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Mark Nelson poses for a photo at Citrus College in Glendora, California.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students are ‘hurting their future’

Being challenged yet supported in class proves elusive for many students with disabilities

Adam Salomon at his high school graduation. Salomon’s mother, Karen, says he was not prepared for life after high school.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

How better soft skills might boost low college persistence and employment rates

Kate Burch is the principal and founder of Harvest Collegiate in Union Square, which does not get the bonus. Burch said the extra money would help her school cover after school activities and more teacher training.

Mysterious bonus makes rich schools richer, critics say

An extra $1,000 per pupil goes to 13 selective New York City high schools

How preschool teachers feel about science matters, new research finds

Reading and math instruction doesn’t depend on whether teachers are confident in those subjects but that’s not true for science

A teacher helps a student who is otherwise working independently on his laptop.

The path to personalized learning is not straight

In the shift to personalized learning, schools and districts often chart distinctly different ways

The Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson Public Schools entered into an agreement with a private foundation, the City of Jackson, and the Governor’s office to improve its schools.

Large Mississippi district handed over to public-private partnership

Takeover of Jackson Public Schools offers a ‘new model’ for the country

San Quentin inmate Anthony Anderson holds the essay he wrote, addressing future students in the program's English classes.

What does college look like in prison?

Educational courses in prison can lower recidivism rates

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Federal data shows 3.9 million students dropped out of college with debt in 2015 and 2016

For-profit sector produced a disproportionate share of indebted dropouts

Michael McLaughlin and his mother, Michelle, at Michael’s 2013 graduation. Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career.

Almost all students with disabilities are capable of graduating on time. Here’s why they’re not.

U.S. education system is failing students with special needs.

LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART.

Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

But experts question if computer-based programs help or hinder learning for young children

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