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9/3/2013

9/3/2013

Chicago Public Schools struggling academically will no longer be labeled as “on probation,” under a new ratings plan the district unveiled last week.

8/30/2013

8/30/2013

Success Academy, the charter school chain that boasts sky-high student scores on annual state tests, has for years used a “zero tolerance” disciplinary policy to suspend, push out, discharge, or demote the very pupils who might lower those scores—children with special needs or behavior problems.

8/29/2013

8/29/2013

Despite the focus of some civil rights leaders on voter ID laws, that's not where the real problem lies. With a black president and an estimated 10,000 elected black officials, this country isn't going to revert to Jim Crow laws.

8/29/2013

The Education Department has been giving some states waivers from the education law's requirements, including those to collect and publish data about students and then use the results to pinpoint problem schools.

8/29/2013

Maryland saw a dramatic decrease in the number of its elementary schools that received the highest rating for academic progress under a tough new school ranking system, according to results the state released Tuesday.

8/28/2013

8/28/2013

With 48 schools closed (and two more set to close), some 12,000 students had to find their way to new schools, sometimes through dangerous neighborhoods. Budget cuts and controversy over teacher evaluations loom, but the top concern is safety of students in transit.

8/22/2013

8/22/2013

The board’s action Tuesday, which gives the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education an opportunity to increase classroom interaction and closely monitor district finances, follows legislation approved earlier this year that removes a two-year waiting period before the state can intervene in struggling schools.

8/21/2013

8/21/2013

In a report issued Monday, Legal Aid of North Carolina blasted the disciplinary system in the Wake County Public School System, calling it a "school-to-prison pipeline."

8/19/2013

8/19/2013

Minority and low-income parents are more likely to see serious problems in their schools—from low expectations to bullying to out-of-date technology and textbooks—than those who are affluent or white, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research Poll.

8/15/2013

8/15/2013

Two recent events – one on the east coast and one on the west coast – raise painful questions about whether we are really serious when we say that we want better education for minority children.

8/12/2013

8/12/2013

When taking tests, students of color aren’t just worrying about the exam itself, but about what people might think of them and their ethnic group once the results come in.

8/12/2013

At most, only one of every five students asking to be transferred out of their low-performing Buffalo schools will be granted their request this coming school year, according to a new plan released today by Buffalo Public Schools.

8/8/2013

8/8/2013

Starting this fall, the district is using the promise of big-ticket prizes donated by local businesses as an enticement to students to come to class every day.

8/5/2013

8/5/2013

Some former participants and academics, among others, have recently accused the Peace Corps-like organization of taking sides in the education policy wars.

7/30/2013

7/30/2013

City Councilor Felix G. Arroyo proposes increasing access to early childhood education and more extended learning time in schools, among other initiatives.

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