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Joy Resmovits

Military Schools Already Laying Off Teachers Due To Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

When President Barack Obama signed an executive order Friday night mandating across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration, Henry Strom, the s...

Teacher-Evaluation Plans Bedevil D.C., Waiver States

www.edweek.org | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

Even though 34 states and the District of Columbia have No Child Left Behind Act waivers in hand, many of them are still negotiating with the U.S. Dep...

America's Middle Class Promise Starts Early

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 05.04.2013 | Impact
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

Early childhood education is one of the best investments we can make in America's future. Now is the time to redouble our efforts, not cut back. Doing right by our youngest children is essential to America's middle-class promise. We look forward to working together to make it happen.

Is the Common Core an Attack on Progressive Education?

Lisa Nielsen | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
Lisa Nielsen

When we insist on measuring the performance of students with cognitive disabilities by giving them a curriculum that is beyond their reach and assessments we know that developmentally they will be unable to read, we are setting everyone up for failure.

The Power Of Encouragement As A Force For Learning

Lisa Petrides | Posted 05.03.2013 | TED Weekends
Lisa Petrides

2013-02-27-tedprizepullGreat teachers have recognized this truth, and now, by leveraging the connectivity brought about by the Internet, through content that is openly available, and by those willing to help champion the learning efforts of our students, anything is possible.

Joy Resmovits

Sequester Would Hurt Students In Special Ed

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.28.2013 | Politics

Teresa Armstrong is steamed.  The Virginia mother of four has spent the last few weeks watching, reading and listening to politicians argue about ...

Joy Resmovits

SAT Creators Make Civil Rights Hire

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

The College Board, the organization best known for bringing you the SATs and Advanced Placement exams, is trying to branch out -- into civil rights wo...

Ed Today Sequestration In Your Schools? Mexico Teachers Union Leader Busted

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

What's Sequestration, And Why Should You Care About It? The good folks at Politics K-12 have a lengthy, 12-part explainer on sequestration and schools.

Lessons From Pre-K That Work

| Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

This story was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news outlet based at Teachers College, Columbia University. By Jackie Ma...

Joy Resmovits

America On Track To Make High School Graduation Goals For First Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Despite the constantly gloomy rhetoric about the state of America's schools, U.S. students are steadily improving by at least one metric -- for the fi...

Teacher (Likely The Straight Prom Advocate) Suspended For Remarks

AP | Posted 02.21.2013 | Gay Voices

FARMERSBURG, Ind. -- An Indiana school district reeling from the uproar over a teacher's comments that she believes gays have no purpose in life suspe...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan On Sequestration: 'There Is No Fix'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While sequestration is not a sure thing yet, school districts are already asking for help dealing with the massive, imminent cuts, U.S. ...

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Education Secretary Duncan: Teachers Don't Want To Work In 'Armed Camps'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- People who say that teachers want to carry weapons are just pushing "a marketing opportunity," according to U.S. Secretary of Education ...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Can't Get No Satisfaction, Says Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

As school districts continued to cut budgets, increase class sizes, and implement teacher performance evaluations, teachers' job satisfaction plummet...

Ed Today: Ron Paul's 'New School Manifesto'; Federal Equity Commission

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Next In Your Education Library: Ron Paul?? According to the Washington Post, former presidential candidate Ron Paul is working on an education tome called "New School Manifesto." The book will be out in September. Paul, as you might recall, campaigned on shutting down the U.S. Education Department. So it'll come as no surprise that the book will majorly boost home schooling.

Joy Resmovits

Poor, Minority Kids 'Irredeemably Blighted' By Unfair School System: Federal Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

Advocates have shouted about inequalities in the U.S. education system for decades, with issues ranging from the availability of good teachers to the ...

Mr. President, My Students Deserve Better

Randy Turner | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Randy Turner

In this country, an education should not only be a pathway to a better job, but a pathway to a better life.

GENERATION STRESS

Evan Manning | Posted 04.09.2013 | Teen
Evan Manning

From the moment we step onto the high school scene, anxiety burst through our chests, restricting our breathing. It's a constant battle with our surroundings and within us.

Joy Resmovits

Obama Ally Attacks White House Education Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration has been under fire for watering down the No Child Left Behind Act by granting waivers that exempt states from its stringent ...

'My School Is NOT Doing Enough About Bullying'

Olivia Busch | Posted 04.08.2013 | Teen
Olivia Busch

It's pretty safe to say that it's harder to hide from the bullies than it may have been 20 or 30 years ago. Some kids have to face it not only for seven hours at school, but also every hour beyond that because of the constant contact that can be made via text message or social media.

Only Four In Ten D.C. Third Graders Are Proficient Readers, Report Finds

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.04.2013 | DC

Only four in 10 D.C. third-graders are proficient readers and even fewer are proficient in math, according to a report release Monday. According to...

Ed Today: Michelle Rhee's Regrets, School Voucher Fight

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Rhee-grets, She Has A Few? Former Washington, D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee is out with a new memoir this week (called "Radical"), and she's making the talk show rounds to promote it. Yesterday, she told George Stephanopolous on "This Week" that maybe she shouldn't have fired that principal on TV. "My style is very deliberative and very focused on doing what's right for kids.  And so I wouldn't change that so much," Rhee said.  "Should I have fired ineffective principals?  Absolutely.  Should I have done so on national TV?  Probably not." Here's a Times interview, in which she says she regrets initially not taking test security questions seriously. Also, Rhee is scheduled to be on The Daily Show tonight, so that should be fun!

HELLO, SENIORITIS!

Karielle Stephanie Gam | Posted 04.04.2013 | Teen
Karielle Stephanie Gam

College applications are complete (excuse me while I kiss the sky), some of us lucky ones have already been accepted to schools we applied to early (congrats!) and after a particularly grueling first semester, nothing seems to matter in comparison.

What's The Point?

Oliver Harte | Posted 04.03.2013 | Teen
Oliver Harte

We work just hard enough to get by, but do not retain any of the information. Is that how we should be learning? Essentially, it's pointless.

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan: Toll Of Student Deaths 'Untenable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a forthcoming interview with Bloomberg Radio, reiterated his plans for a big push on early childhood educa...