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I Was A Racist Teacher And Didn't Even Know It
A former teacher and Teacher Liaison at the U.S. Department of...
It's difficult to look at oneself objectively, but I see with new eyes the huge advantage I’ve been given by being born white.
Teacher Responds To Betsy DeVos' Hearing With Scathing Song
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Have Obama’s Education Policies Weakened The Democratic Party?
“I wanted kids who could be critical thinkers. They just want kids who can work at Walmart and the other big corporations that give them money.”
The Crucial Need to Expand the Non-White Teacher Pipeline
Marian Wright Edelman
President, Children's Defense Fund
Students of color constitute a majority in our schools but teachers of color constitute only 18 percent of their faculties.
An Obama Policy 'To Protect Students And Taxpayers' Is In Danger Of Not Happening
Screw-ups at the Department of Education could derail Obama's plan to clean up dodgy for-profit colleges.
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Education Department Secretly Reappoints Top Official Accused Of Harming Students
James Runcie oversees a division that has consistently failed to protect students from allegedly abusive loan contractors and colleges.
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Arne Duncan's Provocative Plan to Fight Crime
Presidents aren’t known for taking daytrips to prisons. But a couple of weeks ago, President Obama did just that.
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Education Secretary John King: It's Time To Stop Ignoring The Arts And Sciences
His department wants schools to offer a "well-rounded education."
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Are White Parents The Only Ones Who Hate Standardized Testing?
In some places, they opt their kids out of the tests at higher rates than parents of students of color. Here's why some people are trying to change that.
Obama Is One Step Closer To Officially Having A New Education Secretary
John King Jr.'s nomination only has to go through one more vote.
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Republicans Push Education Department To Defend Its Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases
Obama's pick to lead the department can expect to spend the next year justifying its treatment of colleges.
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Education Department Tells States: If Students Don't Take Tests, You Will Lose Funding
"The volume of testing remains the same, which many parents and educators view as overkill."
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December 2015 Is Gone, and So Is Arne Duncan -- But USDOE Nonsense Remains
Public school teacher, education activist, PhD
Any Duncan legacy piece should account for glaring Duncan lapses, and NBC's piece on Duncan does not.
Education Secretary: Congress Is Failing Our Children In Regard To Gun Violence
"This is not some mission accomplished moment."
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Department Of Education Gives States Guidance On New Schools Law
States are getting ready to transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act.
American Kids Are Graduating From High School At Record Rates
Achievement gaps are narrowing, too.
The President Just Signed A Bill That Will Transform Education
No Child Left Behind expired in 2007. Congress finally replaced it.
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'No Child Left Behind' Overhaul Passes Senate In Milestone Vote
American schools are about to turn over a new leaf.
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How Elizabeth Warren Convinced Obama's Treasury To Aid Fraud Victims
Student debtors might have faced a paperwork nightmare had the Massachusetts lawmaker not stepped in.
Elizabeth Warren Pans Education Department For Drawn-Out Debt Relief Process
The Obama administration is under fire after canceling student loans for just 1 percent of thousands of eligible borrowers.
No Child Left Behind Rewrite Passes House Easily
The Senate is to vote on it early next week and President Barack Obama is expected to sign it.
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Senate Democrats Slam Obama Education Chief's 'Absurd' Logic
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others are "profoundly dissatisfied" with the Obama administration's settlement with a for-profit college chain accused of cheating students and taxpayers.
For-Profit College Owner Will 'Push Back' Against Gainful Employment Rule
Attorney, advocate, writer at RepublicReport.org
The fact that federal aid is still available to go to EDMC schools and other predatory for-profit colleges serves as both a financial lure and a Good Housekeeping seal to draw these students in.
Massive Settlement Coming In For-Profit College Fraud Case
Education Management Corporation won't have to admit wrongdoing, which might prevent swindled students from discharging their federal loans.
Obama Fails on Testing
Social studies educator, Hofstra University, my opinions, of c...
The problem, of course, is the kind of instruction. What Obama and Duncan seem to miss is that as long as students, teachers, schools, districts and states are evaluated based on the high-stakes standardized tests, even if test time is reduced, curriculum will still be all about test prep.
Arne Duncan on Education -- and Injustice
Fran Moreland Johns
Writer/blogger and Author of 'Perilous Times: An inside look a...
At a recent Commonwealth Club of California program moderated by EdSource editor-at-large John Fensterwald, Duncan spoke briefly about educational gains made during his seven-year term as U.S. Secretary of Education.
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