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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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Who’s helping and who’s hurtin...

Jun 12, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – Some charter school networks are significantly improving student achievement, but others are harming student...

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Girls outnumber boys in charte...

Jun 9, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – Look around an average charter school. The difference may be too small to be perceptible, but you might notice...

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Tennessee’s turnaround distric...

Jun 8, 2017 by

By Grace Tatter – For five years, the Achievement School District has been the Tennessee Department of Education’s primary...

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On Betsy DeVos’s budget wish l...

May 24, 2017 by

By Sarah Darville – Recent research about private-school voucher programs has been grim: In Washington D.C., Indianapolis,...

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Community schools are expandin...

May 16, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – New York City’s announcement this week that it is doubling down on community schools indicates a firm belief...

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Betsy DeVos called Obama’s sch...

May 10, 2017 by

By Matt Barnum – In the waning days of the Obama administration, a federal study showed that its signature effort to improve...

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Budget deal would spare AmeriC...

May 2, 2017 by

By Sarah Darville – Schools and education nonprofits that rely on AmeriCorps members may soon be able to breathe a sigh of...

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Nikolai Vitti has been chosen ...

Apr 25, 2017 by

By Erin Einhorn – In his job application to run Detroit schools, Florida superintendent Nikolai Vitti wrote that he was...

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