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Teachers Union Sues School Board, Says Rahm Declared 'War'

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Teachers Union on Friday filed a unfair labor lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Board of Education, claiming that the board has coerced...

Role of Parents in Education

Alexis Lauricella | Posted 11.09.2011 | Parents
Alexis Lauricella

No one expects that parental involvement will fix the achievement gap or the failures of our education system as a whole, but their involvement is crucial.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Make Own Lesson Plans For 9/11 | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Brook Peters saw the twin towers fall on his second day of kindergarten at Manhattan's P.S. 150. He was 4 years old and eight blocks away,...

'Glee' DVD Maker Donates $1 Million To Music Education

AP | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education

NEW YORK — The maker of the "Glee" DVDs is donating $1 million to school arts programs across the country. Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment ...

Education Reform Now, Not Later

LaVar Young | Posted 11.09.2011 | Education
LaVar Young

In the midst of the vindictive, partisan rhetoric now filling out airwaves -- from the economy and health care, to the upcoming presidential election -- I wonder: what about education?

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan: Obama's Jobs Bill Would Save 280,000 Teaching Jobs | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education

CHICAGO -- America's two largest teachers unions, which have often clashed with the Obama administration on education policies, praised the president ...

Another CPS School Breaks From Union, OKs Longer Day

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

A supermajority of teachers at Englewood's Benjamin E. Mays Elementary Academy voted Thursday to add 90 minutes of instructional time to their school ...

Joy Resmovits

Education Secretary 'Optimistic' About Detroit's Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education

DETROIT -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave the Motor City a homework assignment Thursday. "Can Detroit become the fastest-improving ur...

How To Guarantee Your Children Won't Be Teased! (Hint: Don't Have Any.)

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 01.23.2012 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Of all the reasons I've heard from people who oppose same-sex parenting, perhaps the most oft-repeated is that the child who will endure teasing about the comparative oddity of her family. As one person recently asked, "Did you ever think about the needs of the child?"

Teachers Unions: All For Accountability... In Theory

Bob Bowdon | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Bob Bowdon

There's an easy way to predict whether teachers unions will oppose an accountability proposal. Just find out if the plan would lead to actual dismissals of poorly performing teachers.

Schools, Technology, Test Scores, and the New York Times

Scott McLeod | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Scott McLeod

Can educators really claim to be relevant to life outside of schools while simultaneously ignoring the technological transformations that surround them?

Stop and Smell the Roses

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

The national delirium over accountability and standardized measures is threatening the full, rich, human development of a generation of children.

Congressional Democrats' Advice for Obama's Jobs Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation is waiting to hear what President Obama is going to say tomorrow night, when he gives an address to a joint session of Congress on the subj...

Are Parents a Privileged Class in Education?

Shaun Johnson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

An astounding number of Monday-morning quarterbacks and backseat drivers persist in bloviating about how to solve real problems in education, claiming their expertise as a former student or being a parent of a student.

Joy Resmovits

U.S. Education Secretary Rides 'The Magic School Bus' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan kicked off his three-day Great Lakes bus tour here, in a city he calls a national model for...

A Decade Later, Students With Bush On 9/11 Remember The Day

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

SARASOTA, Fla. — The 16 children who shared modern America's darkest moment with President George W. Bush are high school seniors now – fo...

A Teachable Moment for Parents

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Jeffrey Shaffer

The education system is not just for the students. Learning doesn't stop because you're a grownup. You should be talking to your teachers, and other parents, and keeping yourself informed all the time.

Sam Stein

Michelle Rhee's Key Hire Finds Difficulty In Diffusing Union Distrust | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Attempts to bridge the divide between self-styled education reform groups and teachers unions, backed by progressive organizations, hit ...

Seeking a More Cosmopolitan America

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Paul Stoller

The lack of volition to travel overseas corresponds to a shocking ignorance about other parts of the world. Contemporary students are notoriously ignorant of world geography. Many of them think that Africa, for example, is one country rather than a continent of 53 sovereign nations.

Meet the Poster Child for Charter School Burnout

Alexander Russo | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Alexander Russo

A young charter school administrator named Jessica Reid played a small but important role in Steve Brill's book, Class Warfare. What's it been like for her to be part of the book?You might be surprised.

Low-Hanging Pants and Other Phenomena

Danielle Moss Lee | Posted 11.07.2011 | Black Voices
Danielle Moss Lee

I've got to be honest. I am not a huge fan of "sagging." I hate to think that I'm an unenlightened, fuddy-duddy in my own frustration with this particular style. But, my objections may be more nuanced than most.

Introducing The Biz and Livia Stone Foundation

Biz Stone | Posted 11.07.2011 | Impact
Biz Stone

Our future greatly depends on the minds of young people and our shared attitude toward the natural world. Together, we must understand that life is supported by the ecosystem surrounding us and our environment is profoundly impacted by the choices we make.

Many Americans Born Into Middle Class End Up Falling Out Of It

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business

The promise of the American dream has given many hope that they themselves could one day rise up the economic ladder. But according to a study release...

New Yorkers Say Schools Aren't Better Under Bloomberg

The New York Times | Sharon Otterman and Allison Kopicki | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

New Yorkers are broadly dissatisfied with the quality of their public schools, and most say the city's school system has stagnated or declined since M...

Duncan On Bus Tour To Talk Education

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

PITTSBURGH — Education Secretary Arne Duncan set out Wednesday on a three-day bus tour across the Rust Belt manufacturing region. His message is...