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Joy Resmovits

Obama Administration Steps Away From Civil Rights Promise, Advocates Allege

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

A tweak in the enforcement of the No Child Left Behind Act leaves some education advocates claiming the Obama administration is pulling back on a civi...

Can the Education Trust and Teachers Work Together?

John Thompson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

If we can make the transition to higher standards without the omnipresent testing stick, perhaps the Education Trust and teachers could bury the hatchet, build on our areas of agreement and focus on better ways of achieving equity and offering engaging and authentic instruction to all.

A Brief Audit of Bill Gates' Common Core Spending

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

Bill Gates likes Common Core. So, he is purchasing it. In doing so, Gates demonstrates (sadly so) that when one has enough money, one can purchase fundamentally democratic institutions.

Katherine Burkhart

Congress' Student Loan Fix Won't Help Students Most In Need

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Burkhart | Posted 08.07.2013 | College

WASHINGTON -- Regardless of whether Congress can pass legislation to address the rise in interest rates on federally subsidized student loans, it will...

Joy Resmovits

Why Aren't High School Kids Learning?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Despite the popular hand-wringing over America's schools, younger students are actually performing at significantly higher levels in reading and math ...

Joy Resmovits

Civil Rights Groups Say 'Not So Fast' On NCLB Waivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

As droves of states wiggle out from some of the toughest components of the much-maligned federal No Child Left Behind Act, school districts in states ...

After Decade Of Criticism, Perhaps Student Tracking Will Get Another Look

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Teachers say they are grouping students of similar abilities with each other inside classrooms and schools are clustering pupils wi...

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 ...

Chris Kirkham

For-Profit College Group Fights To Keep Students In Dark On Debt

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 08.24.2012 | Business

For-profit college representatives are fighting in federal court for the right to avoid telling students if they are likely to afford their debts afte...

The Win-Lose-Win School of Reform

John Thompson | Posted 10.06.2012 | Education
John Thompson

By now, social science shows how and why the win-lose approach of test-driven "reform" has failed. Now, we must document the costs of these political wins for corporate "reformers."

Report Emphasizes Need For Culture Change In Order To Attract, Retain Teachers In Struggling Schools

Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

A new report released by The Education Trust emphasizes the need for policy and culture changes in the public education sector, and not just updated t...

Abandon "Students of Color" Category

Richard Whitmire | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education
Richard Whitmire

We need to stop lumping black and Hispanic students together -- both in terms of how we measure progress and in terms of policy. The groups have different educational needs.

Why We Must Listen to Young Black Males

John Thompson | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education
John Thompson

The Education Trust's Amy Wilkins used her family experiences as evidence to condemn Tracey and Abby Sparrow's piece, "The Voices of Black Men." No other organization has attacked teachers in a way than has upset me more than has the Education Trust.

Educators Alarmed: Black, Latino Students Perform at Levels of 30 Years Ago

| Teresa Wiltz | Posted 03.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of America's Wire. WASHINGTON —- Educators are expressing alarm that the performance gap between minority and whi...

Joy Resmovits

Performance Still Dismal On National Math, Reading Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education

Students performed marginally better over the last two years on the nation's most reliable math and reading exam, according to results released Tuesda...

Joy Resmovits

Civil Rights Coalition But Not Teachers' Unions Harp On Harkin's Education Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education

As Senators of the Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee debated federal education policy at an abbreviated hearing Wednesday morning, two co...

Census: More Hispanic Students Graduating, Attending College

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education

MIAMI — A higher percentage of young Hispanic adults is finishing high school, and the number attending a two-year college has nearly doubled ov...

Only 5 Schools Do Right By Low-Income Students, Study Finds (PHOTOS)

Posted 08.02.2011 | College

According to a recent study, only 5 colleges are doing well by low-income students, the Chronicle of Higher Education reported on Wednesday. Th...

The Obituaries for Data-Driven 'Reform' Are Being Written

John Thompson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Once we reject the silver bullets proposed by "the billionaires boys club," we can commit to a humane vision of school improvement that respects the dignity of teachers and students.

Alarming Results In Nation's Report Card

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Very few students have the advanced skills that could lead to careers in science and technology, according to results of a national exam released Tues...

Rhee Got Results, but Will They Last?

Mimi Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mimi Carter

Michelle Rhee saw the "toxic" stress DC's children were suffering from. She knew she had to get the youngest into quality programs and fast, or she was going to lose them. In just three years she's made huge gains in Pre-K.

Colleges That Have The SMALLEST Minority Graduation Gaps (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Using data from College Results Online, two new reports from the non-profit Education Trust explored the gap between graduation rates of whites and mi...

"You're Either With Us or You're With the Status Quo": Privatization Supporters Push Obama to Pick Their Kind of Education Secretary

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Brown

Wrap your arms around the testing mania of Joel Klein, or you're soft on accountability. Embrace Michelle Rhee's nuclear approach to administering schools, or you're a status quo-hugging wuss.