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Education in America

How To Best Reform America's Education System

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former New York City chancellor of education Joel Klein says the U.S. school system needs a serious makeover, and he has some strong opinions about ho...

Number Of Homeless Kids In NYC Spikes 63 Percent In 5 Years: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact

New York City neighborhoods known for their middle-class appeal may be tumbling down the socioeconomic ladder, and children are suffering the conseque...

5 Things To Know About Brown V. Board Of Education

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING and JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.16.2014 | Black Voices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Many inequities in education still exist...

How Much The U.S. Will Spend On Education This School Year

AP | CAROLE FELDMAN | Posted 08.31.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- Schools and classrooms are spiffed up – maybe. New textbooks have been ordered – perhaps....

Where To Find The Best Education Around The World

Posted 01.27.2013 | Education

The United States places 17th in the developed world for education, according to a global report by education firm Pearson. Finland and South Korea...

Education Olympics: How Does America Rank Compared To Other Countries? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

A report out last week by Harvard University's Program on Education Policy and Governance found that U.S. students aren't progressing to catch up to t...

Step Up to Our Teachable Moments

Marc Joseph | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education
Marc Joseph

Every teacher I know is hard working and passionate about their job. They seem to have a higher calling than the average American.

Back To School With Confucius

Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Religion
Rodney L. Taylor, Ph.D.

The relation of learning and thought is critical to Confucius. Learning is the acquisition of knowledge. But knowledge without thought is perilous indeed.

Educating for Democracy: Are We Really Serious About Education?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Just who are we fooling? Other countries are really serious about education; we seem to prefer to pretend we are.

Education 2020 -- An Emerging Consensus About Learning

Paula Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Paula Smith

There's broad agreement that we don't have all the answers to unleash a torrent of learning in America's schools today. But we're getting closer. Here are five key elements well worth pondering.

Religious Schools: 'Snow Days' and the Dual Curriculum

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

Despite questions that linger about academic performance and how canceled days and fewer hours impact it, teachers, parents, students, analysts and I agree on one key point: Safety is paramount.

Superman Versus The Supermemes

Rebecca Costa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rebecca Costa

How did we allow our educational systems to fall so far, so fast? When did the welfare of our children go the same way as health care, the safety of our food and the callous obliteration of our environment?

Waiting for "Superman": It's Time to Act

Etan Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Etan Thomas

We are a nation at war, and if we lose this war, our nation is in grave danger. But we're not talking about the war in Afghanistan, we're talking about the war going on here in our country, the war of education.

'The Daily Show' Takes On The Education Crisis (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Lewis Black came on "The Daily Show" last night to give another one of his spirited rants, this time on education in America. Black pointed out how ev...

Droppin' Out: The Real American Crisis

Casey Gane-McCalla | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Gane-McCalla

For too many years Americans have fought against things: communism, drugs, poverty. Isn't it time to fight for something?

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us

Margee Ensign | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margee Ensign

Unfortunately, Sarah Palin is not alone in her global ignorance. Our colleges and high schools are not doing what's necessary... the current generation isn't gaining understanding of other cultures.

"Off The Bus": Inside A Parent's Head on the First Day of School

Joel Schwartzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joel Schwartzberg

The night before the first day of school was always the longest night of my life. I'd lie wide awake for hours, wondering about my locker location, ...