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Blaming Teachers for Our Low Test Scores Is Like Blaming Doctors for Our National Obesity Epidemic

David Macaray | Posted 08.25.2012 | Education
David Macaray

Two damaging misconceptions about labor unions: (1) Union members tend to be substandard workers (lazy, unreliable, surly, privileged), and (2) union ...

Former Rockette Creates a Musical to Fight Obesity

Buster Brown | Posted 08.25.2012 | New York
Buster Brown

"My Plate! The New Food Musical Program," an educational production promoting healthy living that Helen Butleroff-Leahy, a former Rockette, has put on 47 times in New York City schools since she first staged it in 2005.

How The Recession Changed School Funding

Posted 08.16.2012 | Education

The recession shifted the former balance in education funding, according to a report released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau. For the first ti...

Lawmakers Reject Color-Coded Student IDs By Test Score

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

California lawmakers have voted to prohibit a controversial practice by Kennedy and Cypress High Schools that required students to carry color-coded I...

Turning Around Our Schools: All You Need Is Love

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Stuart Muszynski

Most education starts out with questions about how much you know. Our program starts out with questions about what you stand for and your life purpose.

Confidence In U.S. Public Schools Hits New Low

Posted 07.17.2012 | Education

Confidence in America’s public schools has hit a record low, with only 29 percent of respondents expressing “a great deal” or “quite a lot” ...

6th Grader Says Teacher Duct Taped Him To Chair

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 06.20.2012 | Education

A Bronx teacher allegedly duct-taped a rowdy student to his chair while other classmates laughed and pushed him around, New York Daily News reports. ...

Education Reform and the Paralysis of Analysis

Joi Ruth Orr | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Joi Ruth Orr

We most unfortunately live in a nation full of potential advocates and influencers who suffer from a "paralysis of analysis".

Reforming the Way We Write About Reform, Education and More

Sarah Carr | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Sarah Carr

Journalists should strive to ensure they don't unthinkingly support a political agenda through the appropriation of its rhetoric. But as the debate surrounding education grows more heated, I worry that we all are missing the point when it comes to our words.

U.S. Mayors Back Parents Seizing Control Of Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Education

* Teachers' unions fiercely oppose "parent trigger" laws * Many Democratic mayors split with unions on issue * Opponents...

Don't Care About Guns? You're Still in the NRA's Sights

Josh Horwitz | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Josh Horwitz

Ignoring one of the biggest mouthpieces of the Conservative Movement because they happen to have the word "Rifle" in their name allows the NRA to turn the clock back on a host of important issues without accountability or challenge.

Anger, Frustration Envelop Philadelphia Schools

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA -- The school system's chief recovery officer was trying to explain how broke the district is, but no one could hear him. "Save our scho...

Pa. Schools Seek Edge Over Cyber Schools

Posted 06.12.2012 | Education

Citing better standardized test scores and diplomas from known schools, traditional Pennsylvania public school officials are attempting to win back st...

Teachers' Union Challenges Constitutionality Of Gov's Education Changes

Alex Kuczynski-Brown | Posted 06.08.2012 | Education

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s bold education package that calls for using public school dollars to fund private and parochial school vouchers will b...

A Private Decision

Tom Allon | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Let's begin a public discussion of what is working and how to make sure every student feels they have great teachers and great school facilities.

Littlest Voices

Liz Neumark | Posted 08.04.2012 | Green
Liz Neumark

That is the story of our garden and our lives -- open mouths (and minds) looking for something sustaining to eat.

Is Higher Education Worth the Higher Cost?

Bill Donius | Posted 08.04.2012 | College
Bill Donius

Being an educated person has value unto itself and can provide fulfillments both tangible and intangible. Your formal education is just one part of your lifelong educational path. Don't be group sold into your major life decisions.

Louisiana's Bold Bid To Privatize Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon June 1 (Reuters) - Louisiana is embarking on the nation's boldest experiment in privatizing public education, with ...

Rural Idaho Public School Teaches 'Something About Patriotism Every Single Day'

AP | JESSIE L. BONNER | Posted 06.01.2012 | Education

GOODING, Idaho -- At North Valley Academy in the heart of Idaho's dairy country, a typical school day might seem like an over-the-top Fourth of July c...

Ten Commandments For Education Reform

Dan Ross | Posted 08.01.2012 | Religion
Dan Ross

We must never forget that there is no task more sacred than teaching our children, and for this reason, people of faith can no longer stand idly by as our education system betrays our kids.

Bullying Can't Be Solved With More Bullying

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

Hastily meting out consequences to satisfy a public relations problem hurts everyone and compromises the integrity of the entire school system.

School Budgets Pass, Students Continue to Lose

Alan Singer | Posted 07.30.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

If you keep cutting the budget, the school system will eventually fall apart, maybe not this year, maybe not the next, but it is going to happen.

Rescue Me

Sen. Daylin Leach | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Sen. Daylin Leach

Pennsylvania has a lot of school districts in grave financial distress. But as bad as this is, it gets far, far worse.

Teachers Maligned As 'Radicals' In Pro-Scott Walker Flyer

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

A conservative group in Milwaukee helped produce an anti-teacher flyer that identified the names and salaries of Janesville, Wis., public-school teach...

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Quiet Drama in Philadelphia

Ellen Brown | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Ellen Brown

Why does there always seem to be enough money for military expansion, prisons, bank bailouts and tax cuts for the wealthy, but not enough for education -- or for jobs, housing, healthcare, or old age pensions?