris Lehmann

Working in the public trust must remain profound work. It has to mean an understanding that your work matters more than making widgets, and that the seriousness of purpose with which you undertake your work must matter.

How Private-Public Collaboration Can Improve U.S. Education

Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

As states faced large budget cuts in recent years, forcing teacher layoffs and program freezes in the education arena, schools have had to to look to ...

Cost Of Educating Students With Special Needs Disproportionately Left To Traditional Public Schools

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students in...

The Two Problems With the New Push for Vouchers

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Roy Speckhardt

When schoolchildren are taught religious dogma instead of a credible academic program, their ability to function in the real world and compete for jobs is drastically diminished.

Evidence Shows State-Test Cheating Likely Far Worse Than Revealed

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 08.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. The scope of the Philadelphia ...

Nonprofits and the Government: A Relationship Strained by Bureaucracy

Richard Buery | Posted 08.14.2012 | New York
Richard Buery

Our country faces existential challenges, like rising income inequality, poor educational outcomes and long-term health costs. By rethinking how governments fund the agencies doing vital work, we can finally put the welfare of our citizens first.