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Joy Resmovits

State Of The Union Likely To Focus On Littlest Learners

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama made K-12 education a major component of his 2012 State of the Union Address -- so much so that the topic garnered the most tra...

Ed Today: Arne Duncan Defends NCLB Waivers, Texas Testing Reduction

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Arne Takes The Stand As we reported yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan faced both praise and skepticism yesterday as he testified befo...

Joy Resmovits

Senator Tells Schools Chief: 'We Are In Regulatory Purgatory, Sir'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan faced an angsty Senate education committee Thursday as he was forced to defend his administration's workaround...

Ed Today: No Child Left Behind Review, Fountainhead In Idaho

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Happy Waiver Day! Today, the Senate's Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the No Child Left Behind waivers, featuring none other than U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the big cheese himself. Catch our preview here.

Joy Resmovits

Obama Ally Attacks White House Education Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration has been under fire for watering down the No Child Left Behind Act by granting waivers that exempt states from its stringent ...

US states, Local Governments Plead For New 'No Child Left Behind'

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - U.S. state and local officials again called on Congress to pass renewed "No Child Left Behind" education legislation, ...

Educating for Democracy: What Do Grades Mean?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 04.07.2013 | College
Joel Shatzky

Certainly, grades were important, but, at least the way I teach my class, my students judged how they learned as more important than measuring what they learned.

A Zero on a Mission

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact
Monique Ruffin

As a mother of a 6-year-old who has a unique learning style, I'm always on the lookout for creative books that teach fundamentals, such as the alphabe...

Testing Kills the Joy of Teaching and Learning

Kenzo Shibata | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
Kenzo Shibata

Since NCLB was first implemented, there has not been a moment of reflection for policy makers to determine if these tests are in any way improving teaching and learning. This sorely needed reflection can start by visiting a classroom.

Ed Tonight: Detroit School Closures, Kristof On Pre-K

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Today In School Closures... Detroit is slated to close even more schools, reports CBS. Enrollment in the Motor City has dwindled from 150,000 to a projected 40,000. "A deficit elimination plan obtained by The Detroit News says the district will close 28 schools [by 2016]," CBS reports. "The closures are expected to save DPS about $13.4 million in operating expenses, but hundreds of district employees will be out of a job." The Free Press has a letter from emergency manager Roy Roberts to the district's employees: DPS has "accelerated the time line for its return to complete fiscal stability," he wrote. But Roberts hasn't said which schools will be shuttered.

Moving Education Forward: It Starts With School Leaders

Diann Woodard | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Diann Woodard

It is now time to re-evaluate our education policy, starting with the voice, tools, and support that we provide for our school leaders, the principals and administrators responsible for overseeing the scholastic performance and physical operations of our schools.

In Restarting House Education Committee, Kline Seeks To Get More Done On NCLB, School Safety

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.24.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

It's back to school for Congress. Today, Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), chair of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, held his first organizational meeting with the 113th Congress's iteration of his committee. In his opening remarks, Kline said reauthorizing No Child Left Behind will remain a "top priority." NCLB, the sweeping law that governs public K-12 education, expired in 2007.

Congress Cedes Authority to the Obama Administration... Yet Again

Margaret Spellings | Posted 03.23.2013 | Education
Margaret Spellings

In the name of progress and prosperity for our country, we must open ourselves up to a host of educational strategies, options and experiments to advance student learning. We must hold firm that with an education and a dream, every American can make his or her own success.

Obama's Education Policy: What Will Be The Legacy Of His Second Term?

Maria Voles Ferguson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Maria Voles Ferguson

While the Race to the Top program has been widely praised (despite no formal evaluation data to consider yet), the Education Department's granting of No Child Left Behind waivers has raised concerns, especially as it pertains to holding schools and states accountable for student achievement.

Ed Tonight: Arne Duncan Stays, Scientology Almost In No Child Left Behind?

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

And You Thought Creationism Was Bad? According to a new book, No Child Left Behind could have been a heck of a lot, well, weirder. Reports Vulture: Tom Cruise "tried to convince President George W. Bush's Secretary of Education Rod Paige to include Hubbard's 'study tech' educational methods into No Child Left Behind." Ya hear that? NCLB could have included things like scientology. It makes Rick Santorum's creationism amendment look tame by comparison! (h/t GothamSchools)

Taking Stock on the Anniversary of 'No Child Left Behind'

Brian Stecher | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education
Brian Stecher

Since President George W. Bush signed the law on Jan. 8, 2002, the ways in which American students are educated has changed considerably, often for the good. But there is room for improvement.

When No Child Is Left Behind, Really

Leslie Hendry | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education
Leslie Hendry

Creativity is said to be a driver of the U.S. economic recovery. But how can that be if we're stuck in chairs uninspired?

On No Child Left Behind's 11th Anniversary, An Obituary Of Sorts

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.11.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Yesterday, No Child Left Behind, the Bush-era big government education law, turned 11. We had a lot more to say about this on the tenth anniversary, but the 11th is worth noting for one simple reason: the law doesn't really exist anymore! At least, not as we knew it.

Unbored: The Power of 'Making' in the Classroom

Joshua Glenn | Posted 03.04.2013 | Education
Joshua Glenn

The idea of "learning by doing" stretches back to education legends Maria Montessori and John Dewey, both of whom felt teachers should act more as guides to students' independent discoveries than as founts of information.

Mind the Gap!

Jack Jennings | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Jack Jennings

Why have politicians and others decided to ignore the research and use defective systems to make major decisions about retaining teachers or determining their pay? Why are we not "minding the gap"?

Connecticut Schools Report Card Reveals Black-Latino Graduation Gap

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Two-thirds of black students, but only half of Hispanics, graduated from Wilbur Cross Hig...

How to Save Common Core

John Thompson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Education
John Thompson

"Reformers" must choose between their value-added models and top down micromanaging of "innovations" and their desire to teach for college and career readiness.

South Carolina Teachers Question How They'll Be Graded

Florence Morning News, S.C. | Ellen Meder | Posted 02.04.2013 | Education

FLORENCE, S.C. -- State education superintendent Dr. Mick Zais could be facing a potentially angry mob of teachers Thursday night at a Florence meetin...

The NCLB Reauthorization We Should Be Doing Now

Alexander Russo | Posted 02.04.2013 | Education
Alexander Russo

As the lame duck Congress wraps up and energy builds towards a new Congress and a second Obama term in office, I can't help but wishing that reauthorizing No Child Left Behind was something that was on everyone's first order of business for January and February.

Joy Resmovits

Are We Spending Too Little On Standardized Tests?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

Matt Chingos has an idea that will likely roil the scores of parents and teachers who think the U.S. tests its students too much: we might actually sp...