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Campuses take a stand when pro...

Mar 18, 2017 by

In a move to expose students to more diverse viewpoints, colleges and universities have invited controversial figures to speak,...

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Three myths holding back Ameri...

Mar 15, 2017 by

The image of the one-room schoolhouse, while iconic, hints at entrenched misperceptions that could actually make reform more...

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Can you have school choice and...

Mar 14, 2017 by

Places with many charter schools – like Washington, D.C., and Cleveland – are finding tension but also collaboration between public...

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For students at an American un...

Mar 13, 2017 by

Iraq was removed from the revised executive order President Trump signed this week. But at an American-founded school that aims to...

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So girls in developing regions...

Mar 11, 2017 by

The nonprofit Sewpportive Friends is creating menstrual supplies for two Zimbabwean locations – a sign of the increased global...

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Neglected under ISIS, schools ...

Mar 8, 2017 by

Just weeks after the eastern part of the city was liberated, schools are scrambling to accommodate eager learners. Education suffered...

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How Boston achieved its record...

Mar 5, 2017 by

Even more encouraging, experts say: The number of African-American and Latino students graduating jumped by double digits over the...

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To help student vets, college ...

Mar 1, 2017 by

Texas A & M University recently became the first college in the US to require all faculty and staff to take the training, which...

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Where busing works

Feb 27, 2017 by

Hartford, Conn., has revamped its schools to attract a rich mix of students in a voluntary desegregation program being watched across...

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In Mexico, momentum grows to p...

Feb 24, 2017 by

Mexico estimates that some 40,000 young people who lived undocumented in the US may move back in the next several years. Many face...

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Does more homework make for a ...

Feb 22, 2017 by

Some Spaniards have boycotted weekend homework. Many are expressing concerns about the impact of excessive homework – from...

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Girls in Africa: one way that ...

Feb 17, 2017 by

After learning that family poverty was the reason many girls didn’t go to school, Ann Cotton founded Camfed, which has supported the...

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Why ‘fake news’ is...

Feb 9, 2017 by

Alarmed and feeling powerless, more liberals are turning to fake news, while President Trump tries to redefine what the term means....

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Tens of thousands of protest c...

Feb 8, 2017 by

Does the failure of the ‘El Niño’ of protest over Betsy DeVos’s nomination mean senators don’t care what...

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How did Lawrence, Mass., turn ...

Feb 6, 2017 by

Lawrence is seen as a model, both for academic results and the inclusive and pragmatic way it got beyond ideology to get traditional...

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With schools back under local ...

Feb 2, 2017 by

  For the first time in more than seven years, the nation’s most-beleaguered public school district is once again under local...

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Why Cal State L.A. turns most ...

Jan 24, 2017 by

Sure, a degree from Harvard or Stanford can change a low-income student’s future. But consider the twist in this story by Josh...

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How Russian pensioners are tea...

Jan 20, 2017 by

LinguaLink of Generations was launched by three individuals who’ve studied at a school in Moscow. The program pairs retirees and...

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Indiana high school offers gro...

Jan 19, 2017 by

The Excel Center, founded by Goodwill Industries, is tailored to adult learners – with free child-care and life coaches. Sixty-four...

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Does greater school choice lea...

Jan 17, 2017 by

Statistics suggest that charter schools and vouchers aren’t a solution to segregated schools. In some cases, they can actually...

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