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Atlanta Education Case Shows a Dark Side of Emphasis on Testing

Larry Hirsch | Posted 10.11.2011 | Education
Larry Hirsch

It is time to reassess all of the test-centric evaluation and find a way to look at the bigger picture for schools and a children's education.

LAtino Voices

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 10.11.2011 | Latino Voices
Antonio Villaraigosa

Having served as a legislator and a chief executive, I can't overemphasize the importance of voting as a critical civic duty. But there are countless ways to become involved, to support your community, to better your local school or neighborhood.

WATCH: Can He Beat The Calculator To Solve 4,868 Squared?

Posted 10.11.2011 | Education

Can you calculate in your head: 4,868 squared? Harvey Mudd College's Professor of Mathematics Arthur Benjamin can. And he tries to beat the calculator...

The Chilean Miners, One Year After: Bitter Sweet Memories

Paula Escobar Chavarría | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Paula Escobar Chavarría

A year ago, we were really united, and the president was very popular. Now, we are facing an intense movement of students fighting for better and less expensive education.

Parents as Partners: Working Together to Support Our Schools

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Antonio Villaraigosa

When a school system values and respects the relationship between parents and teachers, we are all better able to nurture a lifelong love of learning and achievement.

Our Ladder of Opportunity

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Sec. Hilda Solis

As the country's first Latina Labor Secretary, I appreciate both how far our community has come and how far we still have to go. Latinos come from a heritage of hard work, but our great work ethic will only flourish if we have the qualifications for job openings where we can apply it.

Reflections Of A CCP Grad, Part 2

Peak Johnson | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education
Peak Johnson

I learned at CCP that one person can make a huge difference in how well you do academically and socially.

Nalubombwe Josephine Got Into the Harvard of High Schools

Vivian Glyck | Posted 10.10.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

It's almost incomprehensible to the residents of her village that a girl born into such a dim reality could be walking into the brightest future possible.

Seattle Schools To Shut Down For A Day.. And Another Half

Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

Seattle Public School teachers have agreed to take one and a half days off to help ease their state's budget woes. The move follows a districtwide ...

The New Republic: Why Obama's New Plan To Reform Education Is Likely Illegal

The New Republic | Simon van Zuylen-Wood | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

Faced with a looming deadline and a deadlocked legislature, Barack Obama is employing a strategy many wish he had in the recent debt ceiling talks: He...

The Must-Have School Supply for Girls: Educational Access

K. Sujata | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Back-to-school chatter is already building in Chicago. However, in the discussion of education reform and politicking, one facet is missing: access.

What We Talk About When We Talk About School Reform

Sam Chaltain | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Is the coherent whole what we really want to talk about when we talk about school reform? Is it something else?

Time to Set the Record Straight

Randi Weingarten | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

In this day and age, attacking educators seems to be the norm, but I took notice last week when a blogger attacked me for a badly worded presentation concerning a Connecticut law designed to empower parents to improve their children's schools.

Higher Education In California Neglected, Study Demands State Leadership

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.09.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Robyn Gee Once the leader in public ...

'Friday' Star Pulled Out Of School For Relentless Bullying

Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

Teen music artist Rebecca Black has been forced to leave her high school in Anaheim, Calif. after being bullied relentlessly for her hit single "Frida...

Colorado Takes To Computer Testing To Prevent Cheating

The Denver Post | Yesenia Robles | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

Systems in Colorado designed to maintain the integrity of standardized academic tests don't use as many checks for cheating as some in other states. ...

'Failing' Schools In Suburb Still Among Nation's Best

Glenview, IL Patch | Carrie Miller Email the Author | Posted 10.10.2011 | Chicago

By most measures, Cathy Freidinger is living the public school American dream. Her four kids walk or bike to neighborhood schools ranked among the ...

WATCH: Backwards Rappers

Posted 10.10.2011 | Comedy

Prince Ea is a Missouri rapper who's tired of the shallow messages he thinks popular music is sending to kids, so he's made a video to fight back. His...

Joy Resmovits

Standardized Tests' Measures Of Student Performance Vary Widely: Study | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

The United States has 50 distinct states, which means there are 50 distinct definitions of "proficient" on standardized tests for students. For exa...

NYC To Mandate Sex Education In Public Schools

AP | Posted 10.10.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mandatory sex-education classes are returning to New York City public schools for the first time in nearly two decades. The curriculum in...

Beverly Hall: The Scandal Is Not The Whole Story

Education Week | Beverly Hall | Posted 10.10.2011 | Education

Atlanta's former superintendent on the cheating scandal and its fallout Scandal is the news, but it's not always the story. I know, because the Atl...

Economc Turmoil Could Spell Trouble for Innovation

Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

While the stock market has plummeted on concerns about the near-term strength of the American economy, the larger issue could be that the long-term pr...

Putting Private College Counselors Out of Business

CampusSplash | Posted 10.09.2011 | College

Private college counseling creates massive inequalities in college accessibility. It restricts social mobility by giving rich students an unfair advantage in getting accepted into top tier schools.

Sam Stein

Famed Green Bay Packer Urges Wisconsin Voters To Recall Republicans | Sam Stein | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Wisconsin voters head to the polls Tuesday for the first of two critical recall election days, the labor backed coalition We Are Wisc...

An 'Act of War?'

John Merrow | Posted 10.09.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Schools do not teach what isn't going to be tested, and they do a bad job of teaching a subject when all that matters is the test score. Treat a human being as little more than a number, and the results are predictable.