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BUSTED: 5 Big Myths About Our Schools

www.upworthy.com | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

Conversations about the U.S. education system often revolve around misconceptions. ...

11 Foreign Education Policies That Could Transform American Schools

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

We learned the results of the latest PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) last week, and American students performed the same on the we...

Corporate Civic Engagement Goes Big: Thousands of Comcast Volunteers Unite to Revitalize Communities

Michael Brown | Posted 06.26.2013 | Impact
Michael Brown

On Saturday, April 27, more than 70,000 volunteers in cities from Boston to Los Angeles, will pick up their paintbrushes and hammers for a remarkable day of service, Comcast Cares Day. It is the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a model of how a company can give back to its community.

How Do We Overcome Racial Stereotypes To Create A Fair, Effective Education System?

Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

Idaho last week became the 34th state to receive a waiver from No Child Left Behind, the sweeping Bush-era education law that sought to make all stude...

Ending the Dropout Crisis: The Next Moon Shot

Michael Brown | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Michael Brown

Just 12 percent of America's high schools produce half of the nation's dropouts. For an education moon shot, improving the nation's chronically underperforming schools is where the Eagle has to land. And like the moon landing, it will take new technologies to solve the dropout crisis.

Majority Of Americans Dissatisfied With Public Education, But Like Their Own Schools

Posted 08.31.2012 | Education

More than half of Americans are dissatisfied with American public education, but are more inclined to rate their own children’s schools highly, acco...

Private Firms Eyeing Profits From U.S. Public Schools

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The investors gathered in a tony private club in Manhattan were eager to hear about the...

Rex Sinquefield Apologizes For Comment Linking Schools With KKK

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education

After sparking controversy by quoting a former judge who stated the Klu Klux Klan designed the American public school system to hurt African-Americans...

How Will We Read: Textbooks?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.12.2012 | Books
C. M. Rubin

It isn't my imagination. My children's backpacks got heavier with the weight of those textbooks over the past few years. And I don't think the weight of student backpacks are just my concern. I heard a rumor that even tiger moms are advocating for lighter school backpacks.

It's Not How Often You Test -- It's What You Think Tests Tell You

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

How do we make sure that testing is perceived as informative and challenging, rather than as a series of anxiety-filled experiences that disrupt real learning?

Nicholas D. Kristof: Our Broken Escalator

nytimes.com | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 09.15.2011 | Education

THE United States supports schools in Afghanistan because we know that education is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to build a country....

Beyond Superman (VIDEO)

George Lucas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
George Lucas

It's time to have a conversation about what's right in our schools. And as we debate what to do to fix the problems, let's remember that there are successes in education every day we can emulate.

Announcing HuffPost Education: Turning a Spotlight on America's Education Moment

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Arianna Huffington

Spurred by Waiting for "Superman," America is having an Education Moment. And we have launched a new section: HuffPost Education.

WATCH: FILMMAKER SPOTLIGHT: Vicki Abeles Reveals Our Education System In 'Race To Nowhere'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Filmmaker Vicki Abeles WHAT: 'Race To Nowhere' WHEN: September 10th at the IFC CENTER, New York and LAEMMLE'S SUNSET 5, Los Angeles. National ...

Thirteen Years After Hillary Told Us "It Takes A Village," Melinda Gates Reminds Us That She Was Right

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

I had a chance to speak with Melinda Gates about why the issue of a burgeoning school dropout epidemic is so dear to her heart.

1 In 10 US Schools Are "Dropout Factories"

AP | NANCY ZUCKERBROD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's a nickname no principal could be proud of: "Dropout Factory," a high school where no more than 60 percent of the students who start as freshmen m...