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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...

The Second Year Of College: A Parent's Guide

Adele Scheele | Posted 10.26.2011 | Parents
Adele Scheele

As a parent, your job is to help your child use college as a laboratory to discover his or her interests and develop a full set of academic and life skills.

DC Public Schools Prepares for Hurricane Irene

DCPS.gov | Posted 10.26.2011 | Education

District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) is working to prepare our buildings and school community this weekend for Hurricane Irene, which is expecte...

Facebook Law Blocked, Has 'Chilling Effect' On Free Speech, Judge Says

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 10.26.2011 | Education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new Missouri law prohibiting teachers from having private online conversations with students suffered a double setback F...

How This Hurt Latino Students, And Regulators Let It Happen

AP | By GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 10.26.2011 | Education

FRESNO, Calif. -- California pesticide regulators discriminated against Latino schoolchildren when they annually approved a powerful pesticide used ne...

The American Dream, In Black and White

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Obscured by incessant chatter about the credit rating and national debt is the sad reality of poverty and hunger in America. At the root of these issues is the ugly legacy of racism and the failure to recognize white privilege.

Joy Resmovits

Investigator Uncovers Even More Teacher Cheating In Georgia

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

Richard Hyde, the investigator behind the July bombshell report of extensive teacher cheating in Atlanta's schools, expects to have the next installme...

Chicago App Developers Rise to the Head of the Class

Brad Spirrison | Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago
Brad Spirrison

When it comes to developing educational apps for elementary, high school and college students alike, there are a few local developers who are schooling the competition.

Valuing Both Breadth and Depth in Language Education

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

An Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, Ramón Martinez studied the ways sixth grade students combined English and Spanish in everyday conversation. Then he asked them why they did so.

Building Early Road Scholars: Giving Your Kids the Drive to Succeed

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Suren Ramasubbu

Students can make the most of their commute to school with one simple tool: a smartphone or mobile device such as an iPad. These devices allow students to be more effective learners than any generation before.

The Ultimate School Disaster Plan

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 10.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

Take a moment to answer a few questions that will help us carry on in your absence, and raise your student in a manner that honors family traditions and values.

Saving Endangered Languages

Fox News Latino | Posted 10.25.2011 | Latino Voices

Conducting field research in southern Bolivia, linguist Susan Kalt hikes roughly two hours to reach the communities where she studies Quechua. ...

State's Superintendent Turnover Rate Rises To Almost 30%

Statehouse Bureau, dailyrecord.com | Michael Symons | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

TRENTON -- Nearly 30 percent of New Jersey school districts hired new superintendents in the last year, a larger-than-usual turnover that may have res...

Before Including Test Scores, Reform the Structure of Teacher Evaluation Itself

Andrew K. Miller | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Andrew K. Miller

If you really want teachers to come to table and even consider using student data as part of their evaluation, then the processes and structures of evaluation must be reformed first.

Andrew Lenoir

Racing Cars, Reading Books: IndyCar Champ Scott Dixon Goes Back To School

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lenoir | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

When not winning races, IndyCar champion Scott Dixon reads to his two-year-old daughter Poppy. Her favorite books are “Goodnight Moon” and the Cli...

Why I Chose Boston University

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.24.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

When the letters finally started coming in, and I saw that I'd been accepted to Boston University, I jumped up and down in excitement. I couldn't wait.

NCLB Waivers Should Not Be Unconditional: New Accountability Strategy Needed

Gary M. Ratner | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Gary M. Ratner

What is desperately needed is a new accountability strategy -- not one, like NCLB, that continues to demand that schools dramatically raise student achievement and then abandons them to flail on their own.

Dyslexia Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me

Donna Flagg | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Donna Flagg

My success today is directly tied to my ostensible failures of the past, not because of the scars, but because of what I had to learn in order to survive a system that did not recognize me as a legitimate member.

Joy Resmovits

Standardized Tests To Weigh Less On Teachers, N.Y. Judge Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Teachers unions have the right to collectively bargain over almost every component of teacher evaluations, an Albany County (N.Y.) Suprem...