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Barack Obama Education Policy

Rebranding Common Core

John Thompson | Posted 04.05.2014 | Education
John Thompson

The reform public relations spin machine has struggled recently as more families reject top-down micromanaging of their children's schools. Common Core standards were originally sold as a corrective to the rote instruction encouraged by NCLB. Now Common Core is promising "tests worth teaching to."

Is Your Child's Teacher 'Highly Qualified?'

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.06.2013 | Education
Jason Stanford

NCLB recognized that the worst schools couldn't get better without "highly qualified" teachers. Unfortunately for Teach for America, their graduates didn't qualify.

The Charge of Law Schools

John Trasvina | Posted 11.20.2013 | College
John Trasvina

Legal systems based on precedent and pedagogy steeped in last century models are not ready-made laboratories for innovation. In the same way that we find fewer traditional law firms than we did ten years ago, only the law schools that adapt to change and embrace it will survive the enrollment and professional employment upheavals experienced today.

States Offered More Time To Ignore Education Law

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- States can request permission to ignore parts of the No Child Left Behind education law through the spring of 2016, the Education Depart...

Joy Resmovits

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...

The President's Preschool Proposal: What It Is and What It Isn't

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Putting a bunch more kids in Head Start is not what's being proposed here. The main proposal is a partnership with states to ensure that all four-year-old kids from moderate and low-income families have access to quality preschool.

Mr. President, My Students Deserve Better

Randy Turner | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Randy Turner

In this country, an education should not only be a pathway to a better job, but a pathway to a better life.

Only Four In Ten D.C. Third Graders Are Proficient Readers, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.04.2013 | DC

Only four in 10 D.C. third-graders are proficient readers and even fewer are proficient in math, according to a report release Monday. According to...

2nd Term Education Agenda Driven By Uncertainty, Things That Can't Wait

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's education agenda for next four years may look less like real reform and more like tying up loose ends, exp...

Joy Resmovits

Barack Obama's Big Education Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

In Rick Hess's eyes, President Barack Obama has a big choice to make. "The president campaigned with a different face of education reform than what...

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...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitt Romney's Last-Minute Education Pitch

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- For the last year, education advocates have been trying to get the subject of America's beleaguered public schools onto the agenda of th...

Loving Teachers Isn't Enough: Education Reform in the Election

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 01.01.2013 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

Of all the campaign issues, education is certainly the one on which President Obama and Governor Romney seem to share the most middle ground. However, at the heart of their ideologies, the two men diverge.

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...

Joy Resmovits

Romney Adviser Calls Head Start 'A Social Experience'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- When it comes to the nuts and bolts of education policy, a topic that ranks high among the concerns of female and Latino voters, Mitt Romn...

Obama's Education Fixation

Meghana Bansal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Teen
Meghana Bansal

Almost all political pundits have denounced President Obama's uninspiring debate performance Wednesday night, but more curious than his seeming lack of preparation was his fixation on education.

Obama Administration Awards $290 Million In Grants To Incentivize Top Teachers

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 09.28.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is awarding $290 million in grants to reward top teachers and boost opportunities for teachers who work in impo...

Obama: 'We Can Step Up Our Game" In American Education

Posted 11.25.2012 | Education

The president couldn't join the live Education Nation discussion at New York Public LIbrary Tuesday, but did a pre-taped interview with NBC's Savannah...

Is The Chicago Teachers Strike Hurting Obama?

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. The Chicago teachers strike, which entered its fifth day on Friday, cou...

Teachers' Unions Will Still Push Hard For Obama Despite Strike Tension

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The head of one of the country's largest teachers unions knows all too well the frustratio...

Education In America: Why It Matters In The Election

AP | CAROLE FELDMAN | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education

The issue: States and local governments have the primary responsibility for education in the United States. But the federal government gets a big say...

Chicago Strike Spotlights Linchpin Of Obama Ed Policy

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

-- One of the key disagreements driving Chicago teachers to the picket lines this week is also a central component of President Barack Obama's educat...

Obama: America Can 'Out-Educate And Out-Compete' Any Country On Earth

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. President Barack Obama had barely begun his acceptance speech at the De...