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Texas Textbook Battle Heats Up With Claims Of Conservative Bias

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

Another battle could be brewing over Texas textbooks, this time because scholars say the proposed lessons distort history. New social studies books...

The Death of Creativity in the Classroom

Randy Turner | Posted 07.13.2014 | Education
Randy Turner

The more importance that is placed on standardized tests, the more teaching to the test we will see, including the administering of entire series of practice tests. We will see an increase in scripted, cookie-cutter lesson plans because when administrators' jobs are on the line.

Golden Seeds Takes Bold Steps to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Emmie Twombly | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Emmie Twombly

On the second day of the Summit, 25 companies presented business updates to Golden Seeds investors. I was able to sit down with Golden Seeds partner, Jo Ann Corkran before, after and during the Summit for first-hand insights. Here is a glimpse on how one of the leading angel investors is making her mark on the industry.

United Gala for Orphaned Children in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 11.25.2013 | New York
Jim Luce

Orphaned children--especially in poor countries--face daunting odds against succeeding in life. In many countries they have little, if any, opportunit...

The Common Core Nightmare That Awaits Us

Randy Turner | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Randy Turner

If students are going to be tested three times a year, then gullible school districts will be shelling out hundreds of thousands for test preparation materials, and before you know it, there will be no time to do anything but teach to the test.

Teachers Group Calls On Oklahoma To Invalidate State Test Scores

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

After experiencing weeks of technical difficulties earlier this year, the Oklahoma Education Association called on the state to disregard all 2013 sta...

Cecil B. DeMille and School Reform

Marc Epstein | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York
Marc Epstein

Governing and executing public policy is not, nor will it ever be, simply about having a good idea and a mainframe computer at your disposal.

A Warning to Young People: Don't Become a Teacher

Randy Turner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Randy Turner

Young teachers from across the United States have told me they no longer have the ability to properly manage classrooms not because of lack of desire, but because of upper administration decisions to reduce statistics on classroom referrals and in-school and out-of-school suspensions.

The Next CEOs - 10 CEO Ready Leaders

Mike Myatt | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Mike Myatt

The 10 leaders profiled below represent different industries, different disciplines, and even a few different countries, but they all share one thing in common - they're all CEO ready. Meet my predictions (in no particular order) for the next crop of chief executives...

Moody's Smacks Down Credit Agency Rival

AP | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Moody's Investors Service on Friday downgraded The McGraw-Hill Cos., citing the company's plans to sell its education business and t...

The S&P Case and the Problem of Financial Opinion

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Robert Teitelman

We've seen both problems before, notably in Eliot Spitzer's crusade against Wall Street analysts in 2001. The parallels are remarkable; the resolution is unsettling. What did we have?

The Cost vs. Quality Conundrum: Top Higher Ed Tech Trends for 2013

Sean Devine | Posted 02.20.2013 | Education
Sean Devine

Technology has transformed a variety of industries over the past decade, from ecommerce to entertainment. One could argue that 2012 was the year that technology accelerated its march to transforming education as well.

How to De-Risk Book Publishing

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 02.09.2013 | Books
Steve Rosenbaum

It used to be that having conversations with readers came after publication. But today a book is the outcome of thought leadership, blogging, and conversational leadership.

Dear President Obama...Green Building Can Lead America's Economic Comeback!!

Rick Fedrizzi | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Rick Fedrizzi

This week, 40,000 people will gather at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco to celebrate the green building movement. And we've got a lot to cheer about.

LOOK: 'The Trouble With Women' In 1959

The Huffington Post | Janean Chun | Posted 10.19.2012 | Small Business

Mitt Romney isn't the only boss with problems finding a few good women. In a 1959 workplace film, "The Trouble With Women," a manager named Brad is...

New Book on Social Media Tells the Tasti D-Lite Story

Kate Kelly | Posted 12.15.2012 | Books
Kate Kelly

NYC restaurateur Celeste Carlesimo adored ice cream so much so that she wanted to be able to eat it every single night.

MF Global To S&P Before Collapse: We've 'Never Been Stronger'

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business

* S&P says MF Global touted capital, liquidity strength * One week after email to S&P, MF Global failed * House lawmaker...

A Modest Proposal to Save Test Prep

John Merrow | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
John Merrow

When California Governor Jerry Brown recently called for fewer standardized tests and less time on test preparation, he probably expected to be praised. Instead, his proposal has been greeted with cries of outrage from teachers, administrators, and students.

Education "Reform" -- Garbage In, Garbage Out

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

The problems with education in America will be addressed only when we recognize that it's all about race, class and inequity.

I'll Miss Arne's Trip to Joplin: We're Testing That Day

Randy Turner | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

If Secretary of Education Arne Duncan steps into my 8th grade classroom when he visits tornado-stricken Joplin, he will have an opportunity to see a man-made disaster that he made possible.

Stock Of S&P's Parent Company Tumbles Following Downgrade

AP | Posted 10.08.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) -- McGraw-Hill took a little friendly fire Monday, seeing its stock tumble nearly 8 percent after its Standard & Poor's agency downgrade...

Credit Raters Spend $1.76 Million To Lobby Washington

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The three major credit rating companies poised to decide whether to downgrade the nation's top-ranked debt standing are at the same...

Exams Too Easy? State Drops $32 Million For New Tests

New York Post | Susan Edelman | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education

The state has hired a different testing company to produce its standardized exams for grades 3 through 8, replacing a firm whose too-easy tests led to...

Slavery Ended in 1865? That Myth Puts our Kids in Danger

Tina Frundt | Posted 09.19.2011 | Impact
Tina Frundt

Modern-day slavery, now called human trafficking, still exists across America. The U.S. State Department estimates up to 17,000 people are trafficked -- enslaved -- in the U.S. each year.

SEC Considers Charges Against Credit-Rating Agencies For Role In Crisis

Posted 08.17.2011 | Business

U.S. regulators could file civil fraud charges against some credit-rating agencies for their role in developing mortgage-bond deals that helped br...