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Teachers Unions Pull Back From National Learning Standards?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

Dennis Van Roekel, the president of the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union, came out in favor of a two-year moratoriu...

The Devil's Due

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 06.14.2013 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

We have to start measuring our success in the happiness of our children, not in the height of our data plots, if we are to avoid more misguided leadership and foolhardy fads.

Joy Resmovits

Rhee Cheating Investigation Dregs Up Old Memos

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

More than five years after Michelle Rhee took over Washington, D.C., public schools, and nearly three years after she left her position as chancellor,...

Teachers Union Head Slams NRA School Safety Report

Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten spoke to HuffPost Live on Wednesday about the NRA-funded school safety report, which she ha...

Teachers Union Head Sounds Off On Cheating Scandal

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, blamed "test-crazed" education policies in sharp comments released Tuesday regardi...

Ed Today: Diane Ravitch Launches Network For Public Education; Closure News In Philadelphia, Chicago, New York

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Diane Ravitch's New Group On Wednesday morning, a group of education activists across the country -- including Leonie Haimson, Anthony Cody, and Diane Ravitch, the fierce historian-cum-reform-fighter -- announced the launch of the Network for Public Education. The group aims to fight off state advocacy groups such as StudentsFirst and Democrats for Education Reform that push a particular school-related agenda including charter schools and teacher evaluations based, in part, on student test scores.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers' Union Leader Handcuffed For Protest

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, was arrested Thursday afternoon for blocking a school reform hearing i...

Dave Jamieson

One Of The Biggest Labor Unions Just Got Bigger

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the largest labor unions in the U.S. will get a bit larger on Thursday, when the 1.5-million strong American Federation of Teache...

From Grief to Action

Randi Weingarten | Posted 03.20.2013 | Education
Randi Weingarten

There is a recognition that 2nd Amendment rights, like 1st Amendment and other rights, come with responsibilities and limitations. There is no reason both sides of the gun debate can't support policies that both protect the right to legally own guns, and reduce the likelihood of mass fatalities.

Joy Resmovits

Gates Foundation: Classroom Observation Of Teachers Is Extremely Unreliable

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

NEW YORK -- A few years ago, Bill Gates decided to learn more about whether a teacher's effect on student learning could be measured. Three years, 3,0...

Joy Resmovits

Louisiana Tops Rhee Education Report Card

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

NEW YORK -- Louisiana is ranked number one on an education score card. The Bayou State's surprising achievement comes thanks to Michelle Rhee's Studen...

Karen Lewis: The 2012 Education Person of the Year

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

If 2011 was the "year of school choice," then 2012 was the "year of the resurgent teachers union." And leading the comeback was Chicago's Karen Lewis -- fiery, forceful, and unabashedly oppositional.

Dave Jamieson

Unions Leave Sidelines In Gun Control Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the head of a leading teachers' union called for a renewal of the assault weapons ban and limitations on high-capacity maga...

Veto Of Michigan Guns In Schools Bill Marks Win For AFT

Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

Just four days after the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder rejected a bill Tuesday that would...

Our (Extra)ordinary Public Schools

Randi Weingarten | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Randi Weingarten

The instinct we saw at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I have seen many times over. It is a teacher's instinct to love, serve and protect their students. And it's what we saw following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. Here, as we approach the holidays, is that story.

Former Ed Secretary: Arm School Employees

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shooting that claimed 26 lives Friday, former Education Secretary Bill Bennett said Sunday that schools should...

Union Calls For Bar-Like Teacher Certification Exam

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON — Schoolteachers should have to pass a stringent exam – much like the bar exam for lawyers – before being allowed to ente...

Joy Resmovits

Testing Exec: We Haven't Updated Security Procedures Since Major Breach

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

The teacher cheating ring that operated in Memphis for 15 years shines a light on the murky world of teacher licensing, experts say. Federal prosec...

2nd Term Education Agenda Driven By Uncertainty, Things That Can't Wait

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's education agenda for next four years may look less like real reform and more like tying up loose ends, exp...

Joy Resmovits

Barack Obama's Big Education Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

In Rick Hess's eyes, President Barack Obama has a big choice to make. "The president campaigned with a different face of education reform than what...

As Election Nears, Teachers Push Pro-Obama Message In Swing States

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In the swing states of Ohio and Florida, it's crunch time for teachers unions, which in th...

Presidential Politics and Education

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

On the campaign trail this week, President Obama and Mitt Romney gave television interviews focused on education. They discussed their policy differences and ideas.

Joy Resmovits

Chicago Schools Chief: 'I've Never Been A Yes Person'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- When teachers on strike took to the Chicago streets for nine days this month, news cameras followed the union president, the head of the sc...

Teachers Wary Of New Evaluations In Aftermath Of Chicago Strike

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. NBC's third annual Education Nation summit kicked off Sunday with a foc...

BOTH SIDES: Is Romney "Better Off" After Conventions & Libya?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgEliot Spitzer and Kellyanne Conway are asked: a) why did Obama got a 5 point "bounce" after both Conventions -- personality? policy? Michelle-Bill?; b) was Romney's attack on Obama during a foreign crisis a blip or blunder? Then: Are we "better off?" Are Chicago teachers and kids?