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Texas Leads the Counter-Attack Against Standardized Testing

John Thompson | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Texas educators and families are conveying a two-part message. Our education system is not broken, but we have not been able to scale up solutions for urban systems serving intense concentrations of poverty.

Get Ready for 'Moms Against Drunk Testing'

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Jason Stanford

The education reformers who brought us No Child Left Behind have done screwed up. They've messed with Texas mommas.

Who Could Be Romney's Education Secretary?

Education Week | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education

With the Republican National Convention about to kick off, it's officially time to start speculating about who could be presumptive GOP Mitt Romney's ...

Long Lost Shipwreck Found Off Greenland Coast

Posted 08.18.2012 | World

An old whaling ship that carried Captain Robert Scott to the Antarctic and on a doomed expedition to the South Pole a century ago has been found off t...

A Tale of Two Reform Stories

Carolyn Foote | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Carolyn Foote

How do we get those focused on accountability reform to listen to those of us having conversations about real reform? Therein lies the question. How do we get them to respect what we have to say?

Skiing To The South Pole

James M. Clash | Posted 06.04.2012 | Travel
James M. Clash

There are crazies that climb into a steaming sauna, then head outside to run around the ceremonial pole marker naked as soon as the temperature dips beneath 100 below.

Evolutionary Science Materials In Texas Get Preliminary Approval

AP | By JIM VERTUNO | Posted 09.20.2011 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas -- An expected fight over teaching evolution in Texas classrooms fizzled Thursday when the state's Board of Education gave preliminary a...

Dave Jamieson

WATCH: Violence, Potential Job Losses Hang Over Colombia Free Trade Agreement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- As U.S. lawmakers inch closer to enacting a long-stalled free trade agreement with Colombia, the deal's proponents have cited the safer ...

NAFTA Cost U.S. 700k Jobs, Report Says

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

When the North American Free Trade Agreement was first signed in 1994, proponents said it would eventually create jobs for the U.S. economy. 17 ye...

Relics From Scott's Antarctic Expedition For Sale

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — They are testament to one of the most heroic of British failures. Skis, photos, scientific instruments and other relics from Capt. Rob...

Credit-Card Borrowing Is Hurting Small Businesses

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Once upon a time loans from friends and family ranked as the most prevalent way for entrepreneurs to fund business start-ups. Now, credit cards have jumped to the top of the list.