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The Moral Status of Homeschooling and Public Schooling Motivations

Pamela J. Stubbart | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Pamela J. Stubbart

Just as there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose homeschooling, so too there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose public schooling.

Buffalo, New York Teachers Get Free Plastic Surgery

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education

As 3 percent of New York teachers -- which translates to more than 7,000 teachers -- fell prey to layoffs this year, around 3,400 teachers in Buffalo,...

On Education, Santorum Flunks History

Jeff Madrick | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

Pandering to ignorance is not new with Santorum. But surely the candidate determined to be the candidate of the working class has reached a new low. And he has given those who are sincerely religious a bad name.

'Bad' Women, Teachers, and Politics

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

Our field has been under bipartisan attack for a while now, as our feminized profession (76% female) has joined the ranks of all the other "bad" women throughout history accused of threatening society's well-being.

The Promise of RESPECT: A Teacher's View on Transforming the Profession

Teach Plus | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

For the teaching profession to be truly revitalized, it is imperative that we address the issue of "respect."

Homeless Mother Pleads Guilty To Enrolling Son In Wrong School District

AP | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education

NORWALK, Conn. (Associated Press) -- A Connecticut woman who was homeless has pleaded guilty to fraudulently enrolling her son in the wrong school dis...

Releasing Teacher Ratings Is Bad Idea

Christopher Emdin | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

In the latest iteration of the "cult of accountability," a state court allowed New York City to release performance reports for thousands of teachers and share them with the public.

WATCH: Santorum Says Kids Get 'Weird Socialization' From Public Schools

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.22.2012 | Education

Comments from GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum during a June Meet the Press roundtable have gained new context in light of his recent appearance...

Crime At U.S. Public Schools On The Decline, Report Shows

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education

MIAMI — Violent crime at the nation's schools is declining, and students and schools are reporting less bullying and gang activity. But new gov...

The Moment You Missed at the Super Bowl

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

An elementary schooler got to participate in the biggest sports event in America through Fuel Up to Play 60, a program that uses the star-power of NFL players to get kids excited about exercise.

Judge Permits Church To Meet At New York Public School

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — A federal judge cleared the way Thursday for a tiny Bronx church to continue meeting for religious services at a New York City public...

Los Angeles School District Continues To Languish Under Unending Budget Crisis

Gabriel Lerner | Posted 04.17.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Lerner

The future never looked so bleak for California children enrolled in public school. What would John Deasy say, circa 2003?

Celebrating Learning, Teaching, and Parenting On Presidents' Day

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

While the racial gap has been shrinking, there is a widening achievement gap between affluent and poor students that is threatening to weaken education's equalizing effects.

It's About Time: 3 Ways to Use the Extended Day Wisely

Teach Plus | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

By next school year, all Chicago Public Schools will be required to add more minutes of instruction to their school day -- taking the district from having one of the shortest school days in the country to one of the longest.

FCC Rules On Dirty Words Could Become School Law

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Legislation proposed this month in the Arizona state Senate could cause teachers at public schools and universities to face suspension or termination ...

Rex Sinquefield Apologizes For Comment Linking Schools With KKK

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education

After sparking controversy by quoting a former judge who stated the Klu Klux Klan designed the American public school system to hurt African-Americans... Obama Isn't A 'Magic Man,' Holds Concert For Needy Students

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES — said he hoped to raise $1 million for his charity that benefits needy students at a concert Thursday night. Instead, he ...

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Celebrates Launch of Teach Plus D.C.

Teach Plus | Posted 04.11.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

On Tuesday, January 31, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joined more than 200 teachers and policymakers to celebrate the launch of Teach Plus D.C.

Teachers At the Table With Secretary Duncan

Teach Plus | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

"Teacher voice is needed in order for real reform to take place," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told the inaugural cohort of Teach Plus D.C. Teaching Policy Fellows last week.

Dinner Is Now On The Menu In Nearly 200 California Schools

| Sue Frey | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. You've heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers...

Homeless Mother To Plead Guilty In School Residency Case

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | Education

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The lawyer for a Connecticut woman charged with enrolling her son in the wrong school district says she will be pleading guilty. ...

City Vows To Fight Teacher Who Said Kids Deserve To Drown

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

Christine Rubino, a former teacher who wrote her students 'deserved to drown,' has successfully won back her job at Brooklyn Public School 203. But he...

"I Just Want a Job"

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Anyone who thinks welfare recipients do nothing but sit around and cash their checks isn't familiar with the schedules of Tiffany and many others like her.

Principals Matter: School Leaders Can Drive Student Learning

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

So if principals matter, it would be worthwhile to understand what highly expert and effective principals do that matters so much. Are they good at hiring and keeping strong teachers?

Transforming Troubled Schools

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.03.2012 | Education
Robert Koehler

Restorative practices is a movement slowly transforming troubled schools and troubled communities around the globe -- a movement replacing zero tolerance and other punishment-based and wildly ineffective practices that increase people's feelings of separation and alienation from one another.