States can change the way they think about education, but will they?

Organizations rally to help states, as more control over education returns to the local level

Mississippi accountability ratings gloomy for Jackson schools

Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, says Jackson Public Schools’ failing score indicates low proficiency on state examinations. Photo: Imani Khayyam JACKSON — For the first…

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In the push for personalized learning, can technology rescue group discussions?

How free college tuition in one country exposes unexpected pros and cons

Germany’s recent shift to making higher education free has brought surprises

More Latino students are earning high school diplomas as they wrestle the stubborn equity gap. Next stop, college

Three ways to ensure Hispanic educational aspirations don’t stop when secondary school ends

A private school with more than $100 million will share its technology with three other schools

AltSchool to expand its technology system, hoping to grow the model


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Children in the Richton School District, about 20 miles east of Hattiesburg, play on outdated playground equipment. Across Mississippi, educators say that years of underfunding have left them with inadequate facilities and few supplies. (Photo: Jackie Mader)

A controversial student funding system could replace Mississippi’s long-neglected spending formula

Here’s what a new way of allocating education money might mean for schools

More students are graduating but that’s not the whole story

Obama administration touts rising graduation rates, but gaps remain