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Still Full of Life, 114-Year-Old Philadelphia School Faces Closure

| Benjamin Herold and Jessica Kourkounis | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook and WHYY's Newsworks. Isaac A. Sheppard Elementary School, now 114 years...

Restoring Hope to McDowell County

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.15.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

In America, a great public education is our primary opportunity agent for a better future. Yet as our economic struggles have reminded us, educational opportunity and economic prospects are inextricably linked.

Technical Vs. Creative Jobs: Why Is the Latter Undervalued in the Educational System?

Franca Sozzani | Posted 02.15.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

Dear creative people, fashion designers, journalists, filmmakers, artists: you are not included among this year's new recruits. Yet, isn't creativity what makes a nation great?

Seattle High School Students Stage Walkout To Protest Education Cuts (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.16.2011 | Education

Hundreds of students from five Seattle-area high schools walked out of classes Wednesday to protest Washington state's cuts to education funding. T...

How to Help Our Immigrant Students? Observe How Mexico Is Educating Its Returners

Sara Vogel | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education
Sara Vogel

Educators on both sides of the border must better coordinate efforts to share the joys and problem-solve the challenges that come with educating immigrant students.

9 States Win Race To The Top Early Learning Grant

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Nine states won a collective $500 million Friday from the federal government to help make pre-K and other early learning programs m...

Florida A&M Drum Major's Hazing Death Ruled A Homicide

AP | By GARY FINEOUT and KYLE HIGHTOWER | Posted 02.15.2012 | College

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The state medical examiner's office has ruled that the death of a Florida A&M University drum major last month was a homicide after c...

Leveling The Playing Field: Post 50s Head Back To Community Colleges | Posted 12.16.2011 | Fifty

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Paul Klingler likes his job as a mold-maker for a Rochester plastics manufacturer. But the 54-year-old Parma resident also liked...

Joy Resmovits

Pell Grants Saved -- Kind Of | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.15.2011 | College

With the maximum allocation for Pell Grants preserved in the latest round of the budget showdown -- despite much political football and an earlier Hou...

Corporate Education Reform and ALEC's Definition of Acceptable Risk

Shaun Johnson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Think Progress recently reported on a comment from a top-executive with the American Legislative Exchange Council that some children eating rat poison is "an acceptable risk."

Unforgettable Moments

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 12.15.2011 | Impact
Earl Martin Phalen

During this holiday season, as we give to family and friends, we must not forget children who are growing up in poverty, the homeless, and others who may not have the resources they need.

Weighing The Cost Of College

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.14.2012 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo Photo Credit: BRETT MYERS/Youth Radio One day last year I skipped school to wait for acceptances from colleges. It was the fina...

Introducing the New Majority

Teach Plus | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

So what is driving great early-career teachers away? For a large proportion, it is a lack of leadership opportunities.

Joy Resmovits

Student Performance Measurement Used In Education Policy Flunks -- Paper | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

Education policies that affect millions of students have long been tied to test scores, but a new paper suggests those scores are regularly misinterpr...

Districts File Third Suit Against State Over School Funding

Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

A third group of Texas schools filed suit against the state Tuesday over education funding, alleging that the system of financing public education is ...

Why Getting Into A Good School Is Hard For A "Poor Black Kid"

Whitney Muse | Posted 02.13.2012 | Black Voices
Whitney Muse

Gene Banks's widely derided "If I Was A Poor Black Kid" column oversimplifies a lot -- including how hard it is to get into Philly's best schools.

Giving Our Young People the Gift of Smart Money Management

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education
Jack E. Kosakowski

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, now is the perfect time to have that conversation with your children and discuss the importance of saving, budgeting and setting financial goals.

What Is Culturally Responsive Pedagogy?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Given the wealth of diversity in our nation's public schools, instructional theory is advocating a shift toward a pedagogy that emphasizes an academically enriching environment for students of all ethnicities, races, beliefs, and creeds.

State Budget Cuts Slam Higher Education, Almost Spare K-12

| Kathryn Baron and John Fensterwald | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, Midyear budget cuts hit Cali...

Obama's Educational Report Card Grade Is F

Alan Singer | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Obama's educational plan not only fails according to my standards, but worse, it fails according to his own.

Joy Resmovits

Can Obama Deliver On His College Affordability Promises? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | College

NEPTUNE BEACH, Fla. -- When Joe Biden traveled here last week with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to host a town hall on college affordabilit...

Where Our Nation Has Failed

Leon Friedman | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics
Leon Friedman

In the face of our enormous economic success, why are we so deficient in dealing with the health of our infants and the population as a whole or in educating our children, in comparison with other countries in the world?

How to Cut the Budget and Improve Schools

Andrew Coulson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Education
Andrew Coulson

Given that spending thousands of millions of additional dollars hasn't noticeably improved outcomes... why keep spending it? If we really care about children's education, the way to show it is by ensuring that every dollar we spend actually accomplishes something.

Are Americans Still Eager to Learn?

Patricia Martin | Posted 02.12.2012 | Chicago
Patricia Martin

Just 8 percent of the graduates of the Chicago public schools are college-ready. That's 8 percent of a population already narrowed down by attrition -- only 57 percent of students in Chicago finish school.

Chris Kirkham

Congress Investigates 'Lavish' Executive Pay At For-Profit Colleges | Chris Kirkham | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

Over the past three years, lawmakers on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee have investigated bonuses and executive pay at companies t...