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Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Author Cautions Education Dept. On Waivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

The grandfather of the No Child Left Behind Act is putting the feds on notice, warning them not to pervert the education law's principles -- and he's ...

Joy Resmovits

New York Students With Disabilities May Soon Take Easier Tests Than Their Peers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

A proposal to test some severely disabled students on lower educational standards advanced in New York on Tuesday, paving the way for a potential coll...

Joy Resmovits

States Struggle To Overhaul Schools After No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Some states are having trouble keeping the promises they made to get out from under the cumbersome No Child Left Behind Act, according to the Educatio...

Pennsylvania Gets A No Child Left Behind Waiver

AP | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Education Department has approved Pennsylvania's request to ignore parts of No Child Left Behind's requirements in exchange for a pl...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Reject Signature Bush Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

The House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday passed the Student Success Act, chairman Rep. John Kline's (R-Minn.) rewrite of the No Ch...

Joy Resmovits

GOP Education Fix Goes Too Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

John Kline is frustrated. The Republican representative from Minnesota and chair of the House Education Committee says his constituents have been t...

US states, Local Governments Plead For New 'No Child Left Behind'

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. state and local officials again called on Congress to pass renewed "No Child Left Behind" education legislation, ...

Breaking the Congressional Logjam on Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Jack Jennings

Daily, members of Congress orate on the need for American schools to improve. Yet yesterday, the legislation authorizing every major federal program to assist education has expired or will soon lapse due to the lack of action by Congress.

On No Child Left Behind's 11th Anniversary, An Obituary Of Sorts

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.11.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Yesterday, No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era big government education law, turned 11. We had a lot more to say about this on the tenth anniversary, but the 11th is worth noting for one simple reason: the law doesn't really exist anymore! At least, not as we knew it.

Joy Resmovits

Little Hope For Rewrite Of Expired Bush Education Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on the promise that his administration would oversee the rewriting of the expired No Child Left Behind Act. But four ...

Educational Opportunity for Military Children

Ron Avi Astor | Posted 08.09.2012 | Impact
Ron Avi Astor

When will Congress stop ignoring the education of the children of military families who have sacrificed so much since the war on terror began?

Ward Connerly's Income Inequality

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.24.2012 | College
D. R. Tucker

If it's true that Connerly opposed public-sector affirmative action merely as a way to line his own pockets, then he has to be considered the right's biggest embarrassment since Armstrong Williams.

Have We Gotten It Wrong on School Reform?

Jack Jennings | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

We are unique in pursuing so much testing, punitive measures against schools and teachers, and the creation of so many independent charter schools. At the same time, we are ignoring financial inequality among schools and school districts.

Joy Resmovits

Obama To Lay Out No Child Left Behind Waiver 'Flexibility'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

States that want out of specific No Child Left Behind provisions must adapt four reforms that mirror the administration's legislative priorities, Pres...

Coming Together on Education Reform is Hard but Necessary Work

Margaret Spellings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

It turns out that, sometimes, what's most important is that we do the hard work of overcoming our differences, have a civil conversation, and put the future of our kids and our country first.

Race to the Top -- Buyers Beware

Chris Prevatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Prevatt

While we support our local boards and trust their judgment and leadership, we believe it's important that these issues are publicly debated as we go down the path of Race to the Top together. Nothing less than the future of public education is at stake.

Cable News: The Triumph of Neutrality

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

The use of "neutral" content is a cheap and lazy way of filling air time, which is why we see so much of it on the cable news networks.

WATCH Dianne Ravitch On Daily Show: Testing And Choice Undermining Education

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart interviewed author, historian, and professor Dianne Ravitch on her new book "The Death and Life of the Great...