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Errors and Fake Evidence: Debunking the NRA School Safety Plan

The NRA is amping up the gun control debate a week before Congress plans to reconvene to consider gun legislation on the Senate floor. In a NRA-funded report outlined by former Republican Arkansas Congressman Asa Hutchinson, its main component recommended using federal money to place armed guards in every school in America, citing evidence that turned out to be distorted or false.

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School Choice Blooming this Spring

School choice is making headlines in multiple states this spring. Several have approved or are considering proposals to expand educational opportunity for families.

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The Pitfalls of Testing-Based Education

Atlanta's cheating scandal has gripped the nation, with 35 educators indicted Friday for raising their students' standardized test scores. But while the scandal should be investigated and dishonest teachers held to account, the overall picture is more complicated.

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America's Schools: Graduation Rates Are Better Than You Think

The discussion about education reform should shift from widespread condemnation to a more targeted, nuanced conversation.

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Making the Grade in Camden Schools

The state takeover of public schools in New Jersey’s poorest city, Camden, last week is a move long overdue and presents a new opportunity for the local educational system to reinvent itself.

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Superintendent Jobs Pay Well, but Often Short-Lived, Thankless

David Goodin came to Connellsville Area School District (Pa.) as superintendent in 2008 thinking he could change academics and administrative operations. About two-and-a-half years into his three-year contract, change did happen — with his departure.

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Close Corporate Tax Loopholes, Not Public Schools

If you're in a canoe that's got a hole letting in water, do you throw the other passenger overboard who is helping you row, or do you just patch the hole and keep rowing?

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Education Reform Industry Targets Twin Cities

The education reform industry and their privatization efforts that have virtually destroyed the public education systems in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans have been quietly, and not so quietly, targeting the Twin Cities.

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Stopping Rape Culture Starts at Schools

More reports of rape and bullying, including at Torrington High School in Connecticut and Southern Columbia Area High School in Pennsylvania, show that the rape culture starts at a young age.

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Protecting Our Youngest Students

What is lost in the debate over how to protect our most vulnerable students is the need to keep security and education separate and distinct.

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