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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

How the Education System Fails Underprivileged Students

Brandy Williams | Posted 10.29.2011 | Black Voices
Brandy Williams

Well-meaning educators are often the source for underprivileged student failures. In giving underprivileged students excuses and passes, educators teach them that the world owes them something.

Parenting: What Praise Helps and What Praise Harms?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2011 | Parents
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Astounding research shows that praising children for their abilities actually lowers their level of achievement, while praising them for their effort ...

The Classroom Of An 'Unschooler,' Who Learns By Not Going To School

AP | By LEANNE ITALIE | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

-- School's never out for 14-year-old Zoe Bentley. Nor is it ever in. The perky teen from Tucson, Ariz., explores what she likes, when she likes as ...

HBCU Blues: America's Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the 21st Century

Della Britton | Posted 10.29.2011 | Black Voices
Della Britton

In more recent years, budget cuts, aging buildings and failing infrastructures have undercut the once vital role many HBCUs played in educating and uplifting the Black community.

Joy Resmovits

Who Should Run Indianapolis Schools?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

Today, Indiana’s Board of Education is expected to rubber-stamp a contentious plan for the state to take over three high schools and one middle scho...

Third World America: One Year Later

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.28.2011 | Books
Arianna Huffington

I wanted the book to serve as "a warning, a way of saying that if we don't change course -- and quickly -- that could very well be our future." Well, 12 months on, the paperback version of the book is coming out and, sad to say, almost none of those troubling trends have been reversed.

Schools Chief Takes $800,000 Pay Cut

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.28.2011 | Education

FRESNO, Calif. -- Some people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who's really giving back. A...

An Unusual Gift That Let's This 13-Year-Old Find Belonging At Med School

AP | By MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 10.28.2011 | Education

GARY, Ind. -- He is about half the age of other students in the room. Yet 13-year-old Noah Egler is completely in his element, wearing powder blue med...

New York Scraps $27 Million Contract With Murdoch Education Affiliate

Posted 10.27.2011 | Education

The state of New York has scrapped a controversial $27 million contract between Rupert Murdoch's Wireless Generation and the state's Education Departm...

One Size Fits Most

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 10.26.2011 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Two worldviews on education reform emerge. One obsesses about curricular "coherence" in our nation's schools. The other seeks to unleash dynamism inside our K-12 education system. Thankfully, the two visions can be combined.

Drug Test Proposal Inspires 8-Day Teacher Strike In Central Ill.

Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

Angered by a newly proposed random drug testing policy, the teachers union in the Illini Bluffs School District in the central Illinois town of Glasfo...

Zach Carter

Another Rick Perry Staffer Ensnared In Teacher Death Bond Scheme

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Governor Rick Perry's ties to Swiss banking giant UBS go beyond his relationship with former Sen. Phil Gramm (R-Texas). Perry's cu...