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Taking on Stark Inequalities in NYC Schools

Ben Jealous | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Ben Jealous

NY schools have increasingly co-located charter schools inside public schools as a cost-cutting measure. Co-locations can lead to disparities, division and tension among students, which can impede learning.

Accountability: How and Why a Boring Report Made Me Weep

James Gee | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
James Gee

Why do we, in education, at a policy level, so often do what even commonsense tells us is wrong?

Joy Resmovits

The Questionable Future Of School Librarians

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education

Tracey Weiss Suits, a 25-year teacher who worked for the last six years as a media specialist in a Land O' Lakes, Fla., school, had a feeling her job ...

National Science Foundation Slowly Turning STEM to STEAM

John M. Eger | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

The data points for moving STEM to STEAM are becoming clearer, and the urgency of revisiting the current pedagogy used in pre-schools, K-12, and our universities, obvious.

What Parents Aren't Asked in School Surveys -- and Why

Alfie Kohn | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
Alfie Kohn

The more we're asked to offer feedback about how well the school is doing x, the less apt we are to ask why x is being done in the first place, and what might be done instead.

The School Day Begins and Ends at Home

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 07.19.2011 | Education
Antonio Villaraigosa

I can personally attest to the importance of a parent being invested -- perhaps even dogged, at times -- when it comes to their child's education.

When We Ban Kids from School, the Damage Goes far Beyond Academics

Patrick Boyle | Posted 07.18.2011 | Education
Patrick Boyle

If schools embrace the concept of themselves as communities, they need to act like communities -- rather than like isolated instructional pods that jettison undesirables.

The Problem of the Disappearing Teacher and How to Solve It

Pam Allyn | Posted 07.17.2011 | Education
Pam Allyn

Katy Faber discusses her views on reforming our education system so that we can retain our outstanding teachers and nurture a new generation of lifelong leaders and master educators.

3 Ideas to Prevent Killing Creativity, Curiosity, and Critical Thinking in Kids

Todd Kashdan | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education
Todd Kashdan

If we want kids to experience a sense of wonder and discover new information, generate novel ideas, and derive their own conclusions after a discussion, then the current educational system is a failure.

California Struggles to Out-Dumb Texas

Bill Allen | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education
Bill Allen

For those who thought Texas holds a comfortable lead in dumbest assaults on education, the news that a California school board will mandate political influence into science topics will be worrisome.

Joy Resmovits

New School District Will Test Obama's Education Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education

By accepting a job as superintendent of a new Tennessee school district, Chris Barbic has positioned himself as the face of an up-and-coming governanc...

Saki Knafo

If An Earthquake Hits, Is Your Child's School Safe? California Legislators Vote For Audit Of School Construction Authority

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at Patch.com. At a hearing in Sacramento Wednesday morning, a committee of state legisl...

Donor: Mortenson's Charity Financials 'So Messed Up'

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 07.05.2011 | Impact
Virginia M. Moncrieff

"Who can be troubled to read financials? I have to admit, I didn't until this whole thing broke open. Basically, people are saying, 'Don't trouble me with facts and numbers, I like Greg, and I like the story.'"

Children Who Lose Out On Summer Learning, Lose Out

Jennifer Peck | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education
Jennifer Peck

While many families are planning summers filled with educationally-enriching activities for their kids, the vast majority of low-income children in the U.S. lack access to summer learning opportunities.

Denver Police Investigating Fourth Grader's 'Columbine' Gun Threat

KMGH Denver | Posted 06.28.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- A fourth-grade boy is under investigation after classmates told parents he made a threat to bring a gun to school. Parents told 7NEWS the...

With Emanuel At The Helm, Changes Ahead For Chicago Schools

Posted 06.20.2011 | Education

Change is in the air in schools across Chicago. As Rahm Emanuel prepares to officially take over as mayor, sweeping reforms are already occurring. In ...

Global Competency Through International Interaction and Education

Ed Gragert | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education
Ed Gragert

Very few of today's American youth are prepared to be tomorrow's global leaders. This potential crisis in U.S. global leadership capacity demands a dramatic, yet achievable goal.

The Solution

Randy Miller | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

Servant leadership is not an idea, but rather should become a way of life. Education is an industry of service.

Principal For A Day: Kids Share Their Advice On Education Issues

Posted 06.14.2011 | Education

At HuffPost Education, teachers, politicians, superintendents, principals and parents weigh in daily with their opinions on controversial issues, from...

Lifting Up America's Voices on Education -- and Acting on Them

Brian Gallagher | Posted 06.14.2011 | Education
Brian Gallagher

If ever there was an issue on which Americans can mobilize for change -- on which they yearn to engage -- it is education.

Is Technology Taking Over For Teachers?

Posted 06.11.2011 | Education

Online learning is one of the fastest growing trends in educational uses of technology, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Department of Education...

Nitpicking the Lousy Facts on Head Lice

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Here's a head-scratcher: how can something so tiny create such massive misery? Minuscule though they are, head lice still can wreak months of havoc on a household.

PHOTOS: Detroit Street Taken Over By Shoes

AP/The Huffington Post | By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 06.08.2011 | Arts

DETROIT -- Tyree Guyton is best known for transforming a deteriorating Detroit neighborhood into a colorful, outdoor polka-dotted art gallery. Twen...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Bloomberg's Follies -- A Lesson for Other School Districts

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.08.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Whether circumventing term limits or banning smoking in restaurants, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is nothing if not a politician accustomed to ...

Terror Threat Made Against School Buses

Huntington, NY Patch | Joe Dowd | Posted 06.05.2011 | New York

State and federal authorities are dealing with an apparent terrorist threat against New York State institutions that made a reference to attacking sch...