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Joy Resmovits

American Students Perform Worse As They Reach Higher Grades

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

High school test scores released by the federal government Wednesday provide fresh evidence of a troubling theme in American education: Students seem ...

Are Current School Reforms Imperiling Long-Term Gains?

Jack Jennings | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Jack Jennings

A blizzard of education reports and studies appears every year. This swirl of information, analysis, and commentary -- some of which is contradictory -- makes it difficult to understand the condition of America's public schools. In short, are the schools getting better or worse?

How Poverty Impacts Students' Test Scores, In 4 Graphs

Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

Earlier this month, results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed that while national test scores are slightly improving,...

The Kids Are All Right-er

Patte Barth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Patte Barth

In many ways, the popular storyline that U.S. students get crushed in international comparisons is a distortion of the actual record. Truth is, our fourth- and eighth-graders consistently score above average, and do especially well in reading and science.

Joy Resmovits

Southern Kids Get 'Scary' Scores On Standardized Reading Test

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- American students continued glacial improvements in reading and math at the fourth grade and eighth grade levels, according to national re...

Flummoxed Kids, Enraged Teachers: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 11.05.2013 | Impact
Karin Chenoweth

In the early 1990s, Maryland put in place a complex, performance-based assessment to determine if elementary school students could demonstrate complex problem-solving and think critically across disciplines. The state was in an uproar.

Raising the Bar for Education Standards Is Necessary

Cheryl Oldham | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Cheryl Oldham

Should states only set educational standards that are easily attainable? Apparently, that's what many critics of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS...

New Data, Real Progress

Kati Haycock | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Kati Haycock

We are not getting the job done in our high schools nearly as well as we are at earlier grades. Our students are entering high school better prepared, but along the way that advantage is not being translated into proportionate gains among 17-year-olds overall.

Joy Resmovits

Why Aren't High School Kids Learning?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Despite the popular hand-wringing over America's schools, younger students are actually performing at significantly higher levels in reading and math ...

After Decade Of Criticism, Perhaps Student Tracking Will Get Another Look

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Teachers say they are grouping students of similar abilities with each other inside classrooms and schools are clustering pupils wi...

Can Educators Turn Silicon Into Gold?

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 05.05.2013 | Home
Robert E. Slavin

2013-02-27-tedprizepullWill access to the Internet be transformative? It will be for some children, of course, but if access alone were transformative, the developed world would be transforming like crazy in terms of learning, and it is not.

Joy Resmovits

National Vocabulary Test Sheds Light On Reading 'Crisis', Experts Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

If you can identify the meaning of the word "prospered" within a passage, chances are you know more vocabulary than most American high school seniors....

The Common Core State Standards in Mathematics

William H. Schmidt | Posted 01.05.2013 | Education
William H. Schmidt

The good news is that teachers and parents are open to the idea of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. The bad news is that parents and teachers don't have a lot of information about what the Common Core really is

Young People Who Serve Have Right to be Heard This Election

Steven Culbertson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Steven Culbertson

Young people are volunteering and serving their communities at record rates -- and they deserve the right to ask candidates questions, and to be engaged in this election.

Get Ready for 'Moms Against Drunk Testing'

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Jason Stanford

The education reformers who brought us No Child Left Behind have done screwed up. They've messed with Texas mommas.

The Racial Divide: Will It Widen Or Close?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

We are once again at a critical turning point for our children and nation. Despite all the harsh lessons of the past and all the lofty rhetoric about who we want and need to be as a 21st century multicultural nation in a multiracial and multicultural world, we’re heading in the wrong direction.

Only Orwell -- and Texas Republicans -- Think Less Money Improves Schools

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.03.2012 | Education
Jason Stanford

Education, Republicans believe, is not an unalienable right that makes the pursuit of happiness possible. Instead, Republicans believe education is a commodity, and your access to it is limited only by money and time.

U.S. Students Can Run Successful Science Experiments, But Can't Explain Results

Posted 06.19.2012 | Education

American students can successfully complete science experiments at school, but can't explain their results. A new report out of the National Assess...

Schools That Should Teach America About Teaching Science

James M. Gentile | Posted 07.15.2012 | Education
James M. Gentile

The Nation's Report Card on Science 2011, released last week by the federal government, showed modest improvement but raised even more concern about America's ability to grow the science-literate workforce needed in the 21st century.

Law and Civic Education

Michael Serota | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education
Michael Serota

We ought to be teaching our nation's students about law, rights, and the operation of our system of justice. A future generation of law-abiding, rights-respecting citizens depends upon it.

Pass Or Fail? Miami-Dade Gets Its Report Card

Posted 12.07.2011 | Miami

Miami-Dade received its report card today and according to the Miami Herald, the district's math and reading scores place it at the top of the ranking...

Atlanta Students Show Improvement Despite Cheating Scandal

AP/The Huffington Post | By DORIE TURNER | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

ATLANTA -- Atlanta students are performing better than ever before on national math and reading tests - and they're not cheating to get there, federal...

Joy Resmovits

DPS Scores Poorly On Nation's Report Card

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.07.2011 | Detroit

The report card on America's urban schools is in, and Detroit's grades aren't good. That said, the overall increase in Detroit Public Schools students...

Texas History Education Standards Slammed In New Report

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

A recent report says Texas K-12 standards in history are inadequate, ineffective and "fail to meet the state's college readiness standards," and the r...

Joy Resmovits

Performance Still Dismal On National Math, Reading Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education

Students performed marginally better over the last two years on the nation's most reliable math and reading exam, according to results released Tuesda...