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Second grade teacher Megan Winslow, 33, reviews student work at her home in San Jose. Winslow, who has taught for nine years, shares a $2,515-a-month two-bedroom apartment with a roommate.

Housing in Silicon Valley out of reach for teachers

Silicon Valley housing prices have been rising sharply, pricing public school teachers out of the market. While 85 percent of children attend public school in Santa Clara County, the closest…

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…

Malcolm X College student Laura Ponce with her advisor, David Cruz, who is helping her map out a route to graduation.

Colleges give drifting students maps to help them find their way to graduation

Simple advising plan spotlights how unnecessarily complicated college has become

A Sweet Briar College graduate wipes away a tear during commencement exercises Saturday morning, May 16, 2015 near Amherst, Va. The school announced plans to close earlier in the year, potentially making the class of 2015 the school's last.

The Sweet Briar lesson, and the future of small private colleges

The ills that face colleges across the country

Teaching preschoolers to use computers — along with their parents

A program to help low-income parents learn alongside their children in the hope that they will encourage more productive screen time

Dinosaur bones. A museum. Uma Thurman. Is this what it takes to get our attention?

  Photo: Nichole Dobo I peered between the bones of an allosaurus to catch a glimpse of Uma Thurman on a…

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Second grade teacher Megan Winslow, 33, reviews student work at her home in San Jose. Winslow, who has taught for nine years, shares a $2,515-a-month two-bedroom apartment with a roommate.

Silicon Valley’s skyrocketing housing costs shut out teachers

School quality could suffer, some residents say

Jacob Landry stands in front of Lusher Charter School's lower campus. Landry is seeking the name of the admissions test the school asks some prospective kindergarten students to take which factors into admission. Lusher, located in New Orleans, is one of a handful of selective admission charter schools in the country.

When a top NOLA charter won’t reveal its admission test — for kindergarten

Jacob Landry stands in front of Lusher Charter School’s lower campus. Landry is seeking the name of the admissions test the school asks some prospective kindergarten students to…

The $150 million question—what does federal regulation really cost colleges?

The answer: No one knows the price of government red tape, including the government

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