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Segregation Prominent in Schools, Study Finds

Whites are still largely concentrated in schools with other whites, leaving the largest minority groups — black and Latino students — isolated in classrooms, according to a new analysis of Department of Education data.

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A Culture Shift Transforms Achievement in West Virginia

Parent Trigger Law Taking Effect

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Commentary: Alternative Education a Way to Stem School-to-Prison Pipeline

The apocalyptic state of public education is shoving our high school dropouts onto a pathway to the penitentiary. The latest proof comes in recent reports about how Highland Park may resort to a charter system to keep its doors open in September.

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NYC Grad Rate Hits Record High

New York City set a record in 2011 as 65.5% of its high-school students graduated in four years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

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Former NYC Schools Chief Rudy Crew on Track to Take Charge of Oregon Education from Preschool through College

Rudy Crew, the former head of schools in New York City, Miami, Sacramento and Tacoma, is Gov. John Kitzhaber's choice to become Oregon's first "chief education officer." 

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Do Our Public Schools Threaten National Security?

In his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life, Richard Hofstadter characterized writing on education in the United States as a literature of acid criticism and bitter complaint….

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Michelle Rhee, Education Activists Targeting U.S. Schools, Backed By Big Bucks

During her tumultuous three years at the head of the Washington D.C. public schools, Michelle Rhee set off a lot of fireworks.

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Many N.J. Schools See Drop in Grad Rate Under New Statewide Formula

District officials had mixed reactions to the release of graduation rates for each New Jersey district and public high school Tuesday. The figures use a revamped formula that has clipped back previously reported rates.

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1940 Census Reveals California Led The Country In Education

The National Archives released for the first time yesterday individual records from the 1940 Census – unleashing an online treasure trove of 3.8 million pages eagerly awaited by genealogists and researchers.

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