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The Fatal Flaw of the Common Core Standards

Diane Ravitch | Posted 03.24.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Across the nation, parents and educators are raising objections to the Common Core standards, and many states are reconsidering whether to abandon them and the federally-funded tests that accompany them.

Should You Send Your Child to a Prep School?

Holly Robinson | Posted 03.10.2014 | Parents
Holly Robinson

Private school tuition costs are a hefty burden, and if you spend your education savings on that, what's left over for college? Not much. So is it worth it?

International Relations: Fashion Month Across the Globe

Serena Guen | Posted 03.04.2014 | Style
Serena Guen

Perhaps the most dichotomous artistic event of the year, Fashion Month throws together polar opposites that truly shouldn't work but just do

On School Funding, Albany Must Do What's Right

Michael A. Walrond, Jr. | Posted 03.16.2014 | New York
Michael A. Walrond, Jr.

There are those who think that when it comes to education, money doesn't matter. That thought is offensive to many who struggle to provide our children a quality education. Principals trying to balance an impossible budget at the beginning of the school year can tell you that money matters.

The Teaching Profession: Then and Now

Vicki Cobb | Posted 02.10.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

The department chair handed me a textbook to teach from. I took one look at it, and decided I couldn't inflict such dry, pedantic stuff on my students. I also noticed that my classroom door was closed and no one was watching me.

Minds Matter San Francisco Students Don't Know How Impressive They Are

Christine Deakers | Posted 02.05.2014 | Education
Christine Deakers

Grit, determination and resilience to overcome difficult circumstances, is a quality many college admissions counselors should consider more in its application review process.

Will We Act to Save All Our Children and Our Nation's Future? We Can!

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

When a majority of all American fourth and eighth grade public school students can't read or do math at grade level, including almost three quarters of Black and Latino students, we are continuing to allow a system that serves and saves just a few children and starves many others.

The Kinder Chronicles, Part I

Shaun Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

Two schools, two ideologies, a relatively common mission co-locating within the same building. Co-locating, co-existing, though not cooperating. Not even throwing their lunch trash in the same bins within the same room. One entity will certainly survive with its identity intact.

Why the Beav Wouldn't Be Surprised By Our Schools today

Dan Varner | Posted 11.25.2013 | Detroit
Dan Varner

I'm not arguing for innovation for its own sake. But where it can improve outcomes for our children, why haven't we pursued it with more vigor? What conditions need to exist to encourage faster and better innovation in public education?

I Am Sending My Kids to Private School, I am NOT a Bad Person

Jennifer Cowie King | Posted 11.11.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Cowie King

Being a good person has nothing to do with what school you choose for your children. Being a good person means letting go of judging others who make different choices than you do, and encouraging each other to hang in there.

Edgy Cuts and Bold Design: Public School S/S 2014 Presentation

Rai Mensah | Posted 11.10.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

An interesting mix of New York grit and the well traveled gentleman, the Public School brand continues to evolve and provide their perspective on contemporary menswear.

Augustember

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

My charges are no more equipped for the first day of second grade than I was for the first hour of motherhood.

The High Cost of Jewish Day School

Carla Naumburg | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Carla Naumburg

What I am looking for in a Jewish day school is something that can't be measured on any standardized test or report card; rather it is something we will see over time in the communities our daughters choose to connect with, the families they create and the values they live.

WATCH: 'Teachers Are Giving What They Can'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In many areas, budget cuts have limited public school funding and parents are increasingly unable to provide necessary supplies for students. HuffPost...

Hey, Paul Ryan -- We All Depend on Government - Even You (and Your Mom)!

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Rep. Paul Ryan is back to his old tricks, demonizing people who rely on government to improve their lives. This week, his target was food stamp recipients.

When We Pay Our Coaches the Most, Students Get the Wrong Message

Yasmin Bhatia | Posted 08.20.2013 | Sports
Yasmin Bhatia

When a college president or medical school dean is the highest paid public employee, it sends a message to citizens that we want you and your children to become better thinkers or healthier people. When it is a football coach the message is: we want you to be entertained.

Thinking About Sending My 3-Year-Old to College

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 08.10.2013 | Parents
Liz Joynt Sandberg

We're all in the same boat, on the same choppy water, parents. And just like all of the other stuff we've had to figure out on the fly with just our wits and will (and a spare granola bar for sustenance), we'll probably find the right path for our families, at the right time, in the right place.

Victor Rivers Connects

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Dennis Danziger

In this age of obsessive testing, it's clear to me that students sometimes need to get out of their classrooms in order to learn something that can't be graded but might just stick, something that will make a difference in the world we are creating together.

We Need the Lists

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Macro-politics of pitched gun battles and debt crises at the national level scream for the OFA to pressure congresspeople; but the micro-politics of grassroots organizing also needs to be cultivated.

Eric Garcetti and My Post-Obama Blues

Dennis Danziger | Posted 04.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Dennis Danziger

Does anyone really believe this so-called education reform moment has anything do with leveling the educational playing field for kids who were born in the wrong zip codes?

Reform in Texas Education: Why We So Desperately Need It

James Golsan | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education
James Golsan

Attempts to expand access to private schools are often viewed as an assault on public education. The reality is that private choice programs not only benefit participating students, but benefit the surrounding public school system as well.

From Private to Public

Philip O Sullivan | Posted 03.31.2013 | Teen
Philip O Sullivan

After going to private school for seven years, switching to a public school and going into my first year of high school was a scary experience for me.

Bake Sale Mania Makes Me a Maniac

Anna Sandler | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents
Anna Sandler

The Bake Sale mania at my kids' public school has made me a maniac. There is just no other word for it. Maniac. Cue '80s Flashdance flashback, but with mom jeans, rage and cupcakes.

Why I Will Never Homeschool My Children

Eva Glettner | Posted 11.28.2012 | Parents
Eva Glettner

You know the age old adage "absence makes the heart grow fonder?" Well, in my case, it makes me adore my children (almost) unconditionally. When I am given a bit of a break from my brood, I relish the time that I do spend with them. Homeschooling parents, HOW DO YOU DO IT?

Giving Our Children an Equal Opportunity to Succeed

Martin J. Blank | Posted 10.31.2012 | Education
Martin J. Blank

This is a challenging time to be young and poor in the United States. How do we return fairness and equal opportunity to the lives of poor children? How can we improve their chances in life?