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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...

New Standardized Tests Coming Next Week

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

Pennsylvania school districts are set to administer the first wave of new statewide standardized tests, which students must pass in order to graduate ...

Duncan: Onion Piece On Stripping Was 'Secret Plan B If We Lost The Election'

Posted 01.21.2013 | Education

The Onion is out today with some breaking news: "Secretary of Education forced to take up stripping to put nation through school." Wouldn't that be...

Joy Resmovits

Little Hope For Rewrite Of Expired Bush Education Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

In 2008, Barack Obama campaigned on the promise that his administration would oversee the rewriting of the expired No Child Left Behind Act. But four ...

2nd Term Education Agenda Driven By Uncertainty, Things That Can't Wait

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.19.2013 | Education

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's education agenda for next four years may look less like real reform and more like tying up loose ends, exp...

Joy Resmovits

Obama To Keep Arne Duncan In Cabinet

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.16.2012 | Education

After a week of speculation about the composition of President Barack Obama's second-term cabinet, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan implied in ...

Students Getting Science Grades For Never Taking Science

Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

As many as one in five teachers in Kansas and neighboring states are reporting science grades on student report cards, without actually teaching it or...

Post-Election Schooling Blues: Children Are Not Widgets

Susan D. Blum | Posted 01.13.2013 | Education
Susan D. Blum

Radical education and radical politics do go together, because they both challenge the model of the person and the relations among them. So those suspicious of our president because of his ties to such a radical thinker may be somewhat correct.

Data and Testing: Has Education Lost Its Focus?

Rob Furman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education
Rob Furman

All the testing and data in the world is not going to improve our teachers. Research abounds with documentation on the fact that the TEACHER is the key to student success.

Stewart Talks Inner City Students: 'I Give You All The Respect In The World'

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

IS 318's class president found himself in "a huge fiscal crisis" when the Brooklyn school's principal announced $1 million in cuts that would threaten...

What 4 More Years For Obama Means For Education

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. President Barack Obama's victory on Tuesday gives him a chance to build on the education p...

Loving Teachers Isn't Enough: Education Reform in the Election

Alyssa Granacki | Posted 01.01.2013 | Education
Alyssa Granacki

Of all the campaign issues, education is certainly the one on which President Obama and Governor Romney seem to share the most middle ground. However, at the heart of their ideologies, the two men diverge.

No Cheater Left Behind

Dave Tomar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dave Tomar

I wrote papers for students for ten years. I helped them cheat and I made a living doing it. Not a great living, but a living nonetheless. Now, I'm retired from paper-writing and telling you about my sordid past.