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Students protest Zuckerberg-ba...

Nov 17, 2018 by

By Valerie Strauss – Students at a New York high school have protested in recent weeks an online education program developed...

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More reading and writing in hi...

Oct 12, 2018 by

Jay Mathews – Will Fitzhugh has been struggling for more than 30 years to persuade high schools to let students do something...

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Maryland to ditch statewide PA...

Sep 14, 2018 by

Maryland’s standardized tests have not gotten a lot of love. Critics say they take too many hours and are disruptive in schools. More...

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Lawsuit accuses New York state...

Aug 4, 2018 by

Valerie Strauss – Should religious schools be required to follow state law that mandates students receive education in secular...

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Holidays for all: Asian studen...

Jul 9, 2018 by

For Angelina Xu, one of the best holidays of the year is like Thanksgiving and Christmas rolled into one. It brings the chance to see...

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Trump is president, but his Ed...

Jul 2, 2018 by

by Valerie Strauss – Donald Trump is president, but the leadership in the U.S. Education Department looks increasingly as if it...

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Boston schools chief resigning...

Jun 24, 2018 by

by Valerie Strauss – Boston Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang is stepping down two years before the end of his contract after...

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What ails education? ‘An absen...

May 14, 2018 by

By Arne Duncan, Margaret Spellings – We have long benefited from a broad coalition that has advanced bold action to improve...

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US-China trade talks center on...

May 3, 2018 by

BEIJING — A high-powered U.S. delegation arrived in Beijing on Thursday for talks with Chinese officials on defusing tensions that...

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Venture capitalist visits 200 ...

Mar 16, 2018 by

‘If choice and competition improve schools, I found no sign of it.’ by Valerie Strauss – Ted Dintersmith is a successful...

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‘Shame! Shame!’: Student and f...

Feb 1, 2018 by

John Engler, a former Republican governor and alumnus of Michigan State University, was named interim president Wednesday as the...

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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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