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The Global Search for Education: What Do We Value Most?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

According to Howard Gardner, our analysis of the educational problems in the United States is very distorted.

Joy Resmovits

Who Should Run Indianapolis Schools?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

Today, Indiana’s Board of Education is expected to rubber-stamp a contentious plan for the state to take over three high schools and one middle scho...

Joy Resmovits

Investigator Uncovers Even More Teacher Cheating In Georgia

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

Richard Hyde, the investigator behind the July bombshell report of extensive teacher cheating in Atlanta's schools, expects to have the next installme...

Joy Resmovits

Race To The Top -- Pre-School Edition

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

To win money from the federal government's early childhood Race to the Top contest, states are encouraged to implement "kindergarten entry assessments...

The Global Search for Education: More Arts Please

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD, is one of the internationally recognized leaders in the development of education creativity and innovation. Here he explains what an arts curriculum should look.

Joy Resmovits

Reflecting On A Year Of School Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2011 | Education

In the eyes of Indiana State Superintendent Tony Bennett, America's schools can only improve by taking on a number of different reforms simultaneously...

Joy Resmovits

Charters, Choice, Teacher Quality: What The American Public Wants In Its Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

During a year of turmoil, layoffs and wrangling over the hiring and firing of teachers, American appreciation for teachers reached an all-time high --...

Joy Resmovits

Schools Could Be Cleared in Pennsylvania Cheating Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

Pennsylvania is one step closer to finding out just how much teacher cheating occurred on its 2009 standardized tests as cities nationwide try to make...

The Global Search for Education: More Focus on Change

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

2011-08-16-Screenshot20110816at10.29.10AM.jpg Change is painful. Change takes time. Change is trial and error.

Education Chief: Make Teachers Pay For Cheating

Connecticut Post | Linda Conner Lambeck | Posted 10.13.2011 | Education

HARTFORD -- School employees found helping students cheat on state standardized test shouldn't only lose their jobs, they should pay to clean up the m...

Joy Resmovits

Standardized Tests' Measures Of Student Performance Vary Widely: Study

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

The United States has 50 distinct states, which means there are 50 distinct definitions of "proficient" on standardized tests for students. For exa...

I Am More Than a Test Score

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

Can our school be like the one President Obama's daughters attend? I saw him talking about how they don't spend the year preparing for tests. That would be so cool.

All Public Schools Left Behind

Randy Turner | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

If No Child Left Behind is not scrapped, and there is no indication of that being in the works, then we can await a time three years from now when 100 percent of American public schools are labeled failures.

To Cheat Or Not To Cheat

Pamela Kripke | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education
Pamela Kripke

If non-educators continue to treat students like widgets and teachers like factory robots, measuring success by how many shoddy units get sold to Wal-Mart, we'll have cheating scandals in all 50 states.

Joy Resmovits

Denver School Performance Increases Slightly As Colorado Sees Flat Test Scores Overall

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education

Denver Public Schools officials say standardized testing results released Wednesday that show a small performance bump in middle school students are a...

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Franken Says NCLB Should Measure Student Growth

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- While developing his positions on education policy, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) turned to his roots: He consulted with teachers throughout...

41 Educators In Atlanta Cheating Scandal Quit

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.23.2011 | Education

ATLANTA -- Atlanta school officials say 41 educators accused in a cheating scandal have resigned or retired. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution repor...

Atlanta's Mass Exodus: About 30 More Quit

Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

About 30 educators implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal have resigned or retired from the system, APS interim Superintendent Erro...

Joy Resmovits

To Fire A Cheating Teacher

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

Atlanta educators charged with cheating on students' standardized tests received a letter from Erroll Davis, Atlanta's interim superintendent last wee...

The Global Search for Education: New Zealand is Ready!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How does a country which values its sports so highly, like New Zealand, support and nurture its younger fans and players in their equally important educational paths? Dr. Rosemary Hipkins of New Zealand's Council for Educational Research has the answers.

With Testing, Where Do We Go From Here?

John Merrow | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Tests drive public education right now. But what should be driving the enterprise are agreed-upon goals that come from the real world. Where do we go from here? That's up to us, isn't it?

THE CHEATING SPREADS: 54 New Jersey Schools Found Above-Average Answer Erasures

Asbury Park Press | Jean Mikle | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

A three-year state investigation has discovered a high percentage of erasure marks on standardized tests at some New Jersey public schools, raising th...

Should Teachers Earn Performance-Based Bonuses? NYC And Study Says...

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 09.17.2011 | Education

Teachers who receive cash incentives don't prove to have more positive attitudes toward their work, nor do they yield better performing students, acco...

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Will News Of The World Scandal Affect Murdoch's Foray Into Education?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.14.2011 | Education

The New York City Comptroller’s office has approved a $2.7 million consulting contract with Wireless Generation -- an education technology company ...

Atlanta Public Schools May Have To Return Nearly $1 Million In Federal Funds

Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

Atlanta Public Schools may have to return $967,022 of federal funds granted for falsely high test scores. All 44 of the Atlanta schools accused of ...