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Obama Visit To New York Tech School Highlights Battle Over Closings

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's visit on Friday to a Brooklyn public school operated in partnership with IBM puts him, perhaps unwittingly, in th...

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Minority Families Join GOP Politicians To Fight U.S. In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

School vouchers, a controversial system for funding private schools with public dollars, are aligning a group of minority Louisiana parents with promi...

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Report Calls Signature Obama Initiative 'Impossible'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama's signature education initiative, the Race to the Top competition, is "impossible" at best and damaging at worst, argues a new,...

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Bobby Jindal Goes After Eric Holder

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) is steamed. Earlier this week the state was sued by the U.S. Department of Justice over its school voucher system, ...

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A Return To Bush Education Law?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Kansas, Oregon, and Washington -- Arne Duncan is putting you on notice. On Wednesday, Deb Delisle, the U.S. Secretary of Education's assistant, wro...

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GOP Education Fix Goes Too Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

John Kline is frustrated. The Republican representative from Minnesota and chair of the House Education Committee says his constituents have been t...

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No Child Left Behind Rewrite Passes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

A lengthy overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act passed through a Senate education committee Wednesday, with senators voting 10-12 along party lines...

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Senators Clash Over No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

As the Senate's education committee began hearings on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act Tuesday, partisan divides over the role of the federal...

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Republicans Dump Bush Legacy On No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

After Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, introduced his overhaul of the No Child Left Behi...

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Has The Last Bastion Of Bipartisanship Fallen?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Once upon a time, education was a bipartisan issue, even in Washington. When it came to America's schools -- a point of bombastic rhetoric on the ...

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Signature Bush Law Rewritten By Tom Harkin

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

After more than a year of near-dormancy in the Senate, the rocky process of rewriting No Child Left Behind is getting a new start. On Tuesday, Sen....

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America On Track To Make High School Graduation Goals For First Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Despite the constantly gloomy rhetoric about the state of America's schools, U.S. students are steadily improving by at least one metric -- for the fi...

School Reform Through the Pre-K to Third Grade Continuum

Arthur Reynolds | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Arthur Reynolds

For educational reforms to produce the gains that are needed in the information economy, two basic performance gaps must be addressed.

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Arne Duncan: Toll Of Student Deaths 'Untenable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a forthcoming interview with Bloomberg Radio, reiterated his plans for a big push on early childhood educa...

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High School Grad Rate Hits Record High

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Teen

More U.S. high school students than ever are graduating on time, according to new information released by the research arm of the U.S. Education Depar...

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The Road Forward: White House Assessing Major Preschool Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama's education secretary, has a slogan that summarizes his tenure and the view of his mission that he shares with his...

Grading Obama On Education

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2013 | Education
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All week long, you've heard about how states are doing on education. Now it's the president's turn to be graded.

On No Child Left Behind's 11th Anniversary, An Obituary Of Sorts

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.11.2013 | Education
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Yesterday, No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era big government education law, turned 11. We had a lot more to say about this on the tenth anniversary, but the 11th is worth noting for one simple reason: the law doesn't really exist anymore! At least, not as we knew it.

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New Evidence On Charter Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

Students in New Jersey charter schools perform better on average than those same students would in traditional public schools, according to a highly a...

What 4 More Years For Obama Means For Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. President Barack Obama's victory on Tuesday gives him a chance to build on the education p...

Education A Top Election Issue For Voters, Polling Results Show

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Education was largely absent from the election just months before, but polling results Monday reveal that education has emerged as a top issue among e...

Education In The Election: Education Became An Unexpected Star In The Campaign

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Education may not have topped the average voter's priority list this ye...

What Does Loving Teachers Have To Do With Foreign Policy?

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In the final moments of the third presidential debate, a somewhat exasperated moderator, B...

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Mitt Romney: "I Love Teachers" But The Fed Doesn't Hire Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

Much to the chagrin of moderator Bob Schieffer, Monday night's presidential debate on foreign policy took a decidedly domestic turn. During a conv...

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Mitt Romney, Barack Obama Fall Short On Specifics For Early Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

During Mitt Romney's tenure as governor, he had one-on-one meetings with Patricia Haddad, the Massachusetts Democratic House Speaker Pro Tempore, prec...