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Arne Duncan: Schools Will Get Testing Waivers

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 10.07.2011 | Education

The Obama administration effectively gutted the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law Monday, giving states a way out of a decade-long policy that focused...

Joy Resmovits

States Seek Waivers In Light Of More Schools Deemed 'Failing' Under NCLB

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education

Despite a rise in test scores, 84 percent of Missouri's schools failed to make "adequate yearly progress," according to a report released by the state...

Matt Damon's Powerful Education Speech at the Save Our Schools Rally in DC

Dan Brown | Posted 09.30.2011 | Education
Dan Brown

On Saturday, thousands of educators and parents rallied at the grassroots Save Our Schools March on Washington, D.C. Education heavyweights all took the microphone, but it was Matt Damon whose closing speech brought down the house.

Jordan Howard

Grassroots Teachers Organization Calls For Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was swept into office amid calls for change in the country on issues ranging from the economy to education. Almos...

Why This Teacher Is Marching in Washington

Martha Infante | Posted 09.29.2011 | Education
Martha Infante

As a teacher, I know what good education looks like. Unfortunately, good education has not resulted from the federal education policy of today and teachers can stay silent no longer.

No Child... Gonna Make You Cry

Susan Sawyers | Posted 09.28.2011 | Home
Susan Sawyers

Sun's 75-minute one-woman performance made me laugh and it made me cry. No Child... is a heart-wrenching portrayal of today's New York City public school system and the people who make up the school communities.

Joy Resmovits

Franken Says NCLB Should Measure Student Growth

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- While developing his positions on education policy, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) turned to his roots: He consulted with teachers throughout...

How Many Sacred Cows Does It Take to Sustain a Movement?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

Our own history tells us just how possible, and difficult, it is to turn ideas and energy into transformational change.

There Is No Cheating "Crisis"

Alexander Russo | Posted 09.27.2011 | Education
Alexander Russo

Cheating incidents are like shark sightings and crime reports; they are amplified by the media and are easily influenced by changes in definitions and reporting requirements.

Tyler Kingkade

Educators Worry Teachers Are Not Getting Adequate Training, Evaluation

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Education leaders told a House committee Wednesday to focus on crafting comprehensive blueprint for teacher evaluations as Congress move...

Why High School Graduation Rates Will Likely Plummet, And It's Not Up To Students

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and DORIE TURNER | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — States are bracing for plummeting high school graduation rates as districts nationwide dump flawed measurement formulas that ...

Joy Resmovits

In New Mexico, Almost Every School 'Left Behind'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- By the standards of the decade-old No Child Left Behind law, almost 87 percent of New Mexico's schools aren't making "adequate yearly pr...

Joy Resmovits

Sen. Michael Bennet Expects Senate NCLB Draft Ready By Fall

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- As Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) sees it, the holdup on overhauling the nation's sweeping education law, No Child Left Behind, has littl...

Why I'm Marching to Save our Schools

Shaun Johnson | Posted 09.23.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

We need to let the public know that there is only one side of the story playing out in mainstream publications. For a time, truly progressive education reform options have been imprisoned in academic journals.

Wisconsin Teachers Union: Yes To School Accountability, No To Scott Walker

Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

Wisconsin's largest teacher union announced Friday that it is declining Gov. Scott Walker's invitation for the group to take part in a task force look...

State and Local Funding Flexibility Act: Shrewd Shuffling or a Shell Game?

Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

The controversial “State and Local Funding Flexibility Act” passed through the House Education and Workforce Committee Wednesday. The bill, par...

Joy Resmovits

Teacher Protest To Descend On D.C. In Late July

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- After months of planning the "Save Our Schools March And National Call to Action," educators will take to the streets in Washington D.C. i...

Have A Good High School GPA And Prepared For College? Think Again

Posted 09.12.2011 | Education

Over a third of Alabama high school graduates have been found unfit for college. According to the latest numbers collected by the Alabama Commissio...

Tyler Kingkade

No Child Left Behind: Frustrated Educators, Advocates Call For Overhaul

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Education leaders, teachers and their advocates gathered at the American Federation of Teachers national conference this week and expres...

Joy Resmovits

Under Immense Pressure, Educators Accused of Tampering With Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

As Atlanta deals with the fallout of a report that exposed widespread, systemic cheating by educators on standardized tests, more and more such episod...

Joy Resmovits

Walker Pushes For New Schools Accountability Model

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

After slashing education funding and reducing teachers' collective bargaining rights earlier this year, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) announced his ...

Joy Resmovits

In Montana, Federal Education Funding Lies In Balance

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

When it comes to education, Montana is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Faced with potentially losing federal funding after publicly challeng...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan: Montana Could Be 'Left Behind' If Won't Comply

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.06.2011 | Education

Montana could face a withdrawal of federal education funding if it doesn't improve compliance with No Child Left Behind, U.S. Secretary of Education A...

Joy Resmovits

Duncan's No Child Left Behind Proposal 'May Face ... Legal Challenges'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.04.2011 | Education

Does U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have the legal authority to move forward with a proposal that allows states to bypass school performance ...

Joy Resmovits

WATCH: Atlanta Public Schools Shaken By Cheating Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.04.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that widespread cheating inflated Atlanta Public Schools' 2009 state standardized tests scores....