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Twist of Fate Makes Christmas Dance Symbol to Joplin Middle School Students

Randy Turner | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

The Christmas dance was another sign of the resilience that East Middle School students have shown after this year's hurricane.

How Can We Get the American Dream Back for Our Kids?

Mary Ann Rankin | Posted 02.26.2012 | Education
Mary Ann Rankin

If we want to ensure a chance at a better life for our kids, a good place to start is by making sure that teachers have the tools to help their students reach success, step by step.

Best of TEDTalks 2011, #1: World Peace Game

John Hunter | Posted 01.07.2012 | Technology
John Hunter

2011-12-26-johnhuntertedtedtedc.jpgWhen my students are thrown into a super-heated crucible with a recipe for immediate and complete failure, they don't boil over or give up. They turn lead into gold. Why can't we adults do the same?

Kids Save The World

Posted 12.26.2011 | Technology

jQuery(function($) { $('#ad_sharebox_260x60').prepend(''); }); In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are ex...

California Educators Look To Better English Learning

AP | By CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 12.24.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES -- Roberto Bautista was lost when he entered kindergarten speaking only Spanish. "I said, `What are they saying?' I just pretend I unders...

Give Yourself A Free University Education at University of the People

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 02.22.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Here is a Christmas-Hannukah gift you can give yourself, a loved one, a friend, or the world---A university education online for free. Is this some k...

Best of TEDTalks 2011, #2: Let's Use Video to Reinvent Education

Salman Khan | Posted 01.07.2012 | Technology
Salman Khan

Just as YouTube serves as the world's archive of the human experience, so too can it serve as the world's biggest and most thrilling classroom.2011-12-23-khanteddkjfkdjfkdj.jpg

Salman Khan: Let's Use Video To Reinvent Education

Posted 11.02.2012 | Technology

jQuery(function($) { $('#ad_sharebox_260x60').prepend(''); }); In this special year-end collaboration, TED and The Huffington Post are ex...

Top 10 Stories in Education in 2011

Meredith Ely | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education
Meredith Ely

As 2011 comes to a close, the time has come to reflect on how innovation and perhaps failure have shaken up the education system.

Joy Resmovits

Seven States Share $200 Million In Race To The Top | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.24.2012 | Education

Seven more states will receive $200 million in federal funds in the latest round of the Race to the Top competition, President Barack Obama's controve...

It's All About the Culture: Overlooked Key to High School Reform

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

We adults talk frequently about education reform that is tied to new technology, virtual classes, teacher effectiveness, and individualized student learning. I think we overlook the importance of culture.

The War Over Teacher Evaluations Misses the Point

Teach Plus | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Making an impact for kids is the reason we joined this profession. A system that provides options and pathways to do exactly that is one that should excite any teacher.

Learning Matters Plays a Vital Role in Education Reporting

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 02.21.2012 | Impact
Esther Wojcicki

For 16 years Learning Matters with John Merrow has been showing the nation what's really happening in public education at all levels. Learning Matters...

Two New Education Documentaries Coming in 2012

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 02.20.2012 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

One of the best ways to see what is happening in education is with documentaries and videos and one of the best creators of these documentaries is outstanding education reporter John Merrow on Learning Matters.

Joy Resmovits

Are Charter Schools Holding Up Their End Of The Bargain? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education

In nearly two decades, only 3 percent of charter schools have ever been closed for underperforming, according to a new report released Tuesday. The...

The Education Reform Paradox and the Extinction of Higher Level Thinking Skills

Tony Zini | Posted 02.20.2012 | Education
Tony Zini

The quickest and easiest way to improve test scores is to "teach to the test." In most cases, this is done at the expense of actual learning.

Southern California's Broken Economic Ladder

Gary Orfield | Posted 02.20.2012 | Black Voices
Gary Orfield

Southern California, one of the world's largest and most diverse urban complexes, is rapidly becoming a region of profound economic and geographic polarization.

What Are You Thankful for in Education?

John Merrow | Posted 02.20.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Federal legislation punishes entire schools for not making 'adequate yearly progress.' So why not create some carrots to go along with the stick? How about 'OYP' for 'Outstanding Yearly Progress?'

Joy Resmovits

American Dream At Stake Before School Starts | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

As states revamp their early childhood education to grab a slice of federal education dollars, some education experts are urging policymakers to look ...

Musings of a Mom-to-Be

Preeti Vissa | Posted 02.19.2012 | Parents
Preeti Vissa

There are things that we all need, from good schools to clean air to opportunities for education and advancement, that individuals can't create by themselves. We must do them together.

826dc Celebrates One Year of Innovative Writing Programs for Under-Served Youth

Alma Katsu | Posted 02.19.2012 | DC
Alma Katsu

Working out of its headquarters at the Museum of Unnatural History (its logo cleverly mimicking the Smithsonian's) at 3233 14th Street NW, 826dc provides writing programs for underserved youth.

Five Lessons From The "If I Were A Poor Black Kid" Debate

Christopher Emdin | Posted 02.19.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Privilege often blinds people to the reality of being a poor black male while care and interest is often the mask used to shield a disdain for them.

Number of Working Poor Families Continues to Grow: Does Work Still Pay?

Brandon Roberts | Posted 02.19.2012 | Business
Brandon Roberts

It's time for policy makers to put American working families first. As more families drop from the middle class, the number of working families that are low-income increases.

The Year in Research on Market-based Education Reform: 2011 Edition

Matthew Di Carlo | Posted 02.19.2012 | Education
Matthew Di Carlo

If 2010 was the year of the bombshell in research in the three "major areas" of market-based education reform -- charter schools, performance pay, and value-added in evaluations -- 2011 was the year of the slow, sustained march.

Radley Balko

School Police Have Uncertain Impact On Student Arrests, Crime Prevention | Radley Balko | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

A headline-generating study, published in the journal Pediatrics this week, suggests that approximately one in three Americans is arrested before age ...