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The costs of Shanghai's education success story

The dog-eat-dog and winner-take-all mentality of China's school system isn't just making children unhappy and unhealthy -- it's also causing cheating and bribery, leading to an unfair and unequal school system.

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Madison, Wis., schools look to make discipline about growth, not punishment

Add the Madison Metropolitan School District to the ranks of districts nationwide that are backing away from get-tough discipline codes that push struggling minority students out of the classroom.

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Connecticut mayor reflects on education improvements in his district

For Mayor John DeStefano, preparing New Haven children for the future has been a top priority. To do that, however, DeStefano sought to change both where and how students went to school. “At the end of the day, our goal is to have kids emerge from the New Haven Public School district prepared and ready for college and lifelong learning and success,” he said.

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Oklahoma Gov. Fallin signs executive order supplementing Common Core standards in education

Gov. Mary Fallin signed an executive order Wednesday she hopes will address concerns of federal intrusion into schools, as well as create more rigorous and localized academic standards.

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Local Michigan foundation supports public K12 education

Lakewood Middle School, in Woodland, Mich., received eight grants in November from the Lakewood Educational Foundation to support a variety of classroom and schoolwide activities. The Lakewood Educational Foundation is an organization that helps to support educational endeavors within Lakewood Public Schools.

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Bridging the false dichotomy between poverty and education reform

Recently I attended two days of meetings in Kalamazoo, Michigan that gave me a new sense of optimism for the future of our public schools and our neediest students. It was another reminder to me that school reform is a wonderfully hopeful and iterative process, despite the political and rhetorical flare-ups it may inspire at times.

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Ochoa is an education advocate on how schools fail

Retired San Diego State education professor Alberto Ochoa spent decades in academia but never forgot his own brush with public education as a Mexican immigrant student in Los Angeles. Now, he’s one of the advisers to San Diego’s new schools superintendent and continuing to speak out about the need for change.

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Five things U.S. can do to lead the world in education

Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and his wife created a scholarship for promising students from low-income backgrounds in his native Philadelphia, but the schools he saw while scouting for a movie location convinced him that handing out individual scholarships would do little to battle the systemic problems in education. So he traveled to schools and collected as much data on the subject as he could and came up with five keys to improving education and closing the gap in the U.S.

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American high school students slip in global education rankings

The influential Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released its triennial study of global education systems, and once again, the U.S. earns bad grades. According to the study, American 15 year-olds tested were average in reading and science skills, and below-average in math.

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Ed secretary Duncan wants Nevada to examine commitment to education

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, during a visit to Las Vegas, urged Nevada to invest more in education. In town to speak at two national conferences, Duncan visited a local elementary school and high school. He also participated in a panel discussion and town hall about the state of education in the United States.

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