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WATCH: Condi Rice Says America Will Never Be 'Race Blind'

cbsnews.com | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, has been speaking out and reflecting on her time spent in the White House, much of which she recounts in h...

SLIDESHOW: When I Grow Up…Big Dreams From Kids In Developing Nations vs. Kids In U.S.

Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact

To find out what kids around the world dream of when it comes to pursuing the best life they can imagine, the ChildFund Alliance surveyed 5,100 childr...

The State of Young America

Jennifer Mishory | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Jennifer Mishory

The State of a Young America report captures the research, polling, and personal accounts to tell a story of frustration and struggle in the face of downward mobility, but ultimately, a story of a generation that still believes in the American Dream.

It's Education, Stupid (Not Taxes)

Jeff DeGraff | Posted 01.28.2012 | Education
Jeff DeGraff

It's easy to cut education because it's a latent form of value -- it pays sometime in the future. Innovation requires the development of new capabilities.

California Has One Option Left to Stop the Bleeding

Rick Jacobs | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

California is not in crisis; crises are sudden and acute. California is in a chronic, grinding decline and it's providing a window into America's tomorrow.

Condoleezza Rice: U.S. Education Will 'Drive Us Into Class Warfare'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

On a special Thanksgiving edition of Face the Nation, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told CBS's Bob Schieffer that the U.S. public school ...

Hot-Spotting: It's How, Not How Much

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Imagine if you could identify a small number of patients who end up eating up most health care dollars. Let's say you could focus resources just on them, while also cutting the overall amount of health care spending dramatically. This isn't fiction, it comes from Camden, New Jersey.

Oslo High School Accused Of Apartheid, City Official Ends Practice

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

A Norwegian high school in Oslo has been accused of apartheid after segregating classrooms based on ethnic background, Norway's The Dagasvisen report...

State's Bid For Federal Education Grant Rejected By Department Of Education

| John Fensterwald and Kathy Baron | Posted 01.26.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. In another cockfight between...

Join StoryCorps. Thank a Teacher on November 25!

StoryCorps | Posted 01.25.2012 | Education
StoryCorps

This Friday, November 25, marks StoryCorps' 4th annual National Day of Listening, and we are asking everyone to take a moment to thank the teacher who made all the difference.

Why I Am Thankful

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 01.24.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

We are a country who says the glass is half empty instead of half full. We need to change our perspective, at least on Thanksgiving. We all have reasons to be thankful.

Have We Gotten It Wrong on School Reform?

Jack Jennings | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

We are unique in pursuing so much testing, punitive measures against schools and teachers, and the creation of so many independent charter schools. At the same time, we are ignoring financial inequality among schools and school districts.

Joy Resmovits

How The Super Committee's Failure Hurts K-12 Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

Seventy thousand teaching jobs. More than one billion in Title I grants to disadvantaged school districts. Nearly 900 million in funding for special e...

Bring on a Stripy, Dotty South Pole

Juliet Linley | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
Juliet Linley

Creativity shouldn't be piloted; it shouldn't be channeled. It needs to simply flow. That's the true beauty of childhood, seeing as we spend the rest of our lives following rules and instructions.

Obama: 'The Only Reason I'm Here Is Because Someone Invested In Me'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

If you could sit down for dinner with the President of the United States, what would you ask him? Retired school teacher Juanita Martinez of Bright...

Counting the Costs of College

Arva Rice | Posted 01.23.2012 | College
Arva Rice

The idea and notion of sacrificing for college with the promise of better employment options is being questioned. But in this economy -- despite the escalating costs -- college is a necessity.

The Evidence on Charter Schools

Matthew Di Carlo | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Matthew Di Carlo

The endless back-and-forth about whether charter schools "work" -- whether there is something about " charterness" that usually leads to fantastic results -- has become a massive distraction in our education debates.

Relationships Matter

Sean Slade | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Sean Slade

Whether it be inside the classroom, outside the school, between peers, teachers or families, relationships are key to student success and growth.

Joy Resmovits

Do Tests Help Student Learning?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

When the National Research Council published the results of a decade-long study on the effects of standardized testing on student learning this summer...

Communities Skip Washington for Green Action Locally

Frank Sesno | Posted 01.22.2012 | Green
Frank Sesno

By fostering a new generation of energy-aware leaders, communities hope to benefit from the growing green collar job industry while safeguarding against the potentially damaging effects of climate change. Why are they moving and Congress isn't?

Joy Resmovits

Meet America's New Education Lobby

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

Meet the new education lobby. It's ambitious, expansive and, in some cases, modeling itself after sprawling single-issue lobbying organizations lik...

Occupy Seattle Ranks Expand

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
Wendy K. Leigh

As a testament to the far-reaching effects of the Occupy Seattle movement, the daily religious presence at the sanctuary tent includes ministers, rabbis, priests, yoga practitioners and more. When police unleashed pepper spray during earlier protest marches in November, those indiscriminately sprayed included peaceful members of the clergy wearing identifiable religious clothing.

Former Elementary School Principal Headed To Prison For Shocking Crime

AP | By RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 11.22.2011 | Crime

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- A federal judge on Monday sentenced a former Iowa elementary school principal to 30 years in prison for secretly videotaping doz...

Fixing Education Starts With Respect

Patricia G. Mathes | Posted 01.21.2012 | Education
Patricia G. Mathes

If we, as a nation, want to truly improve the quality of education in our nation, then we must start by giving the profession of teaching the respect it deserves.

'Income Achievement Gap' Nearly Double Black-White Performance Gap

| Louis Freedberg | Posted 01.21.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. In a dramatic illustration of the impact of income inequality on how children do in...