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08/15/2017

By Donna St. George and Emma Brown

August 14, 2017 

Teachers in D.C. Public Schools, who are among the best paid in the country, will be offered salary increases of 9 percent over three years under a proposed contract that could end a lengthy labor impasse.

Read more here: http://wapo.st/2x1fZ5X

08/08/2017

By Stephanie Storlie

August 7, 2017

“I’m not going to that school. I don’t even like school,” Chase yelled at me. Running up and down a slide, holding a giant stick two feet taller than him, this almost kindergartener in tall white men’s tube socks, blue swim trunks, and a neon orange shirt was already giving me a run for my money—and school hadn’t even started yet.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2vMyGhb

08/04/2017

By Rachel Sadon

August 3, 2017

As is the case in Los Angeles (and soon to be in New York), D.C.'s public library system comes with a pretty cool perk: access to hundreds of movies from the Criterion Collection.

Find out how to access them here: http://bit.ly/2urbSyf

08/03/2017

By Pat Donachie

August 2, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has made it clear that school choice will become a reality for many parents, which means that they will have to choose from a greater number of options in determining where to enroll their child. Schools have responded in kind by adapting their branding, communications and outreach approaches to encourage parents to enroll their kids there. This reality begs the question: are schools that aren't upgrading their branding are going to get left behind?

08/03/2017

By Lane Wright

August 2, 2017

In recent years, Kentucky’s public schools have found themselves in a classic good-news, bad-news situation.

Find out the good news and bad news here: http://bit.ly/2u4fgQl

08/02/2017

By Mandy McLaren

August 2, 2017

When Bao Bao left the National Zoo for China, thousands of fans showed up in February to bid the giant panda adieu. To Kyree Cox, who had grown to love the spunky bear during her three and half years in Washington, it felt like saying goodbye to a childhood friend.

Read more: http://wapo.st/2wlXN6J

08/02/2017

By Bernita Bradley

August 1, 2017

Where are the good schools?

How do we know it’s a good school?

What defines a good school?

These seem like basic questions, but you’d be surprised how hard it is for Michigan education officials to answer. For parents, it’s even harder.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2u4I3Ik

08/02/2017

By Ann Schimke

July 26, 2017

A few months after Kevin Vaughn took his first teaching job in a third grade classroom in Arizona, he decided to quit.

“Teaching was way beyond me,” he said.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2vj1Wvo

08/01/2017

By Ramona Edelin

August 1, 2017

Last week, the NAACP issued a report titled, "Quality Education for All" which made news with its call for new restrictions on public charter schools. Charters educate 3 million students, or approximately 6 percent of all public school students, nationwide.

Link: http://washex.am/2hjSIZQ

08/01/2017

By Anya Kamenetz

July 31, 2017

According to figures just released, from 2016 to 2017 the number of underrepresented minorities who took an AP Computer Science exam nearly tripled, from 8,283 to 22,199. The number of girls shot up from 12,642 to 29,708.

Link: http://n.pr/2vjSCH7

08/01/2017

By Alex Zimmerman

July 28, 2017

Far from hurting existing schools, new charter schools in New York City have actually helped their neighbors improve, according to a new study.

Link: http://bit.ly/2uRi9qm

08/01/2017

By Laura Faith Kebede

July 28, 2017

Adorning one hall of the North Memphis headquarters of Memphis Lift, photos chronicle the parent advocacy group’s meteoric rise from obscurity to influence on the city’s education landscape over the course of two years.

Link: http://bit.ly/2hkn4LS

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