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English teacher Elise Butler-Pinkham works with 5-year-old Janiyah, who is sporting new pink glasses she got as a result of a vision screening this summer.

These New Orleans teachers keep kindergartners hot for learning all summer

English teacher Elise Butler-Pinkham works with 5-year-old Janiyah, who is sporting new pink glasses she got as a result of a vision screening this summer. Photo: Marta…

Dr. Princess Parker, educational consultant, works with a third grade student at East Sunflower summer school.

Full-court press for Mississippi third graders in summer school has disappointing results

After month of intense work with youngsters who twice failed state reading test, one Delta district sees scant progress

Students meet with the center’s creative director Shirl Buss and representatives from the National Organization of Minority Architects as part of the school’s revitalization efforts. Buss tells the students to “talk up” their ideas.

Can schools integrate when neighborhoods do?

Parents and educators at a San Francisco elementary school hope their changing community means better times ahead

Northwest students perform the first all black high school musical of

Can the arts get students to college? All-black high school cast says yes in ‘Purple Dreams’ documentary

Producer Robin Grey talks about her new film and how the arts motivate students to seek post-secondary degrees

Head of the class: Here is how one state will provide advanced training for blended learning

  A new partnership in Ohio will provide school leaders with advanced training in the use of classroom technology. About 70 principals…

The heartbreaking story of kids least likely to succeed in college

Does ACT report show we should refocus ed policy toward classrooms?

Carnegie Mellon project revives failed inBloom dream to store and analyze student data

Privacy controversy to be dodged by not storing student names, addresses or social security numbers

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Bodie Manly helps Jarmon James, 12, with fractions in advance of a PARCC-like practice test.

Some Common Core tests are getting shorter. What are they losing?

Bodie Manly helps Jarmon James, 12, with fractions in advance of a PARCC-like practice test. Photo: Peggy Barmore WASHINGTON – After a rough spring testing season,…

Saniyah Barthelemy, 11, digs a trench as her class works on building a rain garden to fix a drainage problem at Arthur Ashe Charter School. Barthelemey will enter sixth grade this fall at Langston Hughes Academy, another FirstLine school.

Food for thought: How gardens help students to grow in New Orleans

Saniyah Barthelemy, 11, digs a trench as her class works on building a rain garden to fix a drainage problem at Arthur Ashe Charter School. Barthelemey will enter…

Evaluating teachers: Precise but irrelevant metrics?

I’ve told this joke before: Two hot-air balloonists get lost, and they’re floating aimlessly. They spot someone down below and call out, “Hello!” The person on the ground replies,…

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