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Half Of Colorado Online Students Leave, Funding Stays

EdNews Colorado | Burt Hubbard and Nancy Mitchell | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education

Colorado taxpayers will spend $100 million this year on online schools that are largely failing their elementary and high school students, state educa...

Jon Stewart and the Kids

Ming Holden | Posted 12.01.2011 | Home
Ming Holden

Jon Stewart came to Indiana for my birthday. Well, okay, on my birthday. When I was a college freshman in 2002, we used to gather in the basement o...

Republican Race to the Bottom on Education

Bill Burton | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education
Bill Burton

The Tea Party has moved Republicans to the right on many issues. But on the issue that will determine our country's economic future, they aren't moving Republicans right or left. They are pushing America off a cliff.

The 'I Have to do it all Myself' Trap

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.02.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

Caring for others and being cared for is a part of every human being's life. Equality and economics now require women and men to share that responsibility.

International Walk to School Day, Everyday

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 12.02.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

If we could simply overcome our irrational fears, children would scamper down the street in droves, right? The sad truth is that even the fittest, bravest or most conscientious kids cannot realistically walk to school if they don't attend the school in their neighborhood.

Workplace Culture Wars

Kristin Maschka | Posted 12.01.2011 | Women
Kristin Maschka

In the battle between well-intentioned policies and the unwritten rules of any workplace, unwritten rules win every time.

America's Early Childhood Education Crisis

Michael Yarbrough | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education
Michael Yarbrough

The fact of the matter is that early childhood, ages three to five, is not only an ideal time to build a solid foundation in literacy and critical thinking abilities, but a crucial one at that.

Wall Street Protest Supporters 'Occupy' Tumblr

Turnstyle | Posted 11.30.2011 | College

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Civil Rights Education 'Dismal' Across The Country

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education

"Dismal." Likely not a word ever preferred in an educational setting, but the description the Southern Poverty Law Center found appropriate to ass...

Teacher's Heavy Punishment For Students Saying 'Bless You'

Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

When someone sneezes, it's common for a person in the vicinity to respond, "bless you." But for making that remark, students in Steven Cuckovich's ...

Real Men Don't Teach

Dennis Danziger | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education
Dennis Danziger

Most days you're okay with being only a teacher and not really a man. Today, this morning, is not one of those days. But in a few hours, I'll be in my classroom teaching. And I'll get over it.

Beyond the Creative Class

Eric Tipler | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education
Eric Tipler

The German model is akin to the vision Obama articulated in his speech: high-end manufacturing that we export to the world. It's a good vision. High-end manufacturing should be a core part of our economy.

Will the Last Teacher to Leave the School, Turn Out the Lights!

Franklin Schargel | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education
Franklin Schargel

Politicians don't seem to mind that they are eating America's seed corn. Obviously they got their education. Besides when it is time for children to vote, they will be long gone from the political arena.

Rankings: Best High Schools And Top States For Math And Science

Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

U.S. News and World Report, known for its annual rankings of America's top colleges and high schools, released today its first-ever list of "Best High...

New York State Blocks "Victory" Charter on Long Island

Alan Singer | Posted 11.29.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

The reality is that Victory Education Partners has been associated with a series of education failures. Maybe the politicians finally understand.

Clearing Up Common Myths About What It Means to Be Bilingual

Nataly Kelly | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education
Nataly Kelly

"One can become bilingual at any time during one's life -- as a child, as an adolescent, or as an adult. There is no upper age limit for acquiring a new language and then continuing one's life with two or more languages."

What Every Reader Asks: 'What's It Got to Do With Me?'

David Chura | Posted 11.29.2011 | Books
David Chura

When Marge introduced me, she was true to form. I winced as she laid out all her objections and doubts about the book in excruciating detail. "Oh boy, what kind of night is this going to be?" I thought.

School Official Pulls Bra Trick At Public Meeting

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

ABINGTON, Mass. -- The chairman of the school committee in Abington, Mass., is apologizing for a magic trick he performed before a televised meeting t...

New Federal Aid Targets Community Colleges, Hispanic-Serving Schools | Posted 11.29.2011 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Obama administration made major cash infusions to community colleges and Hispanic-Serving Institutions on Monday through grant...

Trust but Verify in Education -- and Some Discussion on Cheating

John Merrow | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education
John Merrow

This isn't a fully-formed blog post per se, but I would like to draw your attention to an editorial I co-authored in last Sunday's Sacramento Bee; t...

Texas Shed 900 School Jobs Amid Massive Budget Cuts

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

SAN ANTONIO -- The $4 billion in cuts to Texas public schools this summer might be starting to hit Gov. Rick Perry where it hurts most – his rec...

Ben Bernanke: U.S. Should Learn From Emerging Economies

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that long-term unemployment is a "national crisis" and suggested that Congress...

Joy Resmovits

More Charters And School Closures To Come In Detroit, Roy Roberts Says | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Roy Roberts, a former GM executive, says his first few months on the job as emergency manager of Detroit's public schools have been "like ...

Schools Should Not Be Islands: Building Bridges in Mexico Through Academic Encounters

Sara Vogel | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Sara Vogel

This is not just a story of the resiliency of children and adults in distressed communities. It is a moment that demonstrates how important it is for educators -- and students and families -- to communicate and collaborate with each other to promote learning.

15 Things Students Want the Nation to Know About Education

Lisa Nielsen | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Lisa Nielsen

In their "Voices of a Nation" discussion, young people provided insight into their own experiences with education and what they think needs to be done to ensure that every student receives a world-class education.