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Center on Education Policy

Joy Resmovits

The New Curriculum Wars?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

As politicians bicker over the controversial Common Core education standards, some states are already well into the process of teaching them, accordin...

The Future of Learning Is Hard to Predict

Maria Voles Ferguson | Posted 05.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Maria Voles Ferguson

2013-02-27-tedprizepullDr. Mitra talks fondly about the network of British "grannies" he has enlisted to teach children online and offer encouragement, but what about all the other issues that so often compromise a child's ability to learn and grow?

Stimulus Funds Saved Education Jobs, But States Still Slow To Implement Reforms

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act showed promise to assist education, but some of its results have yet to be realized. While education sti...

The Power to Motivate

Jack Jennings | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

We've been creating an infrastructure of school reform without addressing directly and comprehensively an essential element needed to make it work -- students' desire to learn more.

Joy Resmovits

Policy Leaders: National Security, Prosperity At Risk By Way Of Current School System

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education

Thirty years ago, a Reagan administration report warned of "a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people." The ...

Feds Have Harsh Criticism, Disappointing Reviews For States' Education

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every a...

Coal for Christmas

Jack Jennings | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

With class sizes increasing due to teacher layoffs, and the dismissal of reading specialists, it is not far-fetched to say that learning is being jeopardized by less money being spent on education.

States Backtracked On Reform Commitments, Face Threats To Federal Funds

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- Several states that won a slice of the U.S. Department of Education's $4.3 billion Race to the Top competition have had to delay plans to imp...

Half Of All U.S. Public Schools Are Failing

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

ATLANTA — Nearly half of America's public schools didn't meet federal achievement standards this year, marking the largest failure rate since th...

The Recession Created A 'Triple Tragedy' In Education

AP | By JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 11.24.2011 | Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Stay-at-home-mom Cindy DePace was just hitting 30 when she decided to return to the work force by going back to school and becoming ...

School: It's Way More Boring Than When You Were There

Salon | Daniel Denvir | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids Forty-nine million or so American chil...

Joy Resmovits

Reforming No Child Left Behind -- With Or Without Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education

As students head back to school, the Obama administration is using executive power in an unprecedented move to circumvent a congressional standstill o...

Joy Resmovits

States Seek Waivers In Light Of More Schools Deemed 'Failing' Under NCLB

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education

Despite a rise in test scores, 84 percent of Missouri's schools failed to make "adequate yearly progress," according to a report released by the state...

School Vouchers: No Clear Advantage in Academic Achievement

Jack Jennings | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

If vouchers don't lead to higher achievement for low-income students -- and test scores suggest they do not -- then that removes a major educational rationale for voucher programs.

Turning Around the Lowest Performing Schools: A Noble Goal and a Daunting Challenge

Jack Jennings | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Low performing schools received federal grants, often $1 million over three years, expecting them to be "turned around." Even with that much money, improving these schools will be a tall order.

Boys Lag Behind Girls In Reading In Every State

Baltimore Sun | Liz Bowle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The CEP looked at how boys and girls score on state reading and math tests around the nation. The Washington-based nonprofit found that boys trail gir...