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A school choice quandary: pare...

Oct 13, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – A basic tenet of school choice is that families will choose higher-quality schools when they can, spurring...

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Memphis district robo call tel...

Oct 2, 2017 by

By Caroline Bauman – PHOTO: Laura Faith Kebede Students head to class at Kirby Middle School, which Green Dot Public Schools...

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Scores of Detroit schools are ...

Sep 23, 2017 by

By Anna Clark – The school building that Detroit Prep founder Kyle Smitley is trying — and struggling — to buy for her charter...

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Certification rules and tests ...

Sep 17, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – Becoming a certified teacher in America usually means navigating a maze of university classes and...

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XQ is taking over TV to make t...

Sep 8, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – Education policy rarely makes national television. But on Friday night, a special focused on redesigning...

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The Great Recession decimated ...

Sep 4, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – As the Great Recession was sending economic shockwaves through the country, it was also hurting student...

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Schools with more students of ...

Aug 26, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – Shutting down schools with low test scores doesn’t help student learning and disproportionately affects...

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New York’s state test scores a...

Aug 22, 2017 by

By Monica Disare – At long last, New York state English and math test scores are being released today, according to state...

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I was a winner in an academica...

Aug 17, 2017 by

By Marcos Descalzi – You notice many things walking the halls of your middle school: Some kids are bigger than you, some are a...

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When can private schools discr...

Aug 12, 2017 by

Over $16 million of public funds went to Indiana private schools with anti-LGBT policies last year, a recent Chalkbeat investigation...

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An unexpected effect of the Co...

Aug 3, 2017 by

By Philissa Cramer – President Trump campaigned on the (impossible-to-keep) promise of doing away with the Common Core, but...

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Arne Duncan criticizes Betsy D...

Aug 2, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – When Arne Duncan became U.S. Secretary of Education, he asked predecessors of both parties for advice. That’s...

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High-stakes testing may push s...

Jul 14, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – Kindergarten, first grade, and second grade are often free of the high-stakes testing common in later grades —...

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Has the charter school movemen...

Jul 9, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – What’s the point of a charter school? Is acting as another option for families enough, or should it have to...

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‘It was much uglier on the adu...

Jul 4, 2017 by

By Patrick Wall – This summer, P.S. 191 on the Upper West Side will move into a new space inside a gleaming condominium tower...

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Memphis suburbs are receiving ...

Jul 2, 2017 by

By Laura Faith Kebede – Last school year, the small Lakeland district outside Memphis received about $64,000 in Title I funds...

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Year-long residencies for teac...

Jun 29, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – For years, education advocates, policymakers and scholars have been trying to put an end to the underprepared...

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Common Core is out. Tennessee ...

Jun 26, 2017 by

By Marta W. Aldrich – Teachers poring over Tennessee’s revised academic standards are mostly breathing a sigh of relief as the...

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Here’s what male teachers of c...

Jun 19, 2017 by

By Laura Faith Kebede – A passion for teaching and learning is what drew Archie Moss to a career in education. But the Memphis...

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Beyond the test score horse ra...

Jun 16, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – The latest big charter school study was sweeping in scope, looking at thousands of students in 26 states...

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