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Assembly Bill 5: A Giant Step Back for Teacher Evaluation in Los Angeles

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 10.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

The lightning speed at which our infamously slow state legislature is trying to pass a statewide teacher evaluation framework can only mean one thing -- lawmakers don't want anyone to understand what's really in there.

What's Wrong With Teaching to the Test? (Part 1)

Glen Lineberry | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

Now I don't claim to be smart enough to understand the whole testing debate, but from a classroom teacher's perspective, it seems like everyone ought to relax and start with the things reasonable people can agree on:

No Child Left Behind: Not Dead Yet

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

Some States Resisting Obama Administration Ed-Reform Requirements

| Sarah Garland | Posted 10.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. This week the Obama administration announced it had released a total of...

Joy Resmovits

Nobody Asked If U.S. Special Ed Transition Programs Work, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

Thirty-six hours after Marlyn Wells gave birth to Anna, she learned her daughter had Down syndrome. Just a few years later, the family started talking...

Arne Duncan: Parents Are Children's Most Important Teachers

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO and CAROLE FELDMAN | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- A more well-rounded curriculum with less focus on a single test. Higher academic standards and more difficult classwork. Continued cuts ...

John Celock

'West Wing' Episode Comes To Life

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

The political push by a group of geographers has managed to unite a bipartisan group of governors that normally don't agree. A campaign by the Ass...

Students Told They Can't Transfer Out Of Failing School Because They Are White

Posted 08.03.2012 | Education

Rayville Elementary School in Louisiana received a failing grade this year, based on the state's School Performance Scores. Under the state's Public S...

Fire Pearson

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
Jason Stanford

It's getting to the point that politicians are going to have to face what every public-school parent, teacher and administrator in this country knows: high-stakes testing doesn't work.

School Starts (Over)

Glen Lineberry | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

One cool thing about teaching is that you get to start fresh every year, either with new students or with students who have matured a bit over the summer, and might have forgotten your screw-ups and grumpy days from last spring.

Report Examines Goals Of States That Have Received No Child Left Behind Waivers

Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

A report released Friday by the Center for American Progress examines the measures various states that received No Child Left Behind waivers have take...

Virginia District Uncovers Teacher Cheating, Students Must Retake Exams

Posted 07.26.2012 | Education

Students at a Virginia school district had to retake standardized exams after five teachers were found to have given "inappropriate assistance" to stu...

Quo Vadimus

Glen Lineberry | Posted 09.23.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

My school is in a formal School Improvement process, with loads of money from various sources and hard deadlines for real improvements in attendance, discipline, graduation rates and student test performance. And we are improving.

Joy Resmovits

No Child Left Behind Waivers Granted To 33 U.S. States, Some With Strings Attached

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

By Thursday, the Obama administration will have waived 32 states and Washington, D.C. from No Child Left Behind -- sort of. U.S. Secretary of Educa...

House Panel To Consider Legislation That Would Revisit Definition Of 'Highly Qualified Teacher'

Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

A U.S. House appropriations subcommittee is set to vote on legislation that would allow students still learning to be teachers to be considered “hig...

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.