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Joy Resmovits

Oregon Teachers Union Laments Lack Of Process Surrounding Education Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education

At 6 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Tony Crawford looked at his clock in Canby, Oregon and lamented the change the next sixty minutes would bring. "For the n...

Are We Testing Too Much?

Randi Weingarten | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

What if this extreme focus on testing is driving us away from what students need? What if the current test-driven mania in the United States is wrong?

Demanding A Better Education For Children In Foster Care

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education
Daniel Heimpel

The education of children in foster care is one step in a long, needed march towards a future where we put all children first.

Joy Resmovits

Few Students 'Proficient' In U.S. History

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education

If you can identify one advantage American troops held over the British in the American Revolution, chances are you know more U.S. history than most e...

An Arne Duncan Speech I'd Like to Hear

John Merrow | Posted 08.14.2011 | Education
John Merrow

This is a speech I hope Arne Duncan will give one day.

What I Learned from China's Schools

Michael Levy | Posted 08.07.2011 | Education
Michael Levy

If teaching in China taught me anything, it taught me to be very skeptical of high stakes testing. It distorts curricula, makes teaching a chore, and favors the rich.

Joy Resmovits

WATCH: Focus On Accountability In Schools Deemed Too Narrow

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.08.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Education policies pushing more tests haven't necessarily led to more learning, according to a new National Research Council report. "W...

Accommodate Don't Discriminate

Michelle Rhee | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Michelle Rhee

Arguing against testing for kids with disabilities is discriminatory. You can't separate them, and to try to do so creates two, unequal systems, one with accountability and one without it.

On the Road to Educational Equality

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 07.24.2011 | Education
Daniel Heimpel

Town Hall at Harvard Law School highlights the intersection of foster care and education.

Joy Resmovits

Education Reauthorization: A Law Left Behind?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education

While Democrats and Republicans mostly agree that a sweeping federal law governing education desperately needs to be overhauled, they are divided on h...

Don't Know Much About -- History, Geography, or Civics

Alan Singer | Posted 07.18.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

In recent weeks, ignorance of United States history and the functioning of the U.S. government made the front pages again.

Joy Resmovits

California Rep.'s Education Bill Seeks to Cut 43 Programs

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- If California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter has his way, 43 federal education programs will be slashed. Duncan introduced a bill Friday...

NEA Endorsement of Obama: A Suicide Pact for Public Education?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

By casting your lot with Barack Obama, and it pains me to say this, you are endorsing the president who has done more to destroy what is good about public education than any president in history.

Joy Resmovits

Just How Much Do Students Know About Government?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.04.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Can you name the three branches of the American government, their powers, and how other branches limit their powers? If so, you have a leg...

Joy Resmovits

Does America's Education Secretary Respect Teachers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.03.2011 | Education

It may be Teacher Appreciation Week, but if online comments and blog posts indicate anything, some public school teachers don't feel the love from the...

Can We Teach About Osama Bin Laden's Death If It Is Not On The Test?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.02.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

How fortunate is it for students across America that bin Laden's death took place at a time when standardized tests have been completed for this school year?

Federal Aid to the Schools -- Wasteful or Helpful?

Jack Jennings | Posted 06.21.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

The proportion of students who are the focus of federal aid is growing. Thus, we should reconfirm our commitment to bringing about greater equity in education.

Add Trash to the Curriculum?

John Merrow | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Here's what I envision: Working in teams, middle school kids could use a phone to "map" their neighborhood intersections with photos that answer one question: is there a trash can on the corner?

Why We Can't Rely On Standardized Tests -- And The Companies That Create Them

Todd Farley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Education
Todd Farley

For the last ten years in this country we've regularly seen standardized tests results that can't be believed and standardized testing companies that can't be trusted.

Turning Around the Lowest Performing Schools: A Noble Goal and a Daunting Challenge

Jack Jennings | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Low performing schools received federal grants, often $1 million over three years, expecting them to be "turned around." Even with that much money, improving these schools will be a tall order.

Is Michelle Rhee a 16th Century Throwback?

David Kirp | Posted 05.31.2011 | Education
David Kirp

Descartes's "mind-body dualism" belief has long been consigned to the dust-bin of history, though the "no excuses" gang doesn't seem to have gotten the message.

Can U.S. Teachers Truly Be 'Nation Builders?'

John Merrow | Posted 05.31.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Are American teachers "nation builders?" Could they be? What tools does a "Nation Builder" (or any other builder) need to be able to get the job done?

Boosting Graduation Rates

Bob Wise | Posted 05.30.2011 | Education
Bob Wise

The economic possibilities tied to increasing high school graduation rates are far too great to ignore. More diplomas mean more jobs, greater incomes, more car and home sales, and a higher GDP.

USA Today: D.C.'s School Success Could Have More To Do With Erasers Than Reforms

Posted 05.29.2011 | Education

UPDATE: Since this story was first published, Michelle Rhee has acknowledged that some cheating may have occurred, the Washington Post reports. Thi...

Obama: Standardized Tests Often Punitive

AP | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.28.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday that students should take fewer standardized tests and school performance should be measured in ...