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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...

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Heckle Rupert Murdoch

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO — Protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement heckled News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch during a speech at an education forum Frid...

Teacher Over The Moon After Winning £150,000 For Physics Lesson

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.14.2011 | Home

A Physics teacher has scooped £150,000 for her exciting physics lesson which uses homemade rockets and animation in a competition organised by e-lear...

Fundamental Change Is Never Voluntary

Buck Goldstein | Posted 12.13.2011 | College
Buck Goldstein

Adapting to the new realities where resources are constrained and public expectations are at an all time high is no longer optional even for the wealthiest universities.

'Sesame Street' Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.13.2011 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- Big Bird's problems getting into "The Good Birds Club" are at the center of an anti-bullying effort being launched by "Sesame Street." Th...

How Budget Cuts Are Hitting Schools And Hurting Students

Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

As school districts are facing massive budget cuts across the country, school programs, teachers and students are taking the hit. According to a re...

To Governor Rick Scott: What Anthropologists Can Do for Florida

Rachel Newcomb | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education
Rachel Newcomb

If Governor Scott wants to send the anthropologists out of state, along with other liberal arts majors, India and China may have a place for them.

Money, Education and Love

Robin Quivers | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women
Robin Quivers

We women have heard over and over again that for men, it's all about looks. But research shows the more educated you are, the more weight you can carry and still remain very attractive to the opposite sex.

Unleashing The Power of The "Girl Effect"

Michaela Haas | Posted 12.13.2011 | Impact
Michaela Haas

Many of us in the charitable community have already heard about the Girl Effect, a ground-breaking campaign launched by the Nike Foundation. But a recap never hurts, so here are some compelling stats to set the stage.

WATCH: Elderly School Bus Attendant Beat And Bit Student

Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

A surveillance video from a Florida school bus has surfaced that shows an elderly bus attendant beating and biting a student she says bullied her. ...

Sending Kids the Bill for the Mess Left By Wall Street

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education
Robert L. Borosage

Wall Street's excesses blew up the economy. Now the question is who pays to clean up the mess. Across the country, our children are already paying part of the bill -- as their schools are hit with deep budget cuts.

Charters Schools: Cashing In On Education

StateImpact Ohio | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

Traditional public school districts and charter schools have long been at odds in Ohio, but that strain is most noticeable when it comes to schools ru...

Joy Resmovits

4K More Per Child -- The Cost Of Closing The Achievement Gap, Says CEE

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- It's been more than a decade since Michael Rebell filed a lawsuit that led to increased school funding in New York. Now, the lawyer and Co...

Alabama's Assault on Civil and Human Rights

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices
Marielena Hincapié

The passage of Alabama's draconian HB 56 and the federal court's decision must be a call to action for all of us. Children's groups, educators, civil and human rights defenders must stand up against such oppressive laws that threaten the very fabric of our society.

How Private Companies Are Profiting From Texas Public Schools

Texas Observer | Abby Rapoport | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

It's not hard to imagine Pearson's vision of utopia. Pearson is a London-based mega-corporation that owns everything from the Financial Times to Pe...

Joy Resmovits

Charter School Scaling Experiment Takes Shape In Houston

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

An ambitious experiment created by Harvard economist Roland Fryer to export and scale the practices of high-performing charter school chains to public...

The Education Gap: Lessons from Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth and Steve Jobs

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

Last week we lost two great visionary leaders whose impact on the world has forever changed our lives. Yet, sadly, I think we missed the opportunity to make their contributions to society a real teachable moment for our children.

Teachers Remain in Dark Over Texas Assessment Test's Difficulty

John Harden | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
John Harden

Texas' new assessment test has many teachers and principals in Burleson ISD asking themselves if they are prepared for the new level of difficulty -- but no one knows.

The Global Search for Education: Knowledge

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Fueled by international test scores which indicate that the UK is lagging behind other nations in education, the British education debate has focused on a number of issues.

YouTube Has New Channel for Teachers

Andy Plesser | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Andy Plesser

The new channel provides teachers with instructions on how to make and upload videos and how to incorporate existing videos in their classroom instruction.

Boundless Creativity and Curiosity: Following Steve Jobs' Example in the Classroom

Willow Dea | Posted 12.12.2011 | Education
Willow Dea

Ironically, Jobs was a college drop out who started a company that affected millions, and became pivotal in educating young people all over the world.

Hands-On Memorization

Alton Lu | Posted 12.12.2011 | Home
Alton Lu

I am an 18-year-old senior. I am a product of ineffective schooling.

Does Khan Academy Really Work?

Shantanu Sinha | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education
Shantanu Sinha

With the student mastering core skills on the computer, the teacher can leverage the classroom time for more engaging and dynamic activities such as project-based learning, peer tutoring, or lively discussion.