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Minnesota Schools Are Poised to Get New Grades

Minnesota parents and educators will soon see the results of a whole new yardstick for measuring schools that gives state tests new meaning and the state's schools new labels.

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Wisconsin High School Science Teacher Gets Nobel Award of Her Own

Teachers can’t always be sure of the impact they have on students but Hudson High School science teacher Vickie McLaughlin got a pretty good indication from one of hers.

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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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Climate Education Graduates to the Next Level

Ninth grade science at the Academy for Career and College Education began the usual way last fall. Victoria Matthew's students learned the difference between biotic and abiotic characteristics, then progressed to the basics of scientific method. By Thanksgiving, they were ready for climate change.

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Peñasco N.M. School District Announces $200,000 Grant Award

The Peñasco Independent School District has announced the award of a $200,000 grant that will help the district prepare students for college and careers over the next three years.

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Report: Neb. School District Lobbying Increasing

Nebraska public schools spent more than $457,000 last year on lobbying legislators, an amount that has increased recently despite a law that bans the use of state money for district lobbying.

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School Districts Shouldn't Ban Books

There are two things you should know about J.D. Salinger’s “Catcher in the Rye.” The book is one of the most censored titles in schools throughout the United States. The book is one of the most studied titles in schools throughout the United States.

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Ill. School Districts Offering Big Bucks to Attract Top Candidates

Students, parents, residents and employees of the Oswego School District had the opportunity to weigh in on a few aspects of the superintendent search.

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Should Public School Districts Continue to Fund High School Athletics?

Last week dueling guest columns in the USA TODAY prompted several days of impassioned letters from readers taking sides on the issue.

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Making Schools Work

AMID the ceaseless and cacophonous debates about how to close the achievement gap, we’ve turned away from one tool that has been shown to work: school desegregation. 

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