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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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Mayor Bill de Blasio: Our spec...

Jun 4, 2018 by

By Bill de Blasio – I visit schools across this city and it never fails to energize me. The talent out there is outstanding....

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The ‘shadow education sy...

May 31, 2018 by

By Matt Barnum – More affluent kids are about twice as likely to visit a museum, art gallery, or historical site or see a play...

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As NYC encourages more element...

May 18, 2018 by

By Alex Zimmerman – When Nicole Lent’s principal asked her to give up teaching a single class of students in favor of teaching...

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Does Tennessee’s emergency res...

May 8, 2018 by

By Marta W. Aldrich – The trouble with developing an emergency exit plan in the midst of a fire is that it’s hard to think...

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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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