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U.S. schoolchildren tumble in ...

Dec 10, 2017 by

By Moriah Balingit – The United States tumbled in international rankings released Tuesday of reading skills among...

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How to improve schools with mo...

Dec 4, 2017 by

By Jay Mathews – Deborah Meier, probably the leading American writer-educator of her generation, and Emily Gasoi, an...

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‘Elitists, crybabies and...

Nov 26, 2017 by

Advocates want to reduce the flow of government cash to what they see as politically correct institutions that fail to provide...

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Sexually active students must ...

Nov 3, 2017 by

Teachers and staff in the Salem-Keizer school district — which includes more than 40,000 students — were recently told that if they...

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Why is Virginia, cradle of Ame...

Oct 2, 2017 by

By Jay Mathews – My entire life I have heard complaints about how little we Americans know about our history. So why is...

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New SAT scores sow confusion o...

Sep 26, 2017 by

The perfect score of yore — 1600 — is back and just as impressive as ever. But many students could be forgiven these days for...

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The false narrative behind a g...

Sep 10, 2017 by

By Valerie Strauss – If you are watching television on Friday night and happen to look at one of the four big networks — NBC,...

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Some employees in a large Mary...

Jul 1, 2017 by

As Maryland orders an investigation into whether grades were manipulated to drive up graduation rates in Prince George’s County,...

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Minority teachers in U.S. more...

Apr 16, 2017 by

By Valerie Strauss – The number of minority teachers more than doubled in the United States over a 25-year period but still...

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A teacher asked kids ‘how comf...

Apr 12, 2017 by

By Kristine Phillips – A Florida middle school teacher was fired after giving her students an assignment that asked them how...

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Teacher: About that sulky, def...

Apr 7, 2017 by

By Ashley Lamb-Sinclair – I see Connor in the back room of the downtown coffee shop where I’ve asked him to meet. He is reading...

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Feds kick off restoration of g...

Apr 4, 2017 by

The Education Department said Monday will begin identifying students who burned through federal Pell grants to pay for colleges that...

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Trump budget cuts could hit re...

Mar 29, 2017 by

President Trump’s budget proposal to slash federal research funding and end financial support for the arts could hurt the bottom line...

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Trump does his hires no favors...

Mar 21, 2017 by

This is a story of no good deed going unpunished. Robert S. Eitel did everything you’d want a public servant to do. An attorney in...

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Senate overturns Obama-era reg...

Mar 9, 2017 by

The Senate voted 59 to 40 Wednesday to overturn Obama administration regulations meant to ensure that new K-12 public school teachers...

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School offers ‘incentives’ to ...

Mar 9, 2017 by

By Valerie Strauss – We’ve seen in years past pep rallies, parties, raffles and other sorts of enticements — which some might...

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The student Trump hailed as a ...

Mar 5, 2017 by

Denisha Merriweather is a veteran advocate for school choice. If you watched President Trump deliver his recent address to Congress,...

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivit...

Feb 17, 2017 by

By Amy Ellis Nutt – For the first time, scientists can point to substantial empirical evidence that people with...

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A Hitler Valentine’s Day card ...

Feb 9, 2017 by

  “My love 4 u burns like 6,000 jews,” read the card handed to two students by a member of the College Republicans group...

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Democrats seek to delay confir...

Jan 7, 2017 by

Democrats are pushing to delay next week’s confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education...

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