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Joy Resmovits

Arizona Legislature Turns Education Into Social Wedge Issue | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

In the last few months, Arizona's conservative state legislature has sparred over bills that would police teachers for profanity inside and outside th...

Black History Is American History, All Year Round

Teach Plus | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Meaningful discussions about black history, women's history -- indeed, all histories -- should not come and go with the passing of the calendar.

Coming Soon, the iPad3: Effects of New Technology on Education and the Digital Divide

Lori Day | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Lori Day

When the iPad2 came out, much of my cynicism was directed at yet another expensive piece of hardware that would require infrastructural tech supports that school districts don't always have, especially the poorer ones.

Hungry to Learn

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

As an example of project based learning at its best, schools in the New Tech Network recently invited teachers to create projects using the hugely popular The Hunger Games trilogy as learning material.

The Lingering Global Crisis and the New Poor

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Marcelo Giugale

The lingering global crisis is forcing us to rethink the objectives and the tools of social policy. Past meltdowns in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin-America provide us with some good hints on what to expect and how to respond.

Celebrating International Peace Corps Week: Add Your Photos! (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 02.28.2012 | Impact

When John. F. Kennedy stood on the stairs of the University of Michigan on Oct. 14, 1960, a grand idea was articulated -- one of service, internationa...

Students Do Change Over Time... and That Is Not a Bad Thing

Anthony Otero | Posted 04.28.2012 | College
Anthony Otero

The general state of the students has changed. Technology has enabled my students to plan their future in a way I could never imagine.

On Education, Santorum Flunks History

Jeff Madrick | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Jeff Madrick

Pandering to ignorance is not new with Santorum. But surely the candidate determined to be the candidate of the working class has reached a new low. And he has given those who are sincerely religious a bad name.

The U.S. Constitution: What If You Could Explain the Crafting of This Document in Less Than an Hour?

Kate Kelly | Posted 04.28.2012 | Education
Kate Kelly

The United States Constitution is one of the most influential political documents of all time, and it is the cornerstone that supports our liberty. ...

Obama Makes Bold Challenge To Governors

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama Monday urged the nation's governors to invest more state resources in education, saying a highly skilled workforc...

Rick Santorum's Populist Pandering: Education as Elitism

Steven Cohen | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

The American majority does not think that you are a snob if you think everyone should be given the opportunity to go to college.

Why Teaching Kids Self-Regulation Skills Is Essential

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 04.27.2012 | Parents
Yalda T. Uhls

In order to guide youth who access digital media to focus on scholarship we must develop children's learning strategies in a way that helps them resist the hundreds of thousands of distractions available with these tools.

Substitute Shouldn't Mean Substandard

Adora Svitak | Posted 04.26.2012 | Education
Adora Svitak

We need to reward the "thankless job" of substitute teaching with better pay and chances for permanent positions. I look forward to the day when no student comes home saying, "I didn't learn much today... we had a sub."

What Silicon Valley Executives Keep Getting Wrong About Education

Dr. Keith Devlin | Posted 04.26.2012 | Technology
Dr. Keith Devlin

Successful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who clearly understand the importance of understanding the market and testing how effective their products are seem to leave those important instincts at the door when they comment on K-12 education.

Joy Resmovits

Who's Funding Michelle Rhee? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Politics is once again making strange bedfellows. A top Mitt Romney supporter and one of Barack Obama's wealthier contributors have a common cause: Th...

Medicaid: Help in Hard Times

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Medicaid is vital -- it provides hundreds of millions of children who are poor or have disabilities with comprehensive health coverage enabling them to become productive, taxpaying members of society.

'Bad' Women, Teachers, and Politics

Sabrina Stevens | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education
Sabrina Stevens

Our field has been under bipartisan attack for a while now, as our feminized profession (76% female) has joined the ranks of all the other "bad" women throughout history accused of threatening society's well-being.

Know Before Whom You Stand: Learning From Everyone

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

We can all learn from those around us, and oftentimes we are forced to think in new and different ways when we keep an open mind to those who think differently than us.

The Promise of RESPECT: A Teacher's View on Transforming the Profession

Teach Plus | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

For the teaching profession to be truly revitalized, it is imperative that we address the issue of "respect."

Reinvigorating the American Dream: A Broader Bolder Approach to Tackling the Achievement Gap

Peter Edelman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Education
Peter Edelman

Addressing in-school factors in a vacuum -- with no consideration of the problems facing the wider community -- cannot do enough to improve educational outcomes or to narrow the achievement gap between low-income students and their wealthier peers.

My Fake Family Tree

Monica Medina | Posted 04.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Monica Medina

My teacher was forcing me to reveal that my father's name was Enrique and my relatives had names like Teotiste, Cesar, Josefina, Juan and so on. I wasn't ready to display my Venezuelan roots to the world.

Free College Is the Answer to Our Higher Education Crisis

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Bernard Starr

Our nation is facing a crisis -- with vast domestic and worldwide implications -- that can only be addressed by thinking out of the box about education.

Beyond Books: Thoughts on Children's Literacy Going High Tech

Earl Martin Phalen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Earl Martin Phalen

For the first time in our organization's history, we find ourselves faced with a new kind of children's book, one that is displayed on the screen of a tablet.

Joy Resmovits

Mitt Romney Inconsistent On Education Money In Michigan? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Michigan's budget surplus has been widely touted as an encouraging sign of economic recovery in a recession-addled state -- enough that Republican pre...

The Real Value of a College Education

Jonathan D. Fitzgerald | Posted 04.24.2012 | College
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald

Yesterday, it happened. A student hit me with the question that many educators dread, "When are we ever going to use this in life?"