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The Public View of Public Schools: Are the Nation's Policymakers Listening?

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

This year's PDK/Gallup poll elicited Americans' opinions on a wide array of education topics, including Common Core State Standards, student standardized testing, international comparisons, school choice, and school governance issues.

Making School Nutrition a Political Issue Has Distorted Reality in Our Cafeterias

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

It's hard to imagine the law's vocal supporters intended that it would result in student boycotts of school lunches, higher meal prices, food wasted or discarded and school districts scrambling to identify funds to comply with unfunded regulations.

60 Years After Brown v. Board, America's School Boards Call for Vigilance

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

We must stay focused on investing equitably in our public schools and students, and we must not be diverted by programs that have the effect of re-segregating America's public education system.

Why Educators Aren't Sold On Video Games

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Video games are increasingly popular learning tools in classrooms, but ...

National Labor Conference Focuses Seeks To Improve Teaching Profession

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

CINCINNATI -- Educators including the U.S. secretary of education, teacher union leaders and school administrators will focus this week on ways to tra...

Students, MySpace and the First Amendment

Lyle Denniston | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

It has long appeared to be a basic legal principle that, while public school officials are the masters of their own domain, they generally do not have authority elsewhere -- unless they can show that off-campus activity directly implicates the operation of the schools.

Should School Officials Be Liable For Online Bullying?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In the latest status update on bullying, schools could now be held liable for students' Facebook and out-of-school harassment. Department of Educati...