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Should States Be Sued for Providing Low-Quality Schools?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 09.12.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

How's this for a summer blockbuster -- the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Michigan for violating the "right to learn" of its children, a right guaranteed under an obscure state law.

Joy Resmovits

Locking Johnny In Seclusion Doesn't Help Violent Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2012 | Education

During Elijah's early years in school, Debbie Jackson, his single mother, routinely came home to hear messages of his screams on her answering machine...

Joy Resmovits

More Than Half Of U.S. States Wiggle Out Of Bush Education Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

The states of Washington and Wisconsin will be allowed to wiggle out of No Child Left Behind's rigorous test requirements, joining two dozen other U.S...

Educating the Whole Child

Peter DeWitt | Posted 09.03.2012 | Education
Peter DeWitt

The collapse of the economy has put a strain on all of us, but it has greatly affected our students. They are at risk, for many reasons, of not receiving the type of education that those students who came before them received.

In Support of the Whole Child

Sean Slade | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Sean Slade

A holistic approach brings together elements that support the development of a child who is healthy, knowledgeable, motivated, and engaged, seeking to ensure all that is required for successful life and preparation for society.

Teacher Bashing

William E. White | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
William E. White

I am fed up with teacher-bashing. It seems everyone is willing to belittle teachers. But these same critics are not willing to step forward and do the job themselves.

Education Insiders Dissatisfied With Congress, Disapprove Of Romney's Plan

The Huffington Post | Gregory Kristof | Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

All education "insiders" disapprove of the way Congress handles education, according to a new report. The report, called "Common Core, RTT-D, and S...

5 More States Granted No Child Left Behind Waivers

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education

-- Five more states have been granted relief from key requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, bringing the total to 24 states given wa...

Joy Resmovits

Court Decision Could Affect Education As Much As No Child Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.30.2012 | Education

When Althea, a student in Mauldin, S.C., started taking Yvonne Mason's senior English class, the pregnant teen only wanted one thing: to graduate. ...

Requiem for a Success Story

Brock Cohen | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
Brock Cohen

I'm sorry for Alaina and for all the extraordinary teachers throughout California who have been unceremoniously dispatched -- and to the multitudes of students whose education will suffer for it.

Iowa First State To Have Request For NCLB Waiver Rejected

Posted 06.25.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education has turned down Iowa’s No Child Left Behind waiver request, according to a letter sent to Iowa Department of Educat...

A Sub-Standard Solution

James Dyson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
James Dyson

As an inventor, I've made more mistakes than I care to mention. To me, that is the greatest missed opportunity in education. I'd go as far to say we should award marks for good mistakes. Success may satisfy, but failure drives a hunger.

Let Education Reform Blossom in New York

Richard Buery | Posted 06.20.2012 | Education
Richard Buery

Just weeks after President Obama awarded New York State a reform-friendly waiver to onerous federal "No Child Left Behind" education rules, for-profit education firms are threatening to strangle the new reforms.

Joy Resmovits

Charter Schools Discourage Students With Disabilities, U.S. Study Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.20.2012 | Education

Advocates, lobbyists and celebrities including Bill Cosby are rubbing shoulders in Minneapolis this week to celebrate 20 years of the charter school m...

Reconsidering Homework

Vicki Abeles | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Vicki Abeles

Homework -- how much, for whom, and to what end -- has long been a focus of discussion and concern among parents, teachers and PTA associations across the country.

Protest Builds Against Pearson, Testing, and Common Core

Alan Singer | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

My big problem with Common Core is that its focus is on the acquisition and measurement of student skills at the expense of learning, understanding, and applying content knowledge about our world.

Now This Is a Sputnik Moment

John M. Eger | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
John M. Eger

We have been living with such a false divide in our understanding of education. The belief that art and science were two separate disciplines demanding different teaching methodology is not serving our students or our economy very well.

Assigning Homework With One Voice: Why The National PTA Should Adopt National Homework Guidelines

Vicki Abeles | Posted 08.04.2012 | Parents
Vicki Abeles

With a national policy framework, schools can more consistently and effectively deliver homework practices that keep student health, learning and engagement at the center of the conversation.

5 Reasons Why Romney's Urban Education Plan Is Disastrous

Christopher Emdin | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Is the intent to send a message about the fact that all public schools are bad and all alternatives that have roots/connections to privatization are good? If all public schools are indeed bad, what does that say about all the students in these schools and how they are viewed by politicians?

Joy Resmovits

Romney Pushes School Vouchers, Federal Rollback

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.23.2012 | Education

In a week-long series of campaign activities that began Wednesday with an address to the Latino Coalition's Annual Economic Summit, former Massachuset...

Romney Shifts Focus To Education, Teachers' Unions

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Originally planning to focus on education, Mitt Romney instead reignited the debate over his business credentials on Wednesday, wel...

A States' Rights Revolt Led by ... California?

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

Three cheers for California's governor, state superintendent, and state board chair, for applying for a waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (aka No Child Left Behind) that doesn't kowtow to Washington.

Group Writes Scathing Report: What Kind Of President Would Romney Be On Education?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Education

President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney haven't been talking much about education's toughest questions aside from recent attention o...

Stories of Transformation: Blue (School) Skies Ahead

Sam Chaltain | Posted 07.03.2012 | Education
Sam Chaltain

What makes the Blue School's framework exciting is its commitment to explicitly link everything it does to the latest research about how the brain works, and about how people learn.

Joy Resmovits

Can Sleeping Improve School Performance?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.03.2012 | Education

In high school, Melissa Edwards woke up at 6:30 a.m. to catch a bus. It was dark, she was tired and the school's 7:15 a.m. morning bell forced the St....