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On early learning, Maine foolishly rejects a winning investment strategy

It’s discouraging the state would pass up an opportunity to invest in its youngest residents at an age when the return on investment is highest.

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America's best economic stimulus is education

It is in everyone’s interest to ensure our youth are well educated. It is everyone’s responsibility to offer a helping hand and get involved. Youth need support from the time they are in preschool to ensure success in high school and beyond. A critical juncture is 4th grade reading proficiency.

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Corporate greed at heart of public education's problems

Our system of public education is in dire straits, to be sure. However, the teachers aren't the cause of its decline; neither are the parents or the students.

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Buffalo to revamp admissions criteria at some schools

Dramatic changes in how students are picked for Buffalo’s most sought-after public schools will make more seats available to more students – including students of color – by next fall.

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Interim superintendent tempers Boston schools facilities plan

Interim Superintendent John McDonough backs from several recommendations to a facilities plan that would relocate some schools and expand others, amid growing opposition from students, teachers, and parents.

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Is Colorado the new litmus test for education funding?

Did Coloradans want good schools but decide they were not interested in paying for them? Or were they so opposed to any reforms that they were willing to pass up the money?

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School reformers set to forge ahead in Colorado districts

Reforms in Denver Public Schools include increasing the number of charter campuses and opening innovation schools, which get additional flexibility such as the ability to waive certain union rights.

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Fallacies, realities about teachers and education schools

Spreading the poisonous notion that everything in current educational establishments is mediocre will only hurt our capacity to continue to entice amazing young people into this profession.

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States are starting to test teachers

In the film “Bad Teacher”, Cameron Diaz’s character says she entered the profession “for all the right reasons: shorter hours, summers off, no accountability”. No one is threatening to take away the first two perks, but several states are eyeing the third.

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California high school's Arab mascot draws ire

The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Washington sent a letter Coachella Valley USD, chastising education officials for allowing "gross stereotyping" at Coachella Valley High School in school murals, football halftime shows, and the mascot in general.

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