I can't help but wonder if it isn't an intentional Catch 22 that some people are trying to trap our public schools in: setting them up to fail, making it impossible for them to be creative or independent.
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Illinois was not selected as a winner Tuesday in a federal contest to reform public schools across the country....
California has fallen short in its bid to win a controversial federal Race to the Top school-reform grant.
The winners, just confirmed by federal o...
Regardless of what the court decides on November 24, the idea of holding teachers accountable for student performance seems here to stay.
Across the country, education reform advocacy organizations are proving that when strategic, focused, and unrelenting, they can change political will.
Determinations at "failing" schools are being made on the basis of student scores on tests that by the administration's own admission are seriously lacking.
Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School in New York City has been known for its low attendance and poor tests scores.
Yet, the school rece...
School accountability runs in only one direction. When we weren't looking, those at the top were apparently given "get out of accountability free" cards.
Ramon Gonzalez and his faculty at MS223 have managed to take time from test prep for reading and math to build in exchange for a quality arts program,...
The simplicity underscoring much of the present debate belies just how complicated schools can be. The fact of the matter is that educating children is hard, complex, and long-term.
The medium is the message, right? Maybe the mainstream attention education reform is receiving is our best or only way to provoke action right now.
If we don't seriously increase the knowledge and competence of today's students, we may bequeath to our children and grandchildren a nation in decline.
LOS ANGELES -- Seven California school districts on Monday said they are teaming up to push ahead with education reforms that previously failed to gai...
We deserve to be proud and educated; we deserve a better future for ourselves, our children, our communities, and generations to come. How have we fallen so far behind?
Despite repeatedly insisting poor kids just need better teachers, Waiting for "Superman" never says what it is that better teachers actually do.
Now that the city and the state are moving ahead with a new way of measuring teachers, everyone will be watching the role of test scores.
Let's not forget about schools and community, and let's also remember that teachers must be our allies, not our enemies, in the process of making schools better.
In a speech in Chicago Saturday, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan said if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today, he'd be dishe...
ATLANTA — Eighteen states and the District of Columbia were named finalists Tuesday in the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" school ...
NBC says it's going to do Education Nation again next year. Let's hope so. There's certainly room for improvement.
By Ray Suarez
On its face, it seems simple enough: Get states to compete with each other for enhanced funding for education from the federal governme...
Entering the new school year, I, like many people who work in education and youth development, am constantly thinking how are we going to make this year better than the last.
What is the single most important priority for improvement? I looked for answers in the realms of policy-making, public education and universities. Here are a few ideas.
A new film -- Waiting for Superman -- will send shockwaves through the political debate on education and will force the issue for the November elections.
The Obama Administration launched a barrage of carrots under Race to the Top, when they should have started with a stick to beat America's Colleges an...
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