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Joy Resmovits

How Sleuths Catch Cheater Teachers | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.01.2012 | Education

The first time Bob Wilson, a former DeKalb County, Georgia, district attorney, interviewed educators suspected of cheating on exams in 56 Atlanta scho...

Teacher War Rages in NYC: Take an Olive Branch From Early Ed

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 04.30.2012 | New York
Susan Ochshorn

The NYC Department of Education recently lifted an embargo on the publication of Teacher Data Reports, leaving a significant slice of its educator corps to the wolves.

Teacher Voices Must Be Heard

Teach Plus | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

More than ever we -- teachers -- must be a vital part of this national conversation. As teachers, we have a responsibility to our students and communities to share our collective wisdom in an effort to facilitate quality reform.

Celebrate Read Across America Day

Sara Ferguson | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Sara Ferguson

Take the time to share a book with a child. Time spent reading with children not only increases their academic achievement, but also improves their self esteem.

The Moral Status of Homeschooling and Public Schooling Motivations

Pamela J. Stubbart | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Pamela J. Stubbart

Just as there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose homeschooling, so too there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose public schooling.

Teaching Film in a High School Classroom

Caitlin Barry | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education
Caitlin Barry

Being able to critically analyze visual information the way one would analyze text is a key skill in today's world. Teenagers are bombarded with visual stimuli and need to be able to pick it apart and ask questions of it.

Southside Showdown - the Struggle for Control of Education in Los Sures

Jason A. Otaño | Posted 04.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Jason A. Ota&ntildeo

Like much of Williamsburg, over the last decade the look of Los Sures has seen dramatic changes. The demographic dominance that the Puerto Rican community once held is long gone due to mass displacement.

Education + Experience = Unemployed

Jeanette Khan | Posted 04.29.2012 | Business
Jeanette Khan

My story shows that education and experience do not always equal employment, no matter what society has led you to believe.

Brain Surgery

Jonathan Richards | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Richards


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.