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The Gift of Reading: Public School Library Makeovers (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.19.2011 | Impact

In communities across the country, Target is sharing its love of education. In partnership with The Heart of America Foundation, Target team member ...

Thousands Enter Schools Without Vaccinations At Record Rate

AP | By SHEILA V KUMAR and SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Last year's class of California kindergartners had a record high percentage of parents who used a personal belief exemption to a...

School Choice Advocates Hope To Build On Gains

| Bill Lueders | Posted 11.25.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. This is the third of a three-part series by Bill Lueders exam...

Power and Bullies: Why Gay Kids Need School Choice

James Peron | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
James Peron

Parents are free to remove their children and educate them someplace else, but that means they pay twice: once through taxes, and then again for the substitute they find. Many parents simply can't do this.

An Addition To Elementary School Curriculum

Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

Virginia's Board of Education is expected today to hand off legislation to local school districts allowing them to add gun safety to elementary school...

Lawmakers Find Extra Money For Private Schools As Public Schools See Cuts

| Bill Lueders | Posted 11.21.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. This is the first of a three-part series by Bill Lueders exam...

How The Walmart Family Heirs And Others Are Changing The Face Of Education

| Bill Lueders | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. This is the first of a three-part series by Bill Lueders exam...

What We Can Learn by Investing in Our Schools

Thomas Fisher | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education
Thomas Fisher

We must invest in our schools, not just for the sake of our school-aged children, but also for the health, wealth, and well being of everyone.

The Republican Plan for Planned Parenthood

Linda Flanagan | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Linda Flanagan

"Defund Planned Parenthood" has become a rallying cry of the right nationwide, and an ideological purity test, despite the fact that the United States has one of the highest rates of unintended pregnancy in the industrialized world.

D.C. Middle School To Get Wetland And Garden (PHOTOS)

Patch | Posted 11.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Plans for a new wetland and gardens at Hardy Middle School will provide an outdoor classroom for students and could serve to better conn...

School: It's Way More Boring Than When You Were There

Salon | Daniel Denvir | Posted 11.15.2011 | Education

New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids Forty-nine million or so American chil...

Is School Renovation Really the Change We Seek?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

As I look at Obama's jobs plan I'm wondering if anyone else has made a simple observation about his idea to renovate America's crumbling public school buildings: Is this really the change we seek?

A Ray of Sunlight in Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

According to local educators, America's public elementary and secondary schools are on the path to a more rigorous curriculum, and in their view this will lead to a better educated citizenry.

Does the Ghost of George Steinbrenner Run the New York City Schools?

Alan Singer | Posted 11.12.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

It seems that Steinbrenner's management style, tossing money at the problems and blaming other people for your failures, is alive and well in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's New York City Department of education.

Back To School: How To Raise Healthier, Smarter, Fitter Children

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.10.2011 | Parents
Mark Hyman, MD

What can you do to help your child and what can we do as a nation to raise a smarter, fitter, happier generation of children? It is a two-part solution.

Are Parents a Privileged Class in Education?

Shaun Johnson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

An astounding number of Monday-morning quarterbacks and backseat drivers persist in bloviating about how to solve real problems in education, claiming their expertise as a former student or being a parent of a student.

New Teachers: Twenty Tips for Success

Lisa M. Dabbs M.Ed. | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Lisa M. Dabbs M.Ed.

In no way do I want to add to the burden of the already-filled-to-the-brim new teacher stress bucket. I do, however, want to share just 20 tidbits which I hope will help ease new teachers into a fun, successful school year.

New York City Ronin Teacher

Marc Epstein | Posted 11.02.2011 | New York
Marc Epstein

About six weeks ago I received a letter informing me that I was now a member of the Absent Teacher Reserve pool of the New York City Department of Edu...

There Are No Black Children Here

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 08.06.2012 | Black Voices
Rebecca Carroll

Like most New Yorkers, my husband and I knew that finding an appropriate school for our son was not going to be a cakewalk. Negotiating the New York City school system is practically a rite of passage for parents who live here. But while most parents seek a school that satisfies traditional criteria such as high test scores and general academic achievement, I had an additional standard in mind as we explored nearly two dozen schools: I wanted to find a school for my son where he would would have peers and mentors who are black.

Bully For You, Jerry Buell

John Shore | Posted 11.04.2011 | Religion
John Shore

I'm harboring deep trepidation for the beginning of this new school year. All those kids. All those Jerry Buells teaching them.

A-Rated School By Day, X-Rated Party Venue By Night?

Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

The highly rated Balere Language Academy in Miami is the daytime home of students from kindergarten through 8th grade, but the school is now respondin...

Six Premises, Seven Ideas for Better Teacher Training

John Merrow | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Right now, too many schools and colleges of education resemble diploma mills that actually benefit from the churn in the profession. That's a disgrace.

Is The Country's Toughest Anti-Bullying Law Too Tough?

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

Schoolyard and lunch line bullies in New Jersey might get much heavier punishment than a trip to the principal's office. A new state law signed by ...

Public Schools Are Not Negotiable

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 11.01.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

"I'm not opting my kids out of testing again this year to bring focus to the tests. I'm doing it to take away the data from the advocates of choice an...

Michigan Republicans Move To Privatize Public School Teaching

Mother Jones | By Andy Kroll | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics

In Michigan, a state perennially crippled by budget deficits, public school districts across the state have already outsourced their bus drivers, cafe...