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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...

Education in the Age of Information

Dr. Gino Yu | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Dr. Gino Yu

If education is thought of as providing students with information, today's Internet world is radically different from the pre-Internet world. From a content point of view, there isn't much we can teach students that isn't already online.

Don't Let Congress Turn Back the Clock on Teacher Quality

John Affeldt | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
John Affeldt

Let's hope Congress corrects the mistake it made last year and finally fulfills the promise to provide all students with qualified and effective teachers. Our future depends on it.

America's Most Innovative Cities

24/7 Wall St. | Michael B. Sauter | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Six American cities are among the most innovative in the world, according to a report published Monday by 2ThinkNow, an innovation...

Diane Ravitch: Proving Why Parents Need a Revolution

Ben Austin | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education
Ben Austin

Unfortunately, it has become clear over the past two years that those who currently hold power view parent empowerment as a threat and, therefore, will do whatever they can to stop it.

Joy Resmovits

Sen. Rand Paul: Slow Down Education Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

Letters and amendments are flying on the eve of the first markup of a comprehensive rewrite of the No Child Left Behind law, providing a glimpse into ...

The Public Equivalent of Love

David Kirp | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education
David Kirp

We need a sea change in how we think about all children -- a kids-first approach. The guiding principle is as simple, and as powerful, as the Golden Rule

Finance Reports Shed Light On Denver School Board Race

The Denver Post | Yesenia Robles | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

Finance reports filed Monday by committees involved in the Nov. 1 election show that the Denver teachers union has spent $88,500 on two Denver school-...

The Crucial Role of Parental Involvement

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Bureaucratic systems often create barriers that prevent teachers from developing effective relationships and discourage parents from taking part in helping students develop their learning skills.

LISTEN: The Tutoring Boom's 'Tutoring Industrial Complex'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

As students settle in to the new school year and as mid-semester grades start trickling in, students who are looking for another boost in their academ...

Bush In Denver To Speak About Education

Posted 12.18.2011 | Denver

Former President George W. Bush will be taking part in a discussion about education with non-profit Get Smart Schools as well as Mayor Michael Hancock...

The Only Major Counterweight to Economic or Political Power Is People Power

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Howard Steven Friedman

In a democracy, it is the people who need to have the power, not just the rich and powerful. Let us hope that Americans learn that their rights are very tenuous and need to be protected, rather than simply taken for granted.

Joy Resmovits

Federal Government's Role In Grading Teachers At Center Of Legislative Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) shifted a major teacher evaluation requirement out of his rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- known as N...

In Global Education Race, U.S. Is Falling Behind

Justin Snider | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

For America to avert catastrophe and regain both its educational edge and economic dominance, how -- and how urgently -- must must U.S. higher education change?

California School Spending Among Lowest In The Nation

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Joanna Lin | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. Budget shortfalls have pushed California's spending on public schools to a historic low, rel...

Blues Legend Inspires Unusual Audience

Zack Isaacs | Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices
Zack Isaacs

There is a musician whose work might be missing from your iPods: David "Honeyboy" Edwards. He was a blues icon who passed away in August at the age of 95, but his friends are working tirelessly to preserve his legacy.

Black Churches Need a Come-to-Jesus Moment on HBCUs

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 12.17.2011 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

The bond between black churches and historically black colleges and universities has broadly painted the rich history of the Black American experience. Now many HBCUs are losing the support of their affliated churches.

Your Favorite School Books

Annemarie Dooling | Posted 12.17.2011 | Books

Thinking about the bookshelves back at school brings up so many memories. The first time you stood by yourself at the library desk and handed over...

Columbus High Schools Face Closures From Under-Enrollment

The Columbus Dispatch | Jennifer Smith Richards | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

The Columbus school district has closed 40 schools in the past seven years. None was a high school. But after losing thousands of students, some hi...

Is Rick Scott Right About Anthropology?

Janice Harper | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Janice Harper

His sensitivity to anthropology's social reach may well be what is influencing his aim to gut funding to the discipline and to other liberal arts programs

California Schools Scrambling To Add Lessons On LGBT Americans

The Los Angeles Times | Teresa Watanabe | Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

At Wonderland Avenue Elementary School in Laurel Canyon, there are lesson plans on diverse families — including those with two mommies or daddies ...

Alexander Eichler

The Jefferson Innovation Summit: Business Leaders Brainstorm A New Era Of American Creativity

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- No one knows where good ideas come from. In some cases, the answer may simply be to throw a bunch of brains together in a room...

Marshall High School's Turnaround Saga

Lorraine Forte | Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago
Lorraine Forte

Tamoura Hayes started high school in Chicago with big dreams for college that she already knew would be tough to reach. "C'mon," she said. "I go to Ma...

Cutting Electives From High School Grad Requirements Will Have Big Impact

MercuryNews.com | Sharon Noguchi | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

It's hailed by some as a way to cut California's 18 percent dropout rate, and condemned by others as the beginning of a two-tier education system that...

Web Startup Tackles Student Debt 'Crisis'

Reuters | Posted 12.14.2011 | Small Business

(By Jon Cook) - Sue Khim was in her third year of medical school, $50,000 in debt and wondering if she would ever dig herself out. Instead of simpl...