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Ed Today: Bill Gates's Education Philanthropy Over Time; New York City Parents Sue Over School Funding

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Gates's Gigantic Growth? Michigan State University Professor Sarah Reckhow takes a look at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's funding patterns over on Alexander Russo's blog. "The decade from 2000 to 2010 was a time of enormous growth and evolution for the Gates Foundation," Reckhow writes. "Warren Buffett's pledge of more than $30 billion substantially increased the Gates Foundation's resources, and grant-making more than doubled from 2005 to 2009. Even more marked are the Foundation's dramatically shifted priorities." Over the years, Gates has shifted its money from directly funding schools to instead subsidizing research, advocacy and activism.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Puts Michelle Rhee On Defense

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Last night, former Washington, D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee stopped by The Daily Show to promote her memoir, "Radical." Host Jon Stewart's mother is a teacher, so he pressed Rhee on many of these policies, especially his (and teachers') dissatisfaction with the heavy emphasis on standardized tests.

D.C. Schools Chancellor Proposes Closing 20 City Schools By Next Year

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

Twenty D.C. Public Schools have been targeted for closure before the next school year, Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Tuesday. Per the Washin...

How Do We Keep The 'Irreplaceable' Teachers From Leaving?

Posted 11.08.2012 | Education

In a follow-up to its report on teacher retention titled The Irreplaceables, The New Teacher Project examined retention patterns in the District of Co...

School Reform and the Lives of Girls

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.20.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

School reform will not succeed in the absence of a comprehensive agenda to address the conditions of poverty, homelessness, parental illiteracy, drug abuse, hunger and violence that leave children abandoned and debilitated on the margins of this society.

Joy Resmovits

Student Performance Measurement Used In Education Policy Flunks -- Paper

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

Education policies that affect millions of students have long been tied to test scores, but a new paper suggests those scores are regularly misinterpr...

D.C. Schools Revises Controversial Teacher Evaluation System

Posted 11.06.2011 | Education

Teachers in D.C. Public Schools who perform well will see some easing from a controversial evaluation process introduced by former DCPS Chancellor Mic...

Squaring Off On Racial Achievement Gap

Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices

Michelle Rhee, the former schools chancellor of Washington, D.C., and Diane Ravitch, the education historian, are two of the most high-profile voices ...

DC School Teacher Fired For 'Testing Impropriety'

Washington Examiner | By: Steve Chapman | Posted 09.07.2011 | Education

D.C. Public Schools fired a teacher for a "confirmed testing impropriety" during this spring's round of standardized testing, Chancellor Kaya Henderso...

DC Schools Release Test Scores, US Education Department Joins Probe

Posted 09.07.2011 | Education

Amid an investigation into alleged cheating on Washington, DC standardized tests, the school district released figures today that show a relatively fl...

You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

Whether it's with a coat of paint or a cloud of dust, this season we will say goodbye to a number of our school buildings.

Students Watched While DC Police Removed Their Teachers

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claudia Ricci

Armed policemen wearing bullet-proof vests appeared. Accompanying the cops were the new teachers who informed the existing teachers that they had been replaced. No warning at all.