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Holding middle-schoolers back ...

Oct 15, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – To hold back or not to hold back? For many policymakers in the early 2000s, the answer was clear: it was time...

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Can a program designed for Bri...

Oct 10, 2018 by

By Steve Hendershot – Senn High senior Shrda Shrestha is attending her neighborhood high school in Edgewater against pretty...

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As students change schools, tu...

Oct 3, 2018 by

By Erin Einhorn, Chastity Pratt Dawsey  – This story is part of the series Moving Costs: How students changing schools disrupts...

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Can states help students get r...

Sep 29, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has a new tactic for helping more students get ready for college: paying them...

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Brooklyn middle schools elimin...

Sep 21, 2018 by

By Christina Veiga – New York’s Department of Education on Thursday approved sweeping changes to the way students are admitted...

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Jeff Bezos will use his riches...

Sep 16, 2018 by

By Philissa Cramer, Matt Barnum – The latest effort to improve early childhood education for poor children comes from the...

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40 cities in 10 years: Leaked ...

Aug 22, 2018 by

The new organization aiming to spread a mix of charter schools, school autonomy, and unified enrollment across the country wants to...

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Pressuring schools to raise te...

Aug 14, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – Does tightening the screws on schools and teachers lead to benefits for students? For the past couple of...

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Spring break at school? New re...

Aug 8, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – It has spread across Massachusetts as a school turnaround strategy: bring students into school over spring...

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More students are taking AP ex...

Aug 4, 2018 by

By Amanda Zhou – Let’s start with the good news: Over the last two decades, a rapidly increasing number of students have taken...

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With big names and $200 millio...

Aug 1, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – Several big names in education reform are teaming up to start a new organization designed to change how...

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ACT protests state board’...

Jul 28, 2018 by

By Elaine Chen – In a fight between two giant standardized test providers, the SAT again has won a multi-million-dollar...

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Dismissed by KIPP over sexual ...

Jul 21, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg, who was fired earlier this year over sexual harassment allegations, has started...

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Strapped for teachers, Detroit...

Jul 11, 2018 by

By Koby Levin – Faced with a daunting shortage of certified teachers, leaders of Detroit’s main district say they may have no...

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Will they stay or go: New York...

Jul 2, 2018 by

By Christina Veiga – The predictions are dire: After the Supreme Court ruled this week that public employees can’t be forced to...

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AmeriCorps ‘volunteers’ in Den...

Jun 28, 2018 by

By Melanie Asmar – The AmeriCorps program in Denver Public Schools has been terminated after an investigation found the...

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When Denver stopped lunch-sham...

Jun 25, 2018 by

By Ann Schimke – After the Denver schools chief made a high-profile announcement last August guaranteeing a full meal to...

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New York City agrees to provid...

Jun 20, 2018 by

By Carrie Melago, Alex Zimmerman – New York City will begin providing paid family leave to teachers, officials announced today,...

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As historians and New York Cit...

Jun 18, 2018 by

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio just committed $23 million over the next four years to...

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Virtual schools, open records,...

Jun 16, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – Charter schools got some extra attention in Washington, D.C. today in the form of a U.S. House hearing. The...

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