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07/31/2017

By Zack Barnes

July 17, 2017

It’s so easy to demonize others: people on the other side of political issues, borders, the railroad tracks.

07/31/2017

By Quinn Simpson

July 17, 2017

When you imagine a classroom, it’s quite likely you picture a teacher at the front talking passionately about a specific subject to students sitting in rows of desks. It’s been like this since the beginning of formal education, and it largely stays like this because it works.

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07/31/2017

By Martin Austermuhle

July 13, 2017

A new regulation will prohibit current and former D.C. officials from requesting that their children be placed in schools without having to go through the annual admissions lottery.

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07/31/2017

By Kate McGee

July 13, 2017

Many low-income students and their families struggle in the summer months to balance work and childcare and that can make it hard to fit in reading and math reinforcement. Overwhelming research shows if students and their families aren’t practicing those skills over the summer, students can forget what they’ve learned. It’s known as the “summer slide.” That can make the fall difficult.

07/31/2017

By Kate Stringer

July 12, 2017

Social-emotional learning programs have positive long-term effects, helping students well into their futures in areas like college completion and sexual and mental health. Students with SEL training scored 13 points higher academically than their peers 3.5 years later, had 6 percent better high school graduation rates, and could even reap lifelong monetary benefits for their healthy adult lifestyle

07/31/2017

By Margaret Gilmour

July 11, 2017

By the time my younger son is midway through third grade, I realize that his academic progress has stalled. He’s stuck somewhere between kindergarten and first grade.

School is a struggle for him. He has a language-based learning disability, which affects how long it takes for him to process new information before he can respond.

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07/31/2017

By Ethan Gray

July 10, 2017

Education policy reforms are only as good as the governance systems that promote and monitor them.

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07/31/2017

By Erica L. Green

July 7, 2017

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who made a career of promoting local control of education, has signaled a surprisingly hard-line approach to carrying out an expansive new federal education law, issuing critical feedback that has rattled state school chiefs and conservative education experts alike.

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07/31/2017

By Emma Brown

July 3, 2017

CHICAGO — To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must show that they’ve secured a job or received a letter of acceptance to college, a trade apprenticeship, a gap year program or the military.

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07/31/2017

By Cara Fitzpatrick

June 30, 2017

She applied her “listen-to-me lipstick,” a hot pink that commanded attention, and got into her Toyota 4Runner for the long drive to Fairmount Park Elementary. It was time for some frank talk with the teachers who were struggling in one of Pinellas County’s toughest schools.

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