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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....

Major Test Prep Company Fraudulently Claimed Millions In Federal Tutoring Funds

Posted 05.02.2012 | Education

Federal prosecutors say The Princeton Review, a leading test-preparation company, fraudulently claimed "millions of dollars" of federal money for tuto...

Making Sense of Your Child's Standardized Test Scores

Sharon Duke Estroff | Posted 06.30.2012 | Parents
Sharon Duke Estroff

Coloring inside the lines didn't carry high stakes when we were kids. But for our children growing up in the era of No-Child-Left-Behind, coloring in ...

The State Tests Are Over (Should It Be for Good?)

Cory Zacker | Posted 06.27.2012 | Education
Cory Zacker

Yes, there has to be accountability, but at what cost? Students are spending valuable classroom time doing test prep for months. It's time for this to change and everyone knows it.

Joy Resmovits

Public Schools Start Tracking Alumni In College

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.18.2012 | Education

From the federal government to school boards, policymakers and administrators are increasingly setting their sights on "college and career readiness" ...

How Schools Are Killing Creativity

Line Dalile | Posted 06.10.2012 | Teen
Line Dalile

Our methodologies in schools are demolishing creativity. Students have lost their capacity of creation simply because our teaching methods don't stimulate innovation and free-thinking.

Top Schools Deemed 'In Need Of Improvement' Under Federal Law

Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

Griffin Memorial School in Litchfield, N.H. had 91 percent of its elementary students score proficient or better on the state's reading exam last fall...

Building on the Values of No Child Left Behind

Eric Smith | Posted 06.04.2012 | Education
Eric Smith

Over the last decade, the United States has witnessed a dramatic improvement in student performance -- especially among previously underserved students at the lowest socioeconomic rungs. Those gains were in large part the result strong accountability systems.

Publishing Teacher Effectiveness Rankings Draws More Criticism

| Louis Freedberg | Posted 06.02.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. The release last month of "value-added" rankings of New York City teachers based on...

Graduation Rates Are Increasing, But Not Fast Enough for Latino Students

National Council of La Raza | Posted 05.30.2012 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The message to federal policymakers should be clear. We need to maintain a strong focus on graduation rates; ten seats in every classroom is a terrible thing to waste.

High Stakes Testing: Who's Cheating Whom?

Dennis Van Roekel | Posted 05.28.2012 | Education
Dennis Van Roekel

Let's get back to the core purpose of public education -- ensuring students have access to a great education that prepares them for lifelong learning and success -- and leave the pressure cooker for pot roasts.

Schools Nationwide Flagged For Possible Cheating, Some Question Analysis

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

ATLANTA — Hundreds of school systems nationwide exhibit suspicious test scores that point to the possibility of cheating, according to an investigat...

Education Is a 'Both-And' Issue

Martin J. Blank | Posted 05.23.2012 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Recent reports suggest that the "both-and" approach of community schools - effective teachers, more opportunity and support -- is a great strategy for helping kids succeed.

Joy Resmovits

Why Is Miss Grundy So Sad? It's Complicated.

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.21.2012 | Education

For the last four years, Beth Sanders has taught ninth and 11th-grade social studies at Tarrant High School in Birmingham, Ala., a school where many s...

Joy Resmovits

Policy Leaders: National Security, Prosperity At Risk By Way Of Current School System

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.20.2012 | Education

Thirty years ago, a Reagan administration report warned of "a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people." The ...

Creationism In Louisiana? Maybe Not!

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

We've reached the point where expertise is something to be shunned. The opinion of the scientific community is criticized, while the opinion of educators is to be avoided.