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Students plan further protests against higher education reforms

Campaigners call for day of action in November and strike in 2016 over ‘biggest attack on public education in decades’<p>Students are stepping up their campaign against government reforms for higher education with a series of demonstrations, sit-ins and strikes planned for the coming …

Higher Education

“Waiving” Goodbye to No Child Left Behind

Over the last few years, Americans for the Arts has been covering each attempt by Congress to reauthorize the <i>Elementary & Secondary Education Act</i>, …

Education

How Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Change Education With $45 Billion

Support the news<p>Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder and CEO, announced Tuesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will be giving 99 percent of …

No Child Left Behind is finally getting replaced by a brilliant new system

It's called the Every Student Succeeds Act, and its departure from standardized testing could be just what American public education needs.<p>Members of Congress will issue their votes over the coming weeks, and President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law by the end of the year.<p>First …

Education

Secretary Duncan: "Finally a Fix to No Child Left Behind"

<i>This afternoon, Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent the message below to the White House email list, telling people about the progress made to revise & replace No Child Left Behind. The Every Student Succeeds Act will reduce over-testing and one-size-fits all mandates for schools across the</i> …

Education

How Schools Should Change

Letter Four<p><b>By Max Ventilla</b><p><b>[Editor’s Note:</b> <i>“Build on This” is a series of letters between education leaders.</i> <i>Dominic A.A.Randolph</i> <i>is the Head of</i> <i>Riverdale</i> …

Goodbye, No Child Left Behind

It's almost a decade overdue, but the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote later today on a bill to replace the No Child Left Behind law.<p>Since NCLB was signed by President George W. Bush in early 2002, the federal government has played a major role in telling states how to run — and …

Education

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'Causes of growing mental health problems sit largely within schools'

While progress has been made, a few schools appear to care more about academic results than the well-being of pupils, writes former head, Peter Tait<p>The mental health epidemic among the young represents one of the greatest challenges facing our schools.<p>According to the leading charity, Young Minds, …

Mental Health

Rewriting 'No Child Left Behind' _ House passes easily

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of failed efforts, the House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to sharply scale back the federal role in American …

Education

Mexico Media Roundup: Education Reform And Economic Growth

November has been an interesting month in Mexico. In addition to reports about ongoing violence in the states of Guerrero and Michoacan, Mexico saw its GDP growth forecast reduced. Nevertheless, many analysts continue to remain optimistic about Mexico’s long-term growth prospects.<p>On November 4 I …

Mexico

It Was a Bad Week for Education Reform at the End of an Awful Era of Corporate School Reform

The title of Jeff Bryant's Education Opportunity Network piece says it best: Education Reform's Very Bad, God-Awful Week. Bryant reviews the resignation of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, President Obama's apology for contributing to over-testing, and the stagnation and even the decline of the …

Education Reform Commission Threatens to Cement in $421 Million Cut

<i>Hover your mouse over the map to view information for each school district.</i> <i><br>See how we calculated these numbers by downloading this spreadsheet.</i>Gov. …

Education

Education Reform Is Anti-American

In the name of American exceptionalism, the institutions that have actually made us exceptional are under attack. The irony is heartbreaking.<p>Education reform is one major battleground and the terms of engagement have been largely distorted. "Reformers" would have you believe that the movement is …

True Education Reform: Addressing America's Growing Skills Gap

As the race for 2016 gets underway, presidential candidates are talking a lot about education reform, specifically around K-12 and higher education, as the key to increasing access to economic opportunities. Although unemployment dipped to 5.1 percent in the most recent jobs report, a June …

University reform is coming – get ready for another numbers game

Universities are bracing themselves for some of the most disruptive changes to higher education for more than 20 years. The imminent higher education green paper is widely expected to sweep away the funding and regulatory regime that has shaped the sector since the seminal 1992 Further and Higher …

Higher Education

A whole new approach: what happens when countries reform education

An overhaul of a national education system is a major and potentially risky undertaking for any country. Introducing fundamental reforms is costly and not always guaranteed to succeed. In this edition of Learning World Maha Barada looks at two examples of sweeping changes to national curricula that …

A six-point jump in D.C. graduation rates shows reforms are working

THE GRADUATION rate for the D.C. public school system this year jumped six percentage points over last year. It is a significant gain that followed three years of incremental increases and is yet another encouraging sign that the hard work of education reform in the District is paying off. That …

Education

Welfare Schools and Psychoanalyzing Education Reformers

Conor P. Williams has a piece at 74 million that purports to be a simulation of what critics of Teach for America must be like. Apparently, in …

Education

How I Became a Warrior for Education Reform

Twelve years ago, I joined the education reform battle in California because too many of our kids were failed by traditional public schools in our …

Education

Education reform will be costly

Education reform in Georgia won’t come cheap, according to the committee charged with recommending a new way to distribute state tax dollars for …

Education

We don't need education reform - we need a whole new system

Michael Gove and Sir Michael Wilshaw have tried their best, but the problems are too deep-rooted for an easy fix<p>One of the Coalition’s proudest boasts has been that it has started to increase the quality of education in our schools, after years of decline. Now, Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of …

Education Reform Is Making All Public Schools Worse

Education is really not worse (or better) now than in previous generations. Diane Ravitch and others have made that case with abundant evidence.<p>But the political hand-wringing over low achievement in poor urban schools has unleashed a torrent of really bad policy and practice that is washing over …

What the Education Reform Movement Is Missing

A depressing statistic recently emerged from the world's richest economy. The Southern Education Foundation reported that 51% of US public school children now live in low-income households. Simultaneously, the education reform movement has gained traction and there has been an increase in …

New York Times Fails Education Reform -- Again

Two weeks ago the <i>New York Times</i> published a guest editorial by Chad Aldeman defending keeping annual testing as a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) as Congress is debating revisions and renewals to the changes made in the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). I was not …

Education Reform in New Orleans Fails the Biggest Test

<i>The goal of education reform is to empower locals to lead, says Andre Perry. And the massive reform effort in New Orleans has failed that test.</i><p><b>Jennifer Berkshire</b>: You were involved in the education reform experiment in New Orleans from its inception. But you've become increasingly critical of the …

Education Reform Is Malpractice

Irony is often amusing. When the future of millions of children is at stake -- not so much.<p>The tragic irony in education is that the policies and practices enacted in response to concerns over low achievement will further disable a generation of children already hobbled by poverty. Education reform …

Education Reform: Too Big to Succeed

I'm a devoted follower of Diane Ravitch's blog. She is a tireless aggregator and a commentator on the various aspects of the misguided attempt, through law, to "reform" American education. She posts 7-10 times a day every day, good news and bad, what is happening on the ground as a result of …