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Mississippi leads south in black student suspensions

In 84 Southern districts, black students received 100 percent of suspensions

The original Booker T. Washington high school, built in 1940, on top of the Great Depression-era Silver City Dump. Hurricane Katrina devastated original structure. Now several groups are concerned about rebuilding on the site.

Dumping Ground? Groups oppose building of school at New Orleans waste site

The original Booker T. Washington high school, built in 1940, on top of the Great Depression-era Silver City Dump. Hurricane Katrina devastated original structure. Now several groups are…

A top charter advocate navigates rough policy waters in Louisiana

Researchers and reporters across the country are telling the world this month about the changes in New Orleans education since Hurricane Katrina, highlighting the unparalleled charter school expansion. Lens education…

While K-12 teachers are put under the microscope, colleges play by their own rules

All around the country, from sea to shining sea, public schools are ablaze with reform. More states are experimenting with charter schools and state-led turnaround districts than ever before. Longer…

Texas reports some of the highest graduation rates in the country. Are the numbers lying?

Earlier this summer, we published a map of high school graduation rates by district across the United States. We’re now breaking it down and exploring trends in different states…

iZone mentor Diedre Downing, a math teacher at NYC iSchool in Manhattan, walks Blended Learning Institute participant Juliana Matherson through Google' Autocrat application on July 18, 2014 in Manhattan. Autocrat lets teachers give custom feedback to students after an online assignment. The New York City Department of Education's Blended Learning Institute is a two-year training program taught by current classroom teachers on how to use the part digital, part traditional classroom style. (Photo: Alexandria Neason)

Ready or not, here it comes: Remaking teacher training with an innovative twist

Until recently, the options for first-rate training for teachers were fairly limited. Teachers filed into seats in whatever college happened to be closest to home, regardless of the quality of…

Nolan Young, 3, front, looks at a smart phone while his brother Jameson, right, 4, looks at a smart tablet at their home, in Boston.

Wondering at what age you can safely let a child play with a tablet? Well, keep wondering

What effect does exposure to digital screens have on children’s health?

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Katrina might as well have hit New Orleans a day ago if you’re young, male and black

Tourism is thriving but kids and adults in poor neighborhoods aren’t

New Orleans may have a way to go, but it finally feels like home again to schools’ chief

Measuring a $1.8 billion building plan’s progress

Small study shows high school music classes improve language skills

Neuroscience research showing that high school interventions for low-income students can be effective

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