A poster in a classroom at The Soulsville Charter School in Memphis from a Grizzlies professional basketball game shows the grit students and faculty strive for.

What happens when the Stax Records-connected charter school has to adopt Common Core?

Students in Kalli Harrell’s sixth-grade science class discuss weather patterns at The Soulsville Charter School in Memphis. Photo: Alan Richard MEMPHIS—The Soulsville Charter School in South…

We need Common Core standards to make sure all students meet the same expectations

Schools across the country used to do their own thing

In this April 30, 2015 photo, students line up to take part in new Common Core-aligned standardized tests at the Cuyama Valley High School in New Cuyama, Calif. The Cuyama Joint Unified School District is 60 miles from the nearest city and has Internet connections about one-tenth the minimum speed recommended for the modern U.S. classroom. Across the country, school districts in rural areas and other pockets with low bandwidth are confronting a difficult task of administering new Common Core-aligned standardized tests to students online.

Are new Common Core tests really better than the old multiple-choice tests?

Experts say new open-ended questions that tap critical thinking provide a marked improvement

Would tongue magnets be top of mind when listing education technology trends?

  Photo: Kike Calvo via AP Images A conversation about education technology trends does not typically include the phrase “tongue magnets.”…

Students, teachers sue for mental health services in Compton, Calif.

Students and teachers in Compton, Calif. filed a class-action lawsuit against their school district Monday for not addressing issues of childhood trauma they claim are covered under the Americans with…

In this Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 photo, Xavier University student Triton Brown studies in a common area on campus before going to one of his part time jobs in New Orleans. Thousands of students unexpectedly either had to stay at home, transfer to a less expensive school or find new money when the U.S. Department of Education quietly changed how it evaluated the credit of parents applying for a federal PLUS loan. Brown, a Milwaukee native who is a freshman at Xavier University of Louisiana, said his family was counting on a PLUS loan, but his mother's application was rejected after he had been accepted the previous semester.

How can we end inequality if parents say kids shouldn’t go to college?

Why NOLA needs to ask better questions about vocational ed

Can you steal an education?

Wealthy school districts are cracking down on “education thieves”


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High School students at the American Indian Model Schools work in small classrooms at desks piled high with Advanced Placement textbooks.

Can a California charter chain ditch tough discipline and retain its high ranking?

Leaders of the American Indian Model Schools say they are moving past their controversial past

At Quitman Street Renew School in Newark, Principal Erskine Glover faces the ongoing challenge of keeping the right teachers in place.

Does anyone have the answers on school turnarounds?

At Quitman Street Renew School in Newark, Principal Erskine Glover faces the ongoing challenge of keeping the right teachers in place. Photo: Amanda Brown/NJ Spotlight Forty…

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