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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...

Joy Resmovits

Civil Rights Groups Say 'Not So Fast' On NCLB Waivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

As droves of states wiggle out from some of the toughest components of the much-maligned federal No Child Left Behind Act, school districts in states ...

The Arcane Rules That Drive Outcomes Under 'No Child Left Behind'

shankerblog.org | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics

A big part of successful policy making is unyielding attention to detail (an argument that regular readers of this blog hear often). Choices about des...

Joy Resmovits

Polis On LGBT Bullying: 'Hatred Has No Place In The Classroom'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.18.2013 | Gay Voices

Bayli Silberstein, an eighth-grade student in a Florida public school, saw it firsthand. Her friends, she said, were routinely bullied for their s...

Education Reform: Starting at the Beginning

Amy Weisberg, M.Ed. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Amy Weisberg, M.Ed.

Reform is the act of changing an institution to improve it, actually to reform it and create something better. True education reform needs to create a system that supports students with high standards, financial commitment and well-paid, respected, dedicated professionals guiding students.

In Birthplace of High-stakes Testing, Lawmakers Turn on Its Godfather

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Nowhere is the movement against high-stakes testing as strong as it is in Texas where all this started. Now, 86 percent of the state's school boards have adopted resolutions opposing the over-reliance on high-stakes testing.

Pearson and the Atlanta School Mess

Alan Singer | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics
Alan Singer

How did Pearson, which claims to have checkpoints "built into the process to ensure consistent progress in achieving school improvement goals," attempt to establish the validity of the Atlanta school district's claims for off-the-charts improvement on test scores before taking credit for the results?

High-stakes Testing Makes Cheating Inevitable

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The latest example came late on Good Friday when an Atlanta grand jury indicted 35 teachers, administrators and principals under laws meant to target the mafia.

My Privilege Can't Save Me -- or My Kids -- From High Stakes Testing

Lori Ungemah | Posted 06.01.2013 | Parents
Lori Ungemah

I did not think the culture of testing could reach me and my children in my white, upperclass neighborhood of Park Slope. I thought my race and class privilege could save my own children from an educational experience riddled with test preparation and test stress. I was wrong.

Why Teachers Cheat

David Callahan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
David Callahan

Perhaps the best way to think of these cheating scandals is that they are the result of a natural experiment: What happens when you change incentives so that low test numbers translate into pain and high test numbers translate into rewards?