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Obama Delivers Back-To-School Speech

Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

By Kimberly Hefling, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told students Wednesday in a back-to-school address that they bear ...

D.C. Schools Students Reveal High Rates Of Sex, Fear And Suicide Attempts

Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson had some revealing statistics to share with city council members Tuesday -- almost 10 percent of 8th gra...

Obama To Students: Future Is Up To You

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told students Wednesday in a back-to-school address that they bear responsibility in helping America get bac...

Latino College Enrollment Hits Record High -- But Will It Continue?

Roberto Ramos | Posted 11.28.2011 | Latino Voices
Roberto Ramos

Our strategy should be loud and clear, communicating that without significant Latino educational progress, we will all receive a failing grade.

Joy Resmovits

Rate Teachers Together, Not One By One

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Standardized tests should rank students by percentile and rate teachers in teams, according to a new policy brief by Derek Neal, an econ...

Atlanta Goes Online To Find Replacements For Cheating Teachers

Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

In an attempt to fill teaching positions still left open by teachers implicated in Atlanta's widespread cheating scandal, Atlanta Public Schools is ho...

Send Them a Bouquet of Pencils

Dan Ross | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education
Dan Ross

The real reason teachers have to bring their own supplies to school isn't their principals. It's their students. It's students who come to class unprepared, paperless, pencil-less, point-less. But then here's the other thing: it's not necessarily their students' fault.

Making School a Safe Place for All Students

Deborah J. Vagins | Posted 11.27.2011 | Black Voices
Deborah J. Vagins

No child should be subjected to corporal punishment in school, but what's even worse is that corporal punishment is being disproportionately applied against African-American students and students with disabilities.

State Senator Seeks Online School Audit, Cites Poor Grades, Structure

Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

Colorado Democratic Senate President Brandon Shaffer is seeking an emergency audit of online K-12 schools. In a letter to lawmakers Monday, Shaffer...

The U.S. Economy and Public Education

Bill Gates | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Bill Gates

The numbers don't lie. Unemployment rates among Americans who never went to college are about double that of those who have a postsecondary education. And the need for highly-skilled workers is growing.

"Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing"

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Some professional singers liken vocal production to golf. You will have great days and crummy without rhyme or reason. You give a performance that feels vocally right on, and no one says a thing.

Joy Resmovits

Education Nation: Teachers, Officials -- And The University Of Phoenix

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of players in the education debate hunkered down in a tent staked over Rockefeller Center's ice skating rink this week for NBC's ...

Education Nation Changes the Conversation

Mark Shriver | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Mark Shriver

Our country is engaged in a deep, delicate battle about how to slice up the federal budget. What may surprise some people is that early childhood education comes down to everything Americans are anxious about.

How Long to Wait for Change?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

I can't help but wonder how much closer we might be to deeper education reform in this country if Arne Duncan had led with his No Child Left Behind waiver program at the beginning of the Obama administration.

Murdoch in Education

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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President Obama, NCLB and the School Reform Blame Game

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Society in general needs to understand that the lack of quality teachers, effective administration, and parental involvement are all factors that contribute to the current state of our educational system.

Six More CPS Schools Start Longer School Day

Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

Six public elementary schools in Chicago launched a 90-minutes-longer school day on Monday. One of the schools, Disney II Magnet School, was set to...

When Enemies Love And Serve Each Other

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion
Tihomir Kukolja

How could talking about Jesus directly be constructive at a peace-building conference with participants from numerous faith backgrounds -- Muslim, Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, atheist and agnostic?

The Gift of Reading: Public School Library Makeovers (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact

In communities across the country, Target is sharing its love of education. In partnership with The Heart of America Foundation, Target team member ...

The United States Can Learn A Lot From Hispanics If Given The Opportunity

Glenn Llopis | Posted 11.26.2011 | Latino Voices
Glenn Llopis

President Obama must stop the tokenism that has taken place in Washington for years and start to include Hispanic leaders in his agenda to reinvent America. Our new mainstream voice must be encouraged to start leading conversations that involve the advancement of America.

School Choice Advocates Hope To Build On Gains

| Bill Lueders | Posted 11.25.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. This is the third of a three-part series by Bill Lueders exam...

New Film Takes A Look Inside The Teaching Profession

| Nínive Calegari | Posted 11.24.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Nínive Calegari, producer of documentary "American Teacher," writes. T...

Obama's Weekly Address: President Pushes For Education Reform

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says kids and the economy will benefit from the changes he's making in education policy and his plan to spen...

Joy Resmovits

Will Obama's NCLB Waiver Plan Really Diminish 'Teaching To The Test'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Standing among governors, teachers, superintendents and students in the White House's East Room Friday morning, President Barack Obama asserted his ad...

Smart Girl's Guide to the Internet

Kristin Maschka | Posted 11.23.2011 | Parents
Kristin Maschka

My grand plan for teaching my daughter about the Internet is a combination of this guide, keeping the computer in the open to use real experience to teach, and enough repeating stuff "over and over" to generate eyerolls.