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Faced with the domestic terrorism at Charlottesville, Betsy DeVos fails another test

Our nation’s top education official refuses to condemn white supremacy

America has never had a merit-based system for college attendance

The new Justice Department plan against affirmative action takes us back a century or more

Letting our boys onto the football field is a losing play

A new study shows repeated blows to the head cause a degenerative brain disease

To err is human – and a powerful prelude to learning

American educators love to emphasize correct procedure, but cognitive science says that students learn better when you focus on their mistakes

New study finds that multiracial high schoolers show no test score gap with white students

While destroying claims to racial superiority, the results also open the way to damaging black schools

Asking too much of high school graduates but not enough of businesses that employ them

The Chicago mayor’s new preparedness initiative is good, but doesn’t go far enough

Teachers at Piedmont Elementary School use iPads each morning with the school’s youngest students to check student emotions before beginning class work. (Photo by Jackie Mader)

Learning is social and emotional; our classrooms should be too

Accountability should not equal punishment

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When the firing of a principal raises bigger questions than one person’s bigotry

Dismantling racist policies is harder than destroying tangible symbols of racism

Come for the computers, stay for the books

Libraries are re-booting to become the tech hub for schools

In high-crime areas, education reform needs to expand outside the classroom

A science project can be the difference between life and death for kids in New Orleans

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