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The Second City Strikes

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 11.15.2012 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

With all the hullabaloo, it's easy to overlook one of the most striking features of last week's strike: From park districts to libraries to not-for-profits to private homes -- almost every kid in this increasingly dangerous city had a safe place to ride out the strike.

'The Chicago Strike Through Our Eyes'

Posted 09.14.2012 | Teen

Daniaja is a senior and Kasey is a sophomore at Whitney Young Magnet School. Both are student reporters for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distri...

Sam Stein

Chicago Teachers Strike Nearing Resolution | Sam Stein | Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

The standoff between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's teachers' union appears to be nearing resolution, several sources close to the situatio...

How Does a Teachers Strike Help Kids?

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 11.11.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

We have to start elevating the conversation and putting out kids first. As we ponder lessons learned from the Chicago teachers' strike, high on that list is the need to redefine the mission of our schools.

The Three Rs vs. the Three Cs -- or Is It the Five Cs?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

We all know the three Rs of Education are not cutting it anymore. It's not even a debate. The only question left to ponder is what to do about it.

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...

Joy Resmovits

Thousands Of Chicago Teachers Take To The Streets | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

It started early in the morning and crescendoed in the afternoon, with thousands upon thousands of teachers clad in red union shirts swarming downtown...

Poor Students Can't Afford Teachers' Strike

brookings | Beth Akers and Matthew M. Chingos | Posted 11.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Brookings Institution. Ninety-three years ago yesterday, the Boston police force went on strike, leaving the...

Education Is the Currency That Matters

Alma and Colin Powell | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Alma and Colin Powell

While the U.S. sent more than 500 athletes to London, back home, 7,000 students dropped out in just one day. Those athletes represented our nation, but so do the young people who drop out of school.

Chicago Students, Parents, Take To Twitter On Teachers Strike

Posted 11.10.2012 | Education

Chicago teachers went on strike Monday for the first time in 25 years after weeks of negotiations between the city and the Chicago Teacher's Union fai...

Joy Resmovits

Texas 41st State To Back Away From Bush's No Child Law | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education

Texas, the state that launched school accountability as an experiment, has applied to untangle itself from parts of the federal No Child Left Behind m...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers' Unions Support Anti-Gay, Anti-Abortion Candidates | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.06.2012 | Education

It was the middle of July, and the race to represent Indiana's 36th district in the state senate was heating up. Incumbent Brent Waltz, an investment-...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan On Team Romney: 'They See Education As An Expense' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.05.2012 | Education

When addressing the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appealed to the crowd not in his of...

Joy Resmovits

What Are the Top Reasons Kids Cut School? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

It's the second day of school in Chaparral High School, a day assistant principal Todd Peterson calls "the second happiest day in the world for all th...

Perry Hall School Shooting Suspect Allegedly Motivated By Bullying

Posted 10.27.2012 | Education

A suspect is in custody following a shooting at Perry Hall High School in Maryland Monday morning, and sources say the incident may have been motivate...

Boy In Trouble For Wearing Out-Of-State Shirt Gets Huge Surprise

Posted 10.23.2012 | Education

The 5-year-old kindergarten student who was told to turn his University of Michigan T-shirt inside out will be receiving a hero's welcome at an upcomi...

Joy Resmovits

Romney, Ryan Differ On Key Education Elements | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

In roundtables with teachers and visits to classrooms, President Barack Obama is continuing to attack the GOP ticket on education this week, from Mitt...

Joy Resmovits

Romney 'Better Positioned' Than John McCain Was On Education, Poll Shows | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama is attacking presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on education this week in speeches, videos and radio adv...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Will Hit Romney On Education Record As Governor | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

David Driscoll, who recently served as Massachusetts' education commissioner, remembers touring the state's high schools to promote a new scholarship ...

Beyond February: Black History and The Importance of Discovering Institutional Memory

Charles Howard | Posted 10.20.2012 | Black Voices
Charles Howard

The presence of people of African descent on numerous teams across the globe is an open invitation to explore historic and contemporary migration patterns - both voluntary and involuntary - to broaden our perspectives about the world around us.

Joy Resmovits

Class Sizes Rise As 300,000 Fired Educators Won't Be Going Back To School | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

Hundreds of thousands of teachers have lost their jobs in recent years. And as U.S. students go back to school amid a presidential campaign with clash...

Texas Teacher Convicted After Sex With 5 Students

AP | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

FORT WORTH, Texas (Associated Press) -- A former North Texas high school teacher was convicted Friday and sentenced to five years in prison for having...

Journalist Sentenced To Jail After Reporting School Police Brutality

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

Adam "Ademo" Mueller, co-host of radio show Free Talk Live and founder of, was found guilty Monday of illegal wiretapping and sentenced t...

Why Would Some of the Brightest Minds at Facebook and Google Leave to Work For This Not-for-Profit?

Simi Singh Juneja | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
Simi Singh Juneja

I recently sat down with the wonderfully gregarious and gentle Shantanu Sinha, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Khan Academy.

How To Make the African American Education Initiative Work

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 10.13.2012 | Black Voices
Kevin P. Chavous

We are all delusional if we believe we can change the educational outcomes for African Americans, or any other race for that matter, without high quality teachers in every classroom. For that to occur, we need to change many well- established rules.