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How To Best Reform America's Education System

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Former New York City chancellor of education Joel Klein says the U.S. school system needs a serious makeover, and he has some strong opinions about ho...

Lingonberries in the Cafeteria? Not So Fast

Lynda Bekore | Posted 11.05.2014 | Education
Lynda Bekore

Finland is the new black. Or so it would seem, from the many accolades increasingly heaped upon it by education experts, who tout Finland's treatment of teachers and education as a model of instructional progress.

Why Is Public Television Against Public Schools?

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.11.2014 | Education
Peter Dreier

You'd think that that public television would support public education, but you'd be wrong. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has gotten in bed with the billionaires and conservatives who want to privatize our public schools.

Joy Resmovits

Obama Visit To New York Tech School Highlights Battle Over Closings

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- President Barack Obama's visit on Friday to a Brooklyn public school operated in partnership with IBM puts him, perhaps unwittingly, in th...

Are Schools of Education Why Children Don't Learn? Reclaiming the Conversation on Education

Alan Singer | Posted 09.09.2013 | Impact
Alan Singer

I will not defend every school of education and every professor that works there, but I know we are not "the problem" with education in the United States.

A Seismic Shift In Our Schools: College Prep, Career Readiness, And The Common Core Revolution

Posted 06.30.2013 | Impact

TIME: 2:00pm-3:00pm EST The world is changing and the American education system hasn’t kept pace. Experts from across the ideological spectrum ag...

Poll Driver: StudentsFirstNY in the NYC Mayoral Race

Jessica Siegel | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York
Jessica Siegel

As someone who has spent much of my life teaching, or writing about education issues, I thought, why not? It wasn't one of those polls where they were surreptitiously trying to sell me a product--or were they?

In NYC, Rhetoric vs. Reality

Eric Lerum | Posted 07.23.2013 | New York
Eric Lerum

There is still much work to be done -- but there is no doubt the city's education system is on a better path because of the leadership of the past decade. Students and families in New York City -- and everywhere -- deserve a real debate on the issues.

Can We Move Past Market-oriented "Reforms" to Policies That Actually Work?

Elaine Weiss | Posted 06.22.2013 | DC
Elaine Weiss

Instead of results, we have gotten rhetoric, and our children have fallen further behind. It is time we adopt policy solutions that match the depth and complexity of the problems and address them head on.

Rupert Murdoch's Education Subsidiary Does Not 'In Any Way Endorse' Donkey Sex

Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.08.2013 | Media
Joy Resmovits

On Slashdot, user "theodp" ran a Google cache search of Amplify, Rupert Murdoch's education subsidiary. The results, as theodp put it? "Obscene."

Steve Zimmer Defeats the Billionaire Boys Club With a Cost-Effective School Board Campaign

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.08.2013 | Los Angeles
Peter Dreier

The Zimmer-Anderson school board race attracted national attention because it was seen as a test of the effort by corporate power-brokers to run schools like businesses, a strategy that they and the media misleadingly call "school reform."

Higher Tech Meets Higher Ed

Robin Raskin | Posted 02.22.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Silicon Valley thrives on disruption; academia thrives on tradition. That's a recipe for tension.

Outside Cash Floods New Orleans School Board Race

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Lesli A. Maxwell | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

In New Orleans, where 80 percent of students attend charter schools that are not overseen by an elected board, the race for a local school board seat ...

Joy Resmovits

After Strike, Chicago Makes Sense Of Its Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Every Sunday, CEO of Chicago Public Schools Jean-Claude Brizard takes his 2-year-old son to breakfast. It's a "sacred" ritual, Brizard emph...

Shameless Shape Shifters

Gary Stager | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education
Gary Stager

My journalism has set out to expose the ideologues and profiteers engaged in dismantling the democratic ideals of public education. And yet, I just got hoodwinked by Joel Klein and the Rupert Murdoch-owned company he leads.

Chris Kirkham

Chicago Teachers Strike Shows Teacher Accountability At Charters Differs From Union-Contract Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

At the heart of the Chicago teachers strike, a historic rift that left 350,000 students in limbo for more than a week, was a question that school syst...

The Real Reason America's Schools Stink

Businessweek | Charles Kenny | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

Over the next few weeks, millions of American schoolchildren will return to the classroom from summer vacation, and not a moment too soon. Compared to...

Joel Klein Touts News Corp. Tablet Computer Ed Venture

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — Former New York City schools chief Joel Klein left to run News Corp.'s education division but spent much of the past year defending b...

Joel Klein Steps Down From News Corp.'s Internal Hacking Investigation

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | Media

June 18 (Reuters) - News Corp's Management and Standards Committee, which is investigating the aftermath of the media conglomerate's phone hacking s...

Joy Resmovits

Will Education Be A Decisive Election Issue In 2012?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education

After a presidential primary campaign so far largely devoid of debate on education, the topic could be a decisive one in 2012, according to a new surv...

Joy Resmovits

Policy Leaders: National Security, Prosperity At Risk By Way Of Current School System

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education

Thirty years ago, a Reagan administration report warned of "a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people." The ...

Joy Resmovits

Education Absent From The Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

It's Super Tuesday, and Ohio kindergarten teacher Nicole Kessler is frustrated. Budget cuts turned her life upside down this year: To save money on bu...

The Promise of Education Technology (It's Not Just About Lighter Backpacks)

Joel I. Klein | Posted 04.04.2012 | Education
Joel I. Klein

The Obama Administration's push for digital textbooks, while useful, represents only initial steps on the proverbial thousand mile journey.

Who's the Real Chicken?

Len Levitt | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

Rupert Murdoch may have called Gov. Cuomo "chicken" for refusing to take on the city's teacher's union. But judging from his latest State of the City address, Mayor Bloomberg sounds like the real chicken for refusing to take on Ray Kelly.

The Global Search for Education: A Look at New York Public Schools

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"You can still walk into a kindergarten class in New York City on the first day of school, and simply on the basis of race and how kids are dressed, predict with frightening accuracy which kids are likely to graduate 13 years later."