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How Online Learning Companies Bought America's Schools

The Nation | Lee Fang | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

This article was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute.   If the national movement to "reform" public educat...

Seeking ShaQuan: A Call for Increased Male Presence in Public Education

Michael W. Waters | Posted 01.17.2012 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Last month, I served as Principal for a Day at a local elementary school. As the day progressed, I was greeted by a cadre of extraordinary professional women. With only two men on staff, my maleness loomed large.

The Schoolbag Haiti

Erin Schrode | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education
Erin Schrode

How did an American environmental activist, a Canadian student, an Australian lawyer-to-be, a social media expert living in Hong Kong, a South African businessman, a Dominican development specialist, and a Haitian mental health worker end up on this Caribbean island?

Joy Resmovits

Teach For America Gives Detroit A Second Try | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.17.2011 | Detroit

When Brenda Belcher, principal of the new Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, interviewed Mo Torres this past summer for a position t...

Sasha Grey -- A Porn Star Dares to Read

Bethany St. James | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education
Bethany St. James

It seems to me she should have been praised for helping children to understand the importance of literacy and the joy of reading. What does it matter to a group of school children what someone does or used to do for work?

AmEx Enters Higher Education Marketplace With Prepaid Student Accounts

Turnstyle | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education

By: Robyn Gee Students at the University of North Florida now only need one item in their wallet to get around campus: their student ID. Starting on ...

How to Turn Your Story Into a Winning College Essay

Lindsay Pyfer | Posted 01.16.2012 | Education
Lindsay Pyfer

Imagine you've got a week until your college essay is due. You think it's impossible. You're worried it won't be good enough. Even worse, you're convi...

Hispanic Students Have Highest High School Dropout Rates

Posted 11.16.2011 | Latino Voices

Utah's State Office of Education is concerned about the growing number of dropouts in the state's high schools, the largest percentage of which are Hi...

Refugee Reeducation: Teens Find New Home At The Global Village School

Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

Bertha Nibigira, a Burundi student, says she had never read a book before being enrolling at Decatur, Georgia's Global Village School . Nibigira is...

Joy Resmovits

Shuttering Education Department Tougher Than Rick Perry Thinks | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Though Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew a blank during last week's debate when trying to list the federal agencies he'd shut down as president, he didn't fo...

Ethnic Studies Court Emergency in Arizona: Only an Injunction Can Prevent Irreparable Harm

Jeff Biggers | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
Jeff Biggers

In a stunning breakdown of the Arizona's obsessive witch hunt, a motion filed by plaintiffs for the acclaimed Ethnic Studies/Mexican American Studies program delineates several areas of discrimination against Tucson's Latino community.

School Counseling at a Crossroads

John Bridgeland | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
John Bridgeland

There are more than 100,000 school counselors in our middle and high schools. Yet, they are among the least strategically deployed education professionals and are almost entirely missing from our education reform debates.

An Open Letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

Gordon Campbell | Posted 01.15.2012 | New York
Gordon Campbell

As you deliberate and prioritize recommendations, we strongly urge you to adopt an approach that protects the most vulnerable as you put the country on a course towards fiscal stability.

Ex-Porn Star's School Appearance Caused By Misinformation?

AP | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education

COMPTON, Calif. -- Officials of a California school system plan to meet with the agent who schedules celebrity guests to read to children after some p...

Historic Cardozo High School: Then And Now (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Monday, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray broke ground on renovations at Cardozo Senior High School, a nearly century-old struc...

Raise (Don't Lower!) the Bar for Math & Science Education

Mary Ann Rankin | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
Mary Ann Rankin

More needs to be done to make it possible for all Americans to realize their full potential in science and mathematics achievement. This country can no longer afford to ignore the needs and potential contributions of large segments of the U.S. population in STEM careers.

Nicholas Kristof On Why He Champions Women's Rights

Tabby Biddle | Posted 01.14.2012 | Impact
Tabby Biddle

Javaria lives near Lahore, Pakistan. Her mother, Saima Muhammad, was routinely beaten by her husband. Then Saima started a successful embroidery bus...

LISTEN: Beyond The Classroom, Rethinking How Kids Learn Science

Posted 01.14.2012 | Education

The U.S. is becoming increasingly concerned over learning among the country's youth in areas of science and math. International testing has shown that...

Amid Scrutiny, Strayer University To Buy Jack Welch Program

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Strayer University, the Northern Virginia-based for-profit college, is getting bigger even as its profits are down. Strayer, with more t...

Republican Candidates Want The Federal Government Out Of Crucial Area

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When it comes to education, the Republican field of presidential candidates has a unified stance: Get the federal government out of...

Reading Scores and Wars: A New Solution

Pam Allyn | Posted 01.12.2012 | Education
Pam Allyn

The simplest solution and the key to stronger reading is to treat reading as practice. Teachers need to reduce the amount of time spent talking about the benefits of reading and allow students to sit down and read.

Overcoming Obstacles to Change

Eric Sheninger | Posted 01.12.2012 | Education
Eric Sheninger

Instead of focusing on broad-based initiatives we must look at factors that stifle the process of change at the school and/or district level.

States Doing The Most (And Least) To Spread The Wealth

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale, Michael B. Sauter, Ashley C. Allen | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The Occupy movement has brought economic inequality to the headlines. Occupy protesters around the country have labeled themselves...

San Francisco City College Finds Success With Two-In-One Veterans' Center

Turnstyle | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

by Nishat Kurwa Photo Credit: Robert Romano Anthony Meade , Air Force veteran and City College student poses in dress uniform. The Veterans Alliance...

Texas History Education Standards Slammed In New Report

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

A recent report says Texas K-12 standards in history are inadequate, ineffective and "fail to meet the state's college readiness standards," and the r...