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Evidence to the Rescue! Whole School Option for SIG

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

The U. S. Department of Education has just released draft regulations that will substantially change School Improvement Grants (SIG). Within the doc...

There May Be More Homeless Kids Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact

A shift in tracking homeless children may benefit young ones falling through the cracks in the current system. If the Homeless Children and Youth A...

Family Engagement: The Top of Everyone's Back-to-School Checklist

Carla Thompson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Carla Thompson

With the start of the school year just around the corner, now is an excellent time for all of us to renew our commitment to ensuring all children succeed. So what should be at the top of to-do lists as children head back to school?

Implicit Bias and the School to Prison Pipeline

Leland Ware | Posted 07.30.2014 | Black Voices
Leland Ware

The statistically significant racial disparities in school discipline are too large and longstanding to have occurred by chance. School officials are exercising their discretion and imposing disciplinary measures in ways that disadvantage African-American students and severely undermines their access to equal educational opportunities.

Counting Homeless Kids, the Right Way

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Kevin M. Ryan

Children don't vote. They rely on us to protect them. The ones who are the most vulnerable, those who are homeless and at risk of being prostituted, need us more than ever.

Bringing the Promise of Healthy School Meals to More Children This Fall

Sec. Tom Vilsack | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
Sec. Tom Vilsack

For many kids, the meals they get at school may be the only nutritious meals they receive that day -- and when children receive proper nourishment, they are not only healthier, but they also have better school attendance and perform better academically.

Data Is Key to Improving Outcomes for Students With Special Needs

Michele Jolin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
Michele Jolin

For far too long, we as a nation have set unnecessarily low education expectations for students with special needs, limiting their choices and opportunities for success.

Controversial For-Profit College To Close Campuses In 11 States

AP | By BEN NUCKOLS | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A for-profit education company sought to reassure nervous students Tuesday that they'll be able to finish their degrees ev...

What Arne Should Have Said

Peter Greene | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

The answer that Arne came up with is stupid, but the question it addresses -- are all students with disabilities getting the educational service they deserve? -- is not a stupid question at all.

U.S. DOE Believes Expectations and Testing Cure Disabilities

Peter Greene | Posted 08.25.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

This is just so stunningly, awesomely dumb, it's hard to take in. Are they that enamored of the magical power of tests? Do they imagine that disabled students are just all faking, or that the specialists who diagnose these various problems are just making stuff up for giggles?

The Great Society, 50 Years Later

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

LBJ, who himself had struggled to afford school to become a teacher, had a finely tuned sense of human potential, of justice, and of what was possible with hard work and a good education. In a speech at the University of Michigan, he asked America to see the powerful connection between educational opportunity and the nation's economic and moral health.

Education Reform Has Failed; Here Are Four Lessons From Abroad to Make It Succeed

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.22.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

No Child Left Behind, "school choice," "recovery school districts," and Common Core are what the United States has done to solve the education "crisis." Mind you, the "crisis" is that the United States is not number one in education.

Progress and Challenges 60 Years After Brown v. Board

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

In 1954, Brown v. Board may have seemed like the end of a long struggle for educational equality. In fact, it was the beginning. We face a lot of challenges today in our communities, our country and on our planet.

Why the Feds Should Regulate For-Profit Colleges

Tom Allison | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Tom Allison

It's true that for-profits disproportionately serve students of color: African-Americans make up 14 percent of the total student population, but make up 29 percent of for-profit student population.

Shahien Nasiripour

Sallie Mae Braces For Nearly $200 Million In Penalties As Education Department Ponders Next Move

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Sallie Mae and its former loan servicing unit have struck a deal with federal authorities to resolve allegations that the nation's largest student loa...

Ryan J. Reilly

Feds Remind Schools That Supreme Court Didn't Completely Kill Affirmative Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal officials sent a letter Tuesday to colleges as well as elementary, middle and high schools advising them that despite the Suprem...

Reach Higher for College

Sec. Arne Duncan | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
Sec. Arne Duncan

Fighting for and committing to getting a great education isn't some intellectual exercise for the first lady. She lived this experience on Chicago's South Side.

Regulations That Walk the Walk

TNTP | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
TNTP

On Friday, the federal Education Department (ED) announced its intent to issue new regulations to change how it oversees, regulates and funds tea...

Sexual Assault: Our Harvard Can Do Better

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Lee-Sean Huang

Swift action is necessary, not increased bureaucracy.

Why Using Campus Security Stats to Rank Colleges Won't Work

Annie E. Clark | Posted 06.18.2014 | College
Annie E. Clark

As I told the mother interested in sending her daughter to a "safe school," families should look at the written and practiced policies at an institution.

No More Alma Maters?

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 06.14.2014 | College
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

We must work together to fix the problems of accountability, accessibility and affordability of higher education for all people living in the United States.

The Holy Grail Of Sexual Assault Data

Tucker Reed | Posted 06.11.2014 | College
Tucker Reed

Most importantly, the results from these surveys would provide the Holy Grail of rape-related data -- some real sense for the percentage of unreported assaults. We would finally have access to the experiences of those raped women and men who are unwilling to come forward due to legitimate fear of dismissal and shaming.

Athletic Boosters Beware: Government Orders Michigan School to Tear Down Fund-Raised Improvements

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports
Wendy N. Powell

If you think you fund-raise for the benefit of your child's athletic team, think again. The rules of Title IX compliance, concerning gender equity, ma...

Elizabeth Warren Grills Obama Administration On Sallie Mae Contract Renewal

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

(Adds comment by Sallie Mae spokeswoman) By Elvina Nawaguna WASHINGTON, March 27 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Thursday ...

Discipline and Diversity

TNTP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Education
TNTP

By Anashay Wright This post was originally published on the TNTP Blog. I grew up here in Atlanta, where I graduated from Cedar Grove High School...