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Poverty Stricken City Launches School Reforms

Closing Early Education Gaps for At-Risk Students

Dropout prevention programs at every level.
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Former CEO's Group Pushes for Reducing Iowa Education Gap

Mark M. Jacobs once was a Fortune 500 CEO and soon may be a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, but for the time being he’s leading a nonprofit group pushing for improvements in K-12 for Iowa’s education system.

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California Working Poor Lack Education Opportunities, Report Says

California has the highest number of working poor families in the nation, but the state does an ineffective job of providing educational opportunities to boost them out of poverty, according to a new report.

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Education Reform Debate Puts Spotlight on Institutional Racism

The gap that exists is not one of "achievement" or capability of children of color to learn, the gap has to do with access to equal opportunity and equity within the systems designed to enhance and shape the learning outcomes of all children. This gap also has to do with the structural and institutional racism that is deeply embedded within our public education system and is perpetuated from one generation to the next.

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N.Y.C. to Try Longer School Day in 20 Middle Schools

The school day is about to get longer for some New York City school kids — and we’re not talking a couple of minutes. It’s about to be two and a half hours longer.

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Getting Latino Parents Involved in Their Kids' Education

General Mills is teaming up with a civil rights group to help get Latino parents more involved in their children's education. The Minneapolis-based company's Box Tops for Education program is partnering with the National Council of La Raza for the program "Committed Parents: Supporting Your Child's Success."

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Let Kentucky's Failing Schools Become Charter Schools

Kentucky is one of only eight states that do not allow charter schools in any form. Why not?

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Is Common Core Cutting-Edge Education or Just Use of a Dull Blade?

Talk to Melissa Colsman and you know she's a teacher, even before she tells you she once taught math. The executive director of the Colorado Department of Education's Teaching and Learning Unit makes a compelling case for what public schools need.

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Is Michigan Delivering Quality Public Education?

Let’s be clear, a child who does not receive a quality education today will become an adult without much of a future tomorrow. If we allow children to rot in historically failing schools, we all will suffer.

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