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UPDATE: GWU Applicants Receive False Hope, Student's Information In Email Kerfuffle

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.22.2011 | College

You're accepted! Oh wait ... Online applicants to George Washington University's non-degree program were befuddled Wednesday morning when they ...

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Detroit Education Reform: Few Details Emerge On Michigan College Promise

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education

When Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) presented sweeping reforms to Detroit's -- and, eventually, Michigan's -- schools on Monday, he accompanied the new...

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Legal Action Over Florida's Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education

Florida's largest teachers union filed suit on Monday to stop the enactment of new pension reform laws, the first lawsuit of potentially many that see...

The Global Search for Education: India Time

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Our problems right now in India are different to those of more developed nations. India has a poor education system. However, our society values education more than anything."

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Ohio, Idaho Look To Repeal Education Reforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.17.2011 | Education

Two states are pushing back against new education reforms by putting recently passed laws up for popular vote. We Are Ohio, a volunteer group of pu...

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New Charter School Laws In Maine, North Carolina, Tennessee

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.16.2011 | Education

The charter school movement appears to be making gains as new laws expanding charter access have worked their way through several state legislatures o...

Our Children's Education: Who Will Stand in the Gap when Politicians Act Like Absentee Dads?

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 08.15.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

If we are truly going to do something to help children and families rise above the circumstance of poverty, it is critical that we help kids succeed in the classroom.

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Oregon Teachers Union Laments Lack Of Process Surrounding Education Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education

At 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Tony Crawford looked at his clock in Canby, Oregon and lamented the change the next sixty minutes would bring. "For the n...

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Georgia's Charter Schools Trying To Stay Open In Wake Of Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education

Laurel Blase, 6, doesn’t know where she'll start first grade this August. "I want to go to the charter school next year," she said, referring to ...

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Few Students 'Proficient' In U.S. History

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education

If you can identify one advantage American troops held over the British in the American Revolution, chances are you know more U.S. history than most e...

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Illinois Teacher Accountability Now Official

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

With the flick of Gov. Pat Quinn's (D) wrist, an Illinois law that changes the rules governing how teachers can be hired and fired became official Mon...

A Teacher's Gift: Finding Hope Amidst The Rubble In Joplin

Randy Turner | Posted 08.11.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

Despite the destruction that surrounded me, that collection of "Hi's" was enough to put the smile back on my face.

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Michigan House Tackles Teacher Quality

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.10.2011 | Education

Michigan became the latest state to sink its teeth into the question of teacher discipline and tenure Thursday, when the state House passed a four-bil...

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Report: Businesses Can't Just Be 'Pawns' In Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education

America's business leaders say they want to fix education, but they don't know how to do so effectively. As a result, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce ...

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Teachers In Texas Rally Against Education Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education

As Texas lawmakers prepare to cut billions in education funding and give school districts a heavier hand in determining teacher pay, the state's educa...

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ACLU: Milwaukee's Voucher Program Segregates Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Milwaukee's voucher system, which allows low-income students to attend private schools using tax dollars, discriminates based on disabilit...

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Cafeteria Workers Take On California's Capitol

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2011 | Education

Barbara Torres says she was a "troubled child" growing up in the Los Angeles public school system. But, at age 14, an administrator gave her a chan...

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Charter School Backlash?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education

A St. Louis school board member challenging the city's charter schools on a legal technicality knows his claims may not go far -- but that hasn't stop...

Almost Curtain Call: Countdown To 'Guys And Dolls' In South Bronx

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 08.03.2011 | Education
Kate Quarfordt

While our performance of "Guys and Dolls" may not win us any Tony's, it nonetheless confirmed my belief in the transformational power of making art with young people, obstacles be damned.

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States Take Different Approaches To Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.02.2011 | Education

Nevada could soon join Tennessee in becoming the latest in a long line of states to pass laws that drastically alter the teaching profession. In N...

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Challenging Ohio's Education Reform Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education

Ohio senators have axed wording that strips public employees of most collective-bargaining rights and mandates merit pay for teachers from the state's...

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The Questionable Future Of School Librarians

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.31.2011 | Education

Tracey Weiss Suits, a 25-year teacher who worked for the last six years as a media specialist in a Land O' Lakes, Fla., school, had a feeling her job ...

Charlotte Students: Too Much Testing!

Posted 07.31.2011 | Education

Many stakeholders, from experts to administrators, have opined on the future of America’s schools. But as more and more states pass laws tying teach...

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Challenging Idaho's New Education Laws, One Signature At A Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.27.2011 | Education

In Pocatello, Idaho, miserable forecasts cancelled Memorial Day soccer games. But the rain won’t stop Bill Davis, a soon-retiring English teacher at...

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WATCH: Focus On Accountability In Schools Deemed Too Narrow

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.08.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Education policies pushing more tests haven't necessarily led to more learning, according to a new National Research Council report. "W...