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Joy Resmovits

Student Performance Measurement Used In Education Policy Flunks -- Paper | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

Education policies that affect millions of students have long been tied to test scores, but a new paper suggests those scores are regularly misinterpr...

Opt Out Chronicles: Organizing and Bullying

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 01.28.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

Parents are the only ones with the power to stop high stakes testing and take our schools back from the corporate reformers.

States Grading Teachers More Stringently, Using Numerous Measurements

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Teachers and principals are worrying more about their own report cards these days. They're being graded on more than student test ...

School Counseling at a Crossroads

John Bridgeland | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
John Bridgeland

There are more than 100,000 school counselors in our middle and high schools. Yet, they are among the least strategically deployed education professionals and are almost entirely missing from our education reform debates.

In First Round, 11 States Look To Dump No Child Left Behind

Posted 01.15.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday that 11 states have formally submitted requests for waivers from key provisions of No Child Left Be...

Number Of Schools Cited As Needing Improvement Skyrockets

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

An unprecedented 1,325 schools across 123 New York districts have been identified for improvement under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Of t...

Parents to Senate Education Committee: You Need our Input on ESEA!

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

Parents Across America (PAA) has sent a letter to the members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee after noting that panelist...

The Times Has It Right on ESEA Renewal: Just Say No!

Peter Meyer | Posted 12.28.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

It is past time to fix NCLB -- but it is not the time for retreat on the need to raise standards and hold educators accountable for student performance.

Bennet Visits Colorado Schools Today And Tomorrow

Posted 12.24.2011 | Denver

This morning Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet is expected to deliver remarks about the importance of hiring great principals at Jefferson County public ...

No Child Left Behind Plan Doomed to Failure

Randy Turner | Posted 12.22.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

If education is failing in the United States, it is doing so because of the wounds being inflicted upon it by our elected officials and educational bureaucrats. The only way to see our children's lives improve is to remember that the public schools are not the problem.

Hayley Miller

No Child Left Behind Revision Moves One Step Closer To Law | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Senate education committee completed a bipartisan markup revising the No Child Left Behind Act on Thursday evening. After 13 hours o...

Do You Want Your Kids on That Bus?

John Merrow | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Imagine it's early morning, 20 minutes after the school bus was expected. You are waiting with your children when an old yellow clunker, its rear emergency door hanging open, weaves toward you. The driver has a pint of whiskey in one hand.

Don't Let Congress Turn Back the Clock on Teacher Quality

John Affeldt | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
John Affeldt

Let's hope Congress corrects the mistake it made last year and finally fulfills the promise to provide all students with qualified and effective teachers. Our future depends on it.

Arne Duncan's Second Chance

John Thompson | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education
John Thompson

The NCLB waiver process provides an opportunity for the Duncan administration to extricate itself from the assault on teachers that was initiated by its predecessor.

Most States To Seek No Child Left Behind Waivers

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — A majority of states intend to take President Barack Obama up on his offer to let them get around unpopular requirements in the "No...

Avoiding School Reform Roadblocks

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 12.09.2011 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Reform is about creating an environment in which students are the priority and we as their teachers assist them in starting and finishing their journey to becoming educated citizens.

Good Evaluation Requires Data -- And Sound Judgment

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 12.01.2011 | Education
Tom Vander Ark

It's obviously a good thing to consider all forms of evidence when providing performance feedback to employees. But teaching is not like golf, you can't reduce it to a single score for one contributor.

ObamaFlex: Too Much Tight, Too Light on Loose

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 11.28.2011 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

ObamaFlex is in need of improvement. Some additional vetting -- via the Congressional process perhaps? -- might make it ready for primetime. Too bad the Administration took that option off the table.

How Long to Wait for Change?

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

I can't help but wonder how much closer we might be to deeper education reform in this country if Arne Duncan had led with his No Child Left Behind waiver program at the beginning of the Obama administration.

President Obama, NCLB and the School Reform Blame Game

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Society in general needs to understand that the lack of quality teachers, effective administration, and parental involvement are all factors that contribute to the current state of our educational system.

Have the Bush-Obama School Reforms Helped Our Inner-Cities?

Marc Epstein | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
Marc Epstein

In a few short months NCLB will have been part of the public policy landscape for 10 years. When it's birthday rolls around in January what should we celebrate?

Failing Schools--Not Just a Label, a Fact

Janet Murguía | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education
Janet Murguía

Let's not shy away from real education reform out of fear of attaching labels to schools. Instead, let's continue to have high expectations for all of our nation's children, and put politics aside to take our public schools from "failing" to "great."

Republican Senators Introduce Bills To 'Fix' No Child Left Behind

Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

Former U.S. education Secretary Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) announced Wednesday a plan to introduce new legislation...

Stop and Smell the Roses

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

The national delirium over accountability and standardized measures is threatening the full, rich, human development of a generation of children.

When No Child Left Behind Doesn't Work, This Might

Las Vegas Review-Journal | Trevon Milliard | Posted 10.29.2011 | Education

Orr Middle School Principal George Leavens isn't surprised that only half his students tested at grade level in math and reading last school year. ...