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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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New York City students share w...

Jan 5, 2018 by

By Christina Veiga – Students filled the New York City council chambers earlier this month to share their experiences in...

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What we’ve learned: 5 lessons ...

Dec 24, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – Education research comes out faster than most of us can keep up with — and staying up to date gets even harder...

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Carmen Fariña is stepping down...

Dec 22, 2017 by

By Sarah Darville, Patrick Wall – Carmen Fariña is stepping down as the head of the nation’s largest school district, according...

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New York City moves to close 1...

Dec 18, 2017 by

The New York City education department plans to close 14 low-performing schools at the end of the academic year, officials announced...

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How does New York set educatio...

Dec 17, 2017 by

By Monica Disare – An hour before officials made sweeping changes to New York’s high-school graduation requirements Monday,...

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Training teachers in dyslexia ...

Dec 15, 2017 by

By Caroline Bauman – A new nonprofit organization says educators must be better trained to recognize and teach students with...

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Advocates of the portfolio mod...

Dec 10, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – Author David Osborne is sure that his vision for improving schools is the right one: “If you discovered a cure...

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Grade changes pervasive in Mem...

Dec 6, 2017 by

A four-year analysis of final grades across Memphis high schools found that Trezevant High is not alone in frequent instances of...

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A high-tech approach to boost ...

Dec 5, 2017 by

By Amanda Rahn – Eleven mothers sit around a table bouncing infants and chatting in Spanish in a converted church in Southwest...

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Why the phrase ‘with fidelity’...

Nov 26, 2017 by

What the phrase really means, a Minnesota teacher of the year writes, is that teachers better not change anything to serve their...

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To back up claim that schools ...

Nov 23, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum  – In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a remarkable claim:...

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In more than 200 school distri...

Oct 25, 2017 by

Charter school enrollment is continuing to tick upward in cities across the country. And in 208 districts, at least 10 percent of...

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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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