At-Risk

12/21/2011

12/21/2011

The "Say Yes to Education" foundation is setting up a Buffalo branch to help prepare underprivileged students for college, its second in upstate New York.

12/20/2011

12/20/2011

Disparities continue to exist in suspension rates among Des Moines elementary, middle and high schools as well as among the district’s racial groups despite educators’ attempts to tighten the gaps, district data shows.

12/13/2011

12/13/2011

Blake Wilson, the director of the Mississippi Economic Council, is about as effective a salesman for the state as you will find. He’s a true believer in Mississippi’s potential, a fact that’s more noteworthy because he’s from out of state and therefore has been able to look past the stereotypes to see what’s possible.

12/8/2011

12/8/2011

A report released Wednesday by the Southern Regional Education Board urges West Virginia and other southern states to make immediate changes to improve student achievement in grades six through eight.

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

When it comes to reducing teen pregnancy and birth rates, abstinence-only sex education just doesn’t work, according to University of Georgia researchers.

11/29/2011

11/29/2011

Teach for America is doing all in its power to give students in Miami a better education.

11/28/2011

11/28/2011

In the past two decades, the Mexican population in New York City has grown more than fivefold, with immigrants settling across the five boroughs.

11/18/2011

11/18/2011

Yes, a college education is certainly "worth it" to the many students for whom college is a way out of cyclical poverty or geographic isolation.

11/16/2011

11/16/2011

R&B star John Legend is stepping up his efforts to campaign for improvements in schools by joining the board of directors for an education advocacy group.

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

New test scores show the nation's fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math, but schools still have a long way to go to get everyone on grade level. In reading, eighth-graders showed some progress.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year for after-school tutoring, a program many researchers say has been ineffective.

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

Education officials meeting here this week called for more civility as the debate intensifies over sweeping changes in New Jersey public schools.

10/21/2011

10/21/2011

The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents’ troubles to school in the form of stress, hunger, lack of money for basic activities or even homelessness.

10/21/2011

Five years ago, Richard Reiss, the physical education teacher at Public School 197 in Far Rockaway, Queens, went to the principal with a problem: not even the most athletic among his students, most of whom are poor and black or Latino, had enough endurance to run a mile.

10/21/2011

Debate over the No Child Left Behind revision continues on the Senate floor as lawmakers attempt to find middle ground on how the education law should be changed, and how it can best serve students and teachers while improving the American education system.

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