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Should The School Day Be Longer?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Extending school hours may be a cornerstone of future reform, one that President Obama argues would elevate U.S. education standards closer to those o...

Further Lessons from Cape Town

Cheryl Arnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Cheryl Arnett

Technology is used mostly for email, online games and tests, data collection, and word processing. Why? The explanation came to me in another lesson from Cape Town.

A Teacher Speaks to the Anti-War Movement

Brian Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brian Jones

If we took the trillions of dollars wasted on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and spent it on education, we could work miracles.

Teachers Taking Charge Of School Administration

The New York Times | WINNIE HU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Newark teachers are part of a growing experiment around the country to allow teachers to step up from the classroom and lead efforts to turn aroun...

Inside the Classroom and Mind of a Great Teacher

Kathy Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kathy Baron

I'm beginning to agree with traditionalists who argue that education should go back to the old days.

Report from the States: Standing up for Students is Good Politics

Jonah Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jonah Edelman

When we elect candidates who champion legislation that helps more students succeed, students aren't the only winners. We all win.

School Boards Don't Work

John M. Eger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Our schools across the United States have a number of problems and frankly, there is no silver bullet.

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Omo Moses, Who Sees Math As 'The Great Equalizer'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person'- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political cri...

The Fairy Tale of School Reform

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brock Cohen

Instead, the school reform debate screeches to its ignoble crescendo. For the most part, the American public has jumped onboard for yet another ride on the self-righteous victimhood express.

The Lottery: Looking Past Distractions to Solutions (VIDEO)

Madeleine Sackler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Madeleine Sackler

2010-11-03-nn.jpg Regardless of what a school is called or whether or not it is unionized, I hope that we can begin focusing on solutions.

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Charles Best, Founder And CEO Of DonorsChoose.org

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every day on HuffPost, we're highlighting one 'Greatest Person' -- an exceptional individual who is confronting the country's economic and political c...

High-Performing, Dual-Language NYC School Under Investigation For Unfair Practices

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When it opened in 1998, the Shuang Wen Academy was heralded as a new kind of boutique public school, rooted in a mission of cross-cultural understandi...

NFTE: Injecting Entrepreneurship into Inner City Education (VIDEO)

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Green

In the same ways teachers are trained to teach math, they should be trained to teach entrepreneurship. They should be given curriculum and the tools to do it, and the shelf time in schools.

Can Social Studies Deliver Us from Insanity?

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Through social studies education, it may be possible for us to prepare young people for a renewed democratic dialogue before cynicism and apathy, or by chance anger, take over.

Dancing with the Schools?

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

I'm not sure we really need not another dancing/talent/survivor based reality show -- but I do know we need better schools!

Students Know What Makes a Good School (VIDEO)

Jenifer Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jenifer Fox

Students at Urban love their school, take pride in their education and want to succeed. The model at Urban can be replicated without pouring millions and millions of dollars into a fancy new environment.

Earth Shattering Groundbreakings

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

It's gratifying to see what can happen when a community coalesces around the goal of rebuilding and renovating urban schools.

47 NYC Schools Closing?

New York One | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Education officials announced today that there are 47 schools they believe are failing and may need to be closed. It's a much longer list than in yea...

Surprised Political Legend

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

An irrepressible visionary housed in a levelheaded package, Ferial Masry is the progressively Democratic candidate for her 2/3 white, majority Republican district.

Overprogrammed and Out-of-Touch: Why Picture Books Aren't Good Enough

Zak Kukoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Zak Kukoff

When students are forced to put down the books they find interesting, they start to associate reading with discomfort and even blandness, depriving them of a lifelong love of reading.

Education and the Midterm Elections

Jenifer Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jenifer Fox

I wonder why nobody -- neither Democrat nor Republican -- is listening to the America people on education. And this deaf ear makes me fear for our democracy.

My Family's Own 'Race to Nowhere'

Christal Watts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Christal Watts

We need to start having honest conversations about what is truly valued in education. We need to stop putting this pressure on our students to perform at all costs, especially when it jeopardizes their health and well-being.

Rockdrive 2010: Music Really Can Change the World

Max Lugavere | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Max Lugavere

Whether in living rooms, local recreation centers, or concert halls, anybody can get involved and host an evening of music and goodwill.

Coveting our Neighbor's Asset Management

Chris Bley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Chris Bley

District leaders need to study their budgets to find cuts that can be made away from the classroom. Students and their parents are depending on them.

Teachers Unions and Shifting Winds

Bob Bowdon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bob Bowdon

Teachers unions have actually acknowledged the need for a big national conference on education reform. Have they finally understood the shifting winds? Have they finally gotten a clue? Or is it a publicity stunt?