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Education Rankings

U.S. Higher Ed Leadership at Risk Without Bolder Action

Sir Michael Barber | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Sir Michael Barber

While America's preeminence in both elite and mass institutions of higher learning fueled its economic leadership in the last century, that preeminence (and the rising generation's standard of living) is at risk unless the sector overhauls its traditional practices to lower costs while lifting quality.

'A Nation at Risk': Its Legacy and Lessons Learned

Sue Hildick | Posted 06.23.2013 | Impact
Sue Hildick

On state report cards, we get an A for being bike friendly and an A+ for hazelnut production. But Education Week gives us a C on its report card and ranks us 43rd in the nation for education based on numerous factors including how we treat teachers.

Ed Today: Education Rankings, Anti-Common Core Alliance

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Who Is The Biggest (Educational) Loser? As we reported yesterday, Education Week released its Quality Counts report, one of the most comprehensive education rankings in the United States. For the fifth year in a row, Maryland came out on top. Who can in last? South Dakota. Things like rankings can be a bit trickier than they appear -- for example, some of the differences between states might not be statistically significant. But they are incredibly useful, at least politically.

Joy Resmovits

International Test Scores Expose U.S. Education Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

The U.S. performed above average on international standardized tests in elementary and middle school math, science and reading, according to reports r...

What I Did This Summer

Charissa Newkirk | Posted 08.14.2012 | Teen
Charissa Newkirk

There is simply no need for the traditional summer break anymore. In fact, this three-month period often just turns into a time when kids veg out on the couch and surf the Web all day.

We Are Forgetting About Our Kids

Marc Joseph | Posted 10.15.2011 | Education
Marc Joseph

Education is what has helped the quality of American society grow so quickly in the last couple hundred years. This is because adults have made the right sacrifices for all of our kids.

Lucia Graves

House Education Chair: U.S. School System Is 'Failing Our Country'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. students ranked "average" in an international education assessment released on Tuesday, but House Education and Labor Chairman Geor...