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Do charter schools suspend stu...

Apr 23, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – A few weeks ago, a government watchdog agency released an extensive report on discipline in U.S. schools. It...

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One big upside of career and t...

Apr 19, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – As a high school teacher in Pennsylvania, Shaun Dougherty noticed that students in career-focused programs...

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Over 40 percent of Newark stud...

Apr 18, 2018 by

By Patrick Wall – In 2008, less than 10 percent of Newark students attended charter schools. Today, one in three does. After a...

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A week onto the job, Chancello...

Apr 9, 2018 by

By Philissa Cramer, Alex Zimmerman – One week after taking office, Chancellor Richard Carranza is headed to school — three of...

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Food for thought: StudentsR...

Apr 1, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – Families receiving food stamps get their benefits once a month. A few weeks later, kids’ test scores tick up....

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Elementary school teachers som...

Mar 22, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – When Kim Van Duzer, an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, had a chance to follow her students from third...

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‘Personalized learning’ comes ...

Mar 1, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – Imagine you’re a new teacher. You overhear two students disparaging Black Lives Matter protests, and know that...

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Meet the only speech-language ...

Feb 27, 2018 by

By Ann Schimke – Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they...

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Arkansas passed a law banning ...

Feb 18, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – What if an education law passed, but nobody followed it? That appears to be the bizarre situation in Arkansas,...

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Trump’s proposed education bud...

Feb 12, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – In a similar proposal to last year, the Trump administration said Monday that it wants to spend more federal...

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No longer distancing himself f...

Feb 7, 2018 by

By Erin Einhorn – After largely steering clear of education during his first term, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is now looking for...

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Forget frustrating equations. ...

Feb 7, 2018 by

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has a new plan intended to help public schools: improve the materials that teachers use to...

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The four-day week, once a tool...

Feb 5, 2018 by

By Yesenia Robles – The Brighton-based school district is likely to become the first district in the Denver metro area to move...

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Why ‘personalized learning’ ad...

Jan 30, 2018 by

— and why it might not say much about schools today By Matt Barnum – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made a bold statement in...

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Let’s be careful with using ‘g...

Jan 26, 2018 by

By Natalie McKinney – I am not a teacher. I am not a principal. I am not a school board member. I am not a district...

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Denver scraps an idea to conve...

Jan 25, 2018 by

By Melanie Asmar – A vacant elementary school in south Denver will not be turned into teacher housing. That’s the latest word...

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Denver wants more affluent sch...

Jan 25, 2018 by

By Melanie Asmar – The Denver school district has asked additional affluent schools to join a pilot program to give preference...

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DeVos criticizes Bush-Obama po...

Jan 17, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – One era of federal involvement in education is over, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Tuesday, in...

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Will recess cuts boost learnin...

Jan 16, 2018 by

By Ann Schimke – A suburban Denver school district on a state-mandated improvement plan has cut recess time for elementary...

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Record number of New York City...

Jan 11, 2018 by

Patrick Wall – A record number of New York City students took the SAT last spring thanks to a new initiative that allows all...

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