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White House Threatens To Veto GOP Plan

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama threatened Wednesday to veto House Republicans' rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law that could...

GOP Drags Feed On Rewrite Of Bush-Era Law

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Republican rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law seems to be losing momentum as conservatives in the party don't thin...

It Is Time to March on Washington Again!

Alan Singer | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 is the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Between 200,000 and 300,00 people, more than 75 percent of whom were African-American, gathered around the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

The Brave New World of High-Stakes Testing

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

As we continue to see the impact high-stakes testing has had on our youth, especially youth of color, it's hard to say that lessons from this cautionary tale from the 1930s don't still apply today.

A Broken Future: Fixing America's Education Problem

Ishan Puri | Posted 09.09.2013 | College
Ishan Puri

Education reform tends to focus on how we are behind and not on how we can leverage our greatest strength: diversity. Nowhere else in the world is there such a unique mix of people bonded by a common dream -- the American dream.

Bush-Era Law Better Watch Out

Upworthy | Jessica Levenson | Posted 06.27.2013 | Politics

Amazing: I was trying to "find myself" at 18; he's a published author and he's kicking bureaucratic ass and taking names. ...

Joy Resmovits

Big Education Appointment In The Works?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will likely soon tap a new chief of staff, sources say. Sources close to the administration, who requested ...

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...

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan Loosens Regs Amid Debate Over 'National School Board'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

In what some see as a tacit recognition of the Obama administration's overreach into nitty-gritty management of America's schools, U.S. Secretary of E...

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Passes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

A lengthy overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act passed through a Senate education committee Wednesday, with senators voting 10-12 along party lines...

Joy Resmovits

Senators Clash Over No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

As the Senate's education committee began hearings on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act Tuesday, partisan divides over the role of the federal...

Educators Are the Heart of the Education System

John Baker | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
John Baker

Rote memorization and regurgitation are not the skills employers want. Our assessment systems need to change to better measure the outcomes we are ultimately striving to achieve.

So Much To Do So Little Time

John M. Eger | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
John M. Eger

The Senate Committee on Education met this week to "update"--not eliminate--the No Child Left Behind legislation. Even those who seemed to favor some ...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Dump Bush Legacy On No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

After Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), the chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, introduced his overhaul of the No Child Left Behi...

Joy Resmovits

Bush Makes A Big Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

Margaret Spellings, former President George W. Bush's second Secretary of Education, will take over his foundation and policy institute in September, ...

Senate GOP: Give Governors More School Say

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his successors would be relegated to cheerleaders for the nation's schools, and governors would...

Joy Resmovits

Has The Last Bastion Of Bipartisanship Fallen?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

Once upon a time, education was a bipartisan issue, even in Washington. When it came to America's schools -- a point of bombastic rhetoric on the ...

No Child Left Behind Rewrite Could Offer Gay Students Major Protections

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Buried in the proposed rewrite of the nation's massive education law are protections for gay and lesbian students that its supporters li...

Joy Resmovits

Signature Bush Law Rewritten By Tom Harkin

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

After more than a year of near-dormancy in the Senate, the rocky process of rewriting No Child Left Behind is getting a new start. On Tuesday, Sen....

LAUSD Takes A Stand Against Bush-Era 'No Child Left Behind' Law

Los Angeles Daily News | Barbara Jones | Posted 07.30.2013 | Los Angeles

In response to concerns raised by federal regulators, Los Angeles Unified and eight other school districts have filed an amended application for a wai...

Don't Buy the Numbers

Ron Berler | Posted 07.24.2013 | Impact
Ron Berler

How do you define a failing school? Brookside Elementary is located in a pleasant, middle-class neighborhood of split levels and tidy ranch homes, in Norwalk, Conn., a 50-minute train commute from New York.

Duncan Grants 3 More States No Child Left Behind Exemptions

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore par...

NCLB Waivers Granted To 3 More States

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced on Monday that three more states would join the ranks of those given permission to ignore part...

Most Of This State's Schools Failed Federal Tests

www.therepublic.com | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

More than two-thirds of North Dakota's public school districts failed to meet annual federal education standards, and one superintendent says it's bou...