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LISTEN: Why most single moms in college don’t finish

In the past decade, the number of single mothers in college has doubled.

Three quarters of U.S. public school spending cuts restored

California spending on education surged 10% from 2013-15

Teaching kids how battles about race from 150 years ago mirror today’s conflicts

Project teaches students ‘triumph, victory and progress, as well as struggle’ during the Reconstruction era after the Civil War

McMicken Heights Elementary School principal Alexandria Haas sits with second-graders during a morning activity developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Students take 20 minutes each day to work on social interactions and understanding their emotions.

Is the effort to curb strict discipline going too far, too fast?

One Washington State school district shows just how difficult it can be to quickly reduce suspensions without alienating teachers

A student at Summit K2, in El Cerrito, California, works on an art project while listening to music. Colorado’s Prairie Heights Middle School joins more than 330 partner schools on the Summit Learning Platform nationwide.

Personalized learning gives students a sense of control over chaotic lives

In a high-poverty Colorado school trying to turn itself around, individualized approach brings wide-ranging benefits.

In this file photo, a high school student at a Mississippi school works on a math assignment.

Most Americans say U.S. STEM education is middling, new poll finds

Efforts to get more women and minorities into high-wage STEM jobs have yet to yield big results

Counting your way to a college A

University of Michigan professors award many more A's under new grading system

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Domonique Crosby raises her hand in calculus class at George Washington Carver High School.

Held back, but not helped

Louisiana reverses course on its strict policy to hold back students who fail standardized tests. Instead, it will add supports to help them pass.

Olympic hopeful figure skater Max Aaron on the practice rink in Colorado Springs. Aaron, who is 25, earned a degree in finance in December. He worked as a barback and a waiter on the weekends to help pay the tuition and took his classes early in the morning and late at night to accommodate his training schedule.

Even with help, Olympic athletes struggle to balance their sports with college

Their stories illustrate how, for older students, getting a degree is like skating uphill

Students in a new “Geometry in Construction” class at Eureka High School near St. Louis, Missouri, prop up a wall of the tiny house they built.

Students apply geometry lessons to build tiny houses

Hands-on work means math skills are “not going to waste,” students say

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