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Joy Resmovits

Broad Coalition Argues Bills Undercut Brown v. Board

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2012 | Education

A broad coalition of 38 civil rights, education reform and business groups sent House education chairman John Kline a scathing letter Wednesday, descr...

Diane Ravitch Calls Herself A Voice For Teachers, In A Cruel Reform Movement

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.26.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Professor Diane Ravitch is a big voice in education policy and a huge critic of No Child Left Behind. Yet, as former Assistant Secreta...

Tenure Rights Weaken As States Look To Fire Teachers Who Aren't Performing

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire te...

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Alan Singer | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

"We're foolish if we think we're going to end mass incarceration unless we are willing to deal with the reality that huge percentages of poor people are going to remain jobless, locked out of the mainstream economy, unless and until they have a quality education that prepares them well for the new economy."

No Child Left Behind: Not Too Late to Fix

Gloria Bonilla Santiago | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Gloria Bonilla Santiago

For those of us who work around students each day, NCLB's shortcomings are no laughing matter. Especially for educators like me who work in inner-cities where dropout rates are high and the challenges to reach individual students are greater.

Joy Resmovits

Learning From Finland's Classrooms

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.24.2012 | Education

STANFORD, Calif. -- Finland is this decade's shiny icon of classroom success, the repeat winner of top results in a global ranking of national school ...

Superintendent Bans School Sports To Save District

Posted 03.24.2012 | Education

In a desperate effort to boost student performance and save a school system from closure, one Texas school district has made the mid-year decision to ...

Lowering Our Expectations Will Leave Our Children Behind

Margaret Moran | Posted 03.21.2012 | Latino Voices
Margaret Moran

How can we teach our children about high standards if we lower our own expectations?

A Conservative Critique of High-Stakes Standardized Testing

Fred Bauer | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education
Fred Bauer

Even as more money is being poured into testing-centric education "reform," there may be a space for classical conservatives and certain factions of the left to work together to expose the limits of the current testing ethos to provide a better foundation for the nation's education policies.

Educating for Democracy: All About Jobs

Joel Shatzky | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

There is no evidence that No Child Left Behind, with its reliance on standardized tests and the incalculable damage it has done to the teaching profession, has made math more accessible to our students in the decade since its inception.

Coal for Christmas

Jack Jennings | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

With class sizes increasing due to teacher layoffs, and the dismissal of reading specialists, it is not far-fetched to say that learning is being jeopardized by less money being spent on education.

Joy Resmovits

New GOP Education Bills Unlikely To Go Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Just in time for the law's 10th anniversary this past Sunday, House Republicans led by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) have released draft legislation for r...

George W. Bush's Most-Hyped Domestic Accomplishment Falls Short

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.08.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — The No Child Left Behind education law was cast as a symbol of possibility, offering the promise of improved schools for the nation...

Joy Resmovits

Group Encourages Ditching Standardized Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

Last year, stress about Pennsylvania's state standardized tests caused third grader John Michael Rosenblum to start scratching himself so hard in his ...

Five Thoughts About No Child Left Behind on Its 10th Anniversary

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 03.06.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Happy birthday, No Child Left Behind. Here's hoping that you don't make it to eleven.

Joy Resmovits

10 Years Of No Child Left Behind: Was It Worth It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.06.2012 | Education

When President George W. Bush joined congressmen John Boehner, George Miller and Edward Kennedy to sign the No Child Left Behind Act in January 2002, ...

Jon Huntsman: As President, I'll Modernize U.S. Education

Posted 03.04.2012 | Education

Jon Huntsman, like his GOP opponents, wants to localize education, and he's taken to the presses to hash out his educational platform. In a Sunday ...

Opt Out Chronicles: Politicians Are Not the Answer

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 02.28.2012 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

How do we allow our children to take part in a system imposed by political operatives, lobbyists, and think tanks that only want to get at the money tied up in public schools and declare the public system a failure?

Top 10 Stories in Education in 2011

Meredith Ely | Posted 02.21.2012 | Education
Meredith Ely

As 2011 comes to a close, the time has come to reflect on how innovation and perhaps failure have shaken up the education system.

Educating for Democracy: For Good Education, Bring on the Marines!

Joel Shatzky | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

As long as this nation will not seriously address the root causes of racism: ignorance, fear, and economic insecurity, the problems of the "learning gap" will persist

WATCH: rEDesignMyEdu Twitter Campaign Seeks K-12 Ideas From Young People

Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

While lawmakers seek to make sweeping changes to public education at the national and state levels, some University of Michigan students are looking t...

The Three Horsemen of Arts Education

Nick Rabkin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education
Nick Rabkin

If more education policymakers begin to recognize the poor returns that school reform has brought, we may, even in this time of deep economic strain, see a new openness to the arts in our schools.

Half Of All U.S. Public Schools Are Failing

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

ATLANTA — Nearly half of America's public schools didn't meet federal achievement standards this year, marking the largest failure rate since th...

Joy Resmovits

Student Performance Measurement Used In Education Policy Flunks -- Paper

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Obama's Educational Report Card Grade Is F

Alan Singer | Posted 02.13.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Obama's educational plan not only fails according to my standards, but worse, it fails according to his own.