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Thomas B Fordham Institute

Educators Face the Next Generation of Tests

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 03.24.2017 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

In which I continue my quest to find out how expert educators are viewing the new assessments their students are taking. In previous columns, I shared...

Rebecca Klein

There Are A Lot More Adults Working In Schools Lately, And Most Of Them Are Not Teachers

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

The number of adults working in public schools has exploded over the past several decades, and it's not necessarily because there are many more teache...

Joy Resmovits

3 Ways Districts Can Pay For Special Education Students: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

With the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act floating in legislative limbo, a conservative think tank is providing states and school districts...

Joy Resmovits

Big Obstacle To New Common Core Teaching Standards

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- On a sunny summer afternoon, teachers fill a bright red auditorium in the basement of the Soho headquarters of Scholastic Inc., the educat...

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Pensions Out Of Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

School districts across the country are so hobbled by the recession that they've increased class sizes, closed buildings and scaled back pre-kindergar...

Joy Resmovits

Bigger Classes Preferred Over Randomly Chosen Teachers, Survey Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2012 | Education

As school districts suffer from increasing costs and not enough cash, only 11 percent of Americans are willing to pay more in taxes to fund communitie...

Joy Resmovits

No A+ Student Left Behind?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

In the eyes of Michael Petrilli, education discussions and policies based on the disparity in performance between subgroups of U.S. students -- known ...

7 Essentials for Education Reform

Suzanne Tacheny Kubach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Suzanne Tacheny Kubach

While urgency has increased and many fresh faces have taken up the cause, the core ideas guiding education reform have remained remarkably stable.