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Obama Education Policy

Joy Resmovits

Obama Just Ensured That His Education Legacy Will Last After He Leaves Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

The Obama administration is inviting states to apply to renew their waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act. And according to guidance issued Thursd...

The New Yorker Nails the Real Lesson of the Atlanta Testing Scandal

John Thompson | Posted 09.29.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Our children are being robbed of opportunities for real learning, and being socialized into the reward, punish, and silence work culture of the Atlanta schools and other systems dominated by fear and compliance.

Joy Resmovits

Corrected Results For These Schools Using Federal Money Still 'Depressing', Critic Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

After an outside contractor bungled an analysis of a major federal school turnaround program, the U.S. Department of Education has issued corrected re...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Claim Obama Is Keeping Kids In Failing Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

House Republicans are stepping into the legal battle over school vouchers in Louisiana. On Tuesday, a group of high-ranking GOP legislators wrote ...

Joy Resmovits

Republicans Reject Signature Bush Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

The House Education and the Workforce Committee on Wednesday passed the Student Success Act, chairman Rep. John Kline's (R-Minn.) rewrite of the No Ch...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Revives 'Don't Double My Rate' Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday stepped into the ...

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama, Republicans Spoiling For Fresh Student Loan Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even before President Barack Obama personally joins the debate over student loan interest rates on Friday, Republican lawmakers and high...

Obama Promises Face Rocky Path Forward

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

The issue: One in 4 Americans doesn't earn a high school diploma on time. The nation lags internationally in the percentage of young people who compl...

Californians for President Obama's Early Learning Plan

Catherine Atkin | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Catherine Atkin

When President Obama releases his budget next week, we urge him to stand strong and announce a robust early learning budget proposal that truly puts the nation's earliest learners first. California is a ready partner for investing robustly and wisely in early learning.

Ed Today: John Legend On Education; North Dakota Withdraws No Child Left Behind Waiver Request

Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

John Legend, Saving Your Schools? Musician John Legend appeared at USC last night to promote his education reform agenda, according to the Daily Trojan. "If we think demography is destiny, we will allow our school system to confirm that belief," Legend said, echoing basically the entire reform movement. He serves on the board education advocacy group Stand for Children.

Early Learning for All: Yes We Can in California

Catherine Atkin | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
Catherine Atkin

Two days after becoming the first U.S. President in history to call for preschool for every child in his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama rolled out an approach that aligns with what California's early childhood advocates have been calling for to ensure high quality early learning for our children.

California Must Answer President Obama's Call to Invest in the Early Years

Catherine Atkin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Catherine Atkin

To put children on a path to success in life, we must begin much earlier, focusing on learning from the moment a child is born, building on gains made in preschool and fortifying their educational development in the early elementary grades.

How the President Should Address the State of Our Nation's Schools

Tony Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Tony Smith, Ph.D.

President Obama must speak to Americans whose greatest worry is whether their kids will get into a great college and also those whose immediate fear is that their kids won't get home safely from school.

Joy Resmovits

Arne Duncan: Toll Of Student Deaths 'Untenable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in a forthcoming interview with Bloomberg Radio, reiterated his plans for a big push on early childhood educa...

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.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitt Romney's Last-Minute Education Pitch

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- For the last year, education advocates have been trying to get the subject of America's beleaguered public schools onto the agenda of th...

Joy Resmovits

Does Education Really Reduce Violence? Checking The Candidates' Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.18.2012 | Education

When asked about gun control in Tuesday night's presidential debate, both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama both change...

Joy Resmovits

From Guns To Schools? Fact-Checking Obama's Education Tangent

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

In perhaps the biggest pivot of the presidential debate Tuesday night, President Barack Obama turned a question about gun violence into an answer abou...

Teachers' Unions Will Still Push Hard For Obama Despite Strike Tension

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. The head of one of the country's largest teachers unions knows all too well the frustratio...

Chicago Strike Spotlights Linchpin Of Obama Ed Policy

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

-- One of the key disagreements driving Chicago teachers to the picket lines this week is also a central component of President Barack Obama's educat...

Joy Resmovits

Texas 41st State To Back Away From Bush's No Child Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.08.2012 | Education

Texas, the state that launched school accountability as an experiment, has applied to untangle itself from parts of the federal No Child Left Behind m...

Obama: America Can 'Out-Educate And Out-Compete' Any Country On Earth

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 11.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. President Barack Obama had barely begun his acceptance speech at the De...

How To Make the African American Education Initiative Work

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 10.13.2012 | Black Voices
Kevin P. Chavous

We are all delusional if we believe we can change the educational outcomes for African Americans, or any other race for that matter, without high quality teachers in every classroom. For that to occur, we need to change many well- established rules.

Obama Rally Party Crasher

Concord Patch | Tony Schinella | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

Before the bus even pulled up to the Statehouse, Charles Pewitt, an independent activist who supported Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul in t...

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...