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Joy Resmovits

Here Are All The Countries Beating The U.S. In Test Scores

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

At home, the story is the same -- but abroad, the landscape is shifting. According to the latest results of a comprehensive set of international ex...

Who Are the All-round Top Students?

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Just because a student is a top performer in one subject does not necessarily mean that the student excels in all subjects

Dance Recitals: Icing on the Cake

Nora Younkin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Nora Younkin

Dance recital season is in full swing, and the amount of tulle and glitter floating in the ether is enough to suffocate dancers, teachers and parents alike to the point of frenzy.

Graduation Begins Today -- Online

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 07.07.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Many adult learners enrolling online for the first time may be somewhat apprehensive about online education. After all, their only experience of learning has been in traditional, face-to-face settings. Other adult learners expect it to be fun, fast, and friendly.

Evaluating the California Community College System's Student Success Scorecard

Estela Mara Bensimon | Posted 06.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Estela Mara Bensimon

As important as the Student Success Scorecard is as an accountability tool, it does not ensure meaningful change because neither rewards nor penalties are attached to using the data or to improving scores.

How OECD Data Makes a Difference

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

The data that the OECD collects can help countries map their strengths and weaknesses in education. But what's the best way to capitalize on the strengths and address the weaknesses? Policy makers might find the answer to that question in another country.

How School Design Heavily Affects Students

Posted 01.23.2014 | Education

Great teachers, stable families and a school's location have long been said to be key to student success. But a new study out of the United Kingdom su...

What We Can Learn From Educational Reform in China

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Andreas Schleicher

Surely, no one would contend that educational results in Shanghai are representative of China as a whole, but the results do show what China can achieve if the conditions are right.

Why We Should Care What Students Think

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Education
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

Not asking students for their opinions is a missed opportunity, because no one knows better about how school is going than its target audience -- the students themselves.

What the Heck Is Modern Dance?

Nora Younkin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

Sometimes it would seem audiences are afraid of modern dance because it's not evident what it's about. Let me tell you another secret: that's okay. Take chances. See something weird. Talk about it.

Breakfast In The Classroom Changing Student Performance

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 06.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. In the first month of a new experiment inside a Dixwell school, the number of kids eating...

Feds Have Harsh Criticism, Disappointing Reviews For States' Education

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every a...

Does More Money Mean Better Education?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Amid major slashes to public funding, political leaders have cited assertions that money doesn't affect student learning to sometimes justify cutting ...

State 'Irrationally' Underfunds Schools By Billions, Judge Rules

Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

Supporters of an education lawsuit against the state of Colorado celebrated this weekend after a district judge ruled that the state severely underfun...

School Board Member Who Took State High School Exam: Tests Lack Accountability

Posted 12.08.2011 | Education

To take state standardized exams to the test, a Florida school board member sat down to take a version of the state's high-stakes 10th grade math and ...

Lizzie Schiffman

Chicago Teachers Express Concern Over New Evaluation System

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public School teachers are unenthusiastic about proposed teacher performance metrics for the district, saying they give excessive weight to st...

How Higher-Performing Schools Made It Onto The 'Low-Achieving' List

| Sue Frey | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. Several dozen elementary schools with scores higher than the state's target for aca...

Joy Resmovits

No A+ Student Left Behind?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

In the eyes of Michael Petrilli, education discussions and policies based on the disparity in performance between subgroups of U.S. students -- known ...

Joy Resmovits

Denver School Performance Increases Slightly As Colorado Sees Flat Test Scores Overall

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education

Denver Public Schools officials say standardized testing results released Wednesday that show a small performance bump in middle school students are a...

Failing Teachers: 1 In 5 Deemed Ineffective Under New Model

Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

A pilot teacher evaluation system implemented at 20 New York City schools found that almost one in five teachers were scored at the lowest tier of the...

Minnesota Joins Horde Of States Linking Teacher Reviews To Student Scores

AP | By PATRICK CONDON | Posted 09.21.2011 | Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- An education bill that presents a new approach to the evaluation of Minnesota public school teachers is among the myriad policy cha...

Teens Who Spend More Time Online Are More Digitally Literate

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 08.29.2011 | Education

Don't disconnect your kids: teenagers who spend time on the web are more digitally literate during a time when technological proficiency is increasing...

Beyond The Conference: Teachers Should Grade Parents, Says Florida Lawmaker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As lawmakers continue to debate education reform, Florida Rep. Kelli Stargel has a new idea: give teachers a break and grade parents instead. Stargel...

The Trouble with Accountability

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

In addition to deteriorating high academic standards, an obsession with accountability can have a negative impact on school culture and environment.

School District Tying Teacher Pay To Student Performance, Likely First In State

Chicago Tribune | John Keilman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Teachers in Evanston-Skokie School District 65 used to be judged on what they did in the classroom....