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Six Premises, Seven Ideas for Better Teacher Training

John Merrow | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Right now, too many schools and colleges of education resemble diploma mills that actually benefit from the churn in the profession. That's a disgrace.

Message to Feds: Stop Kicking the Can Down the Road and Call AAA

John H. Jackson | Posted 09.07.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

U.S. leaders would do well to seek advice from those countries that still have their AAA rating. These countries' leaders would likely boldly tell us that the best sustainable economic stimulus is investing in education.

I Am Not for Homeschooling, I Am It

Kate Fridkis | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
Kate Fridkis

Thinking differently from most people about school is just part of my identity. How could I not? I grew up without school. My reality is different.

Joy Resmovits

Can John Covington Save Detroit's Schools? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education

When appointing John Covington chancellor of Michigan's Education Achievement System, a plan to transform low-performing schools that will pilot in De...

College Graduates Starting Wages Drop In Last Decade: EPI [GRAPH]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.01.2011 | Business

Despite remaining the safest road to financial prosperity, a college degree isn't earning the recently graduated quite as much these days. The ave...

Bring Teachers' Pay Into This Century

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
Sen. Michael Bennet

When women had to choose between becoming teachers or nurses, we could convince them to teach Julius Caesar for 30 years with a small salary. Not anymore.

Michigan Republicans Move To Privatize Public School Teaching

Mother Jones | By Andy Kroll | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

In Michigan, a state perennially crippled by budget deficits, public school districts across the state have already outsourced their bus drivers, cafe...

Teachers Take Note: Advice From Students on How to Improve Schools

Valerie Threlfall | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education
Valerie Threlfall

Using student input to help assess whether new programs or approaches are having their intended impact is not only wise -- it's essential.

Is There Lead In My Phone Case?

Turnstyle | Posted 10.31.2011 | Healthy Living

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

You Made a Difference

Scott Janssen | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education
Scott Janssen

Nearly two months ago I had a blog posted on the Huffington Post. I had no way of knowing the ramifications of what I had written, or that it would, pardon my truthful cliché, change my life.

Should Every Restaurant Have A Farm?

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.06.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"Last year we had way more produce than we could use, so this year, we tried to scale back a little bit to hit the sweet spot a little more closely." ...

Doubled Retirement Exodus - Nearly 5,000 Wisconsin Teachers Leave After Cuts

AP | By SCOTT BAUER | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education

MADISON, Wis. -- When students return Thursday for the first day of school across Wisconsin, many familiar faces will be gone, as teachers chose retir...

Migrant Ed/Head Start Provides Awareness of the Real World to Migrant Kids

Ramon Resa, MD | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education
Ramon Resa, MD

While in Tucson I made it a point to arrive early and observe and engage with some of the Migrant Ed teachers and trainers. What I encountered only reinforced my opinion of Migrant Ed/Head Start programs. It is not the program but the people who made a difference.

Ready for School? Executive Function = Success

Susan Kaiser Greenland | Posted 10.31.2011 | Parents
Susan Kaiser Greenland

The term "Executive Function" may sound more relevant to business school than elementary school, yet it's crucial to your child's social and emotional development.

Can Teachers Criticize Creationism in Class?

Steven Newton | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Steven Newton

If teachers avoid addressing misconceptions, or omit important topics in the classroom out of fear, this becomes education to the lowest common denominator, putting lawsuit anxiety -- rather than education quality -- in control.

Ancient Thinking in Modern Dress

Vicky Alvear Shecter | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
Vicky Alvear Shecter

Michelle Bachmann claims that Hurricane Irene was God's way of telling American politicians to cut spending. She follows in the footsteps of another...

Joy's Shadow As New School Year Begins

Kent Annan | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
Kent Annan

So we shouldn't just endorse the ideal. That's meaninglessly easy. More of us should be investing in education, not just for our own children, but for tens of millions of children in countries like Haiti where their potential isn't being nurtured.

Will Arkansas Officials Support Black Student Achievement?

Rashad Robinson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
Rashad Robinson

Kymberly Wimberly was forced to share a "co-valedictorian" designation with a lower achieving White student. This after a staffer worried aloud that having her in that role would cause "a big mess."

40% of public schools on military bases get poor or failing report card

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
The Center for Public Integrity

By Emma Schwartz, iWatch NewsA substantial number of public schools on military bases are in either poor or failing condition, and many are overcrow...

Two Town Halls, And a Peek Into the Future

John Merrow | Posted 10.30.2011 | Media
John Merrow

For the first time in my life, I am channeling Sarah Palin -- specifically, her complaints about what she calls 'the lamestream media.'

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Defends Michelle Rhee Attack Site | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

In the eyes of Steven Brill, the American Federation of Teachers building a website attacking Michelle Rhee and masking its origins is worse than Rhee...

How Obama's New Job Bill Can Do a Better Job

David C. Harvey | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics
David C. Harvey

When Obama announces his new jobs program, ironically after Labor Day, it needs to include education and workforce training for the some 30 million American adults that have a below third grade reading level.

Schools Chief Who Took $800,000 Pay Cut Giving Up More For Charity

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education

FRESNO, Calif. -- The school superintendent in California who is forgoing hundreds of thousands of dollars in pay and benefits to help offset budget c...

A Global History Lesson in Hope

David Chura | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
David Chura

The world is pretty small when you're locked up, especially if you're a kid doing time with a healthy body that needs to move as you struggle with those nagging teenage questions, "Who am I?" "Why me?"

Teachers: An Untapped App-Development Resource

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 08.29.2011 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

With the explosion of educational apps, you'd think there would be a raft of ex-teachers and child development psychologists being invited into the app development industry.