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High school seniors reveal choices in joyous ‘signing day’ ceremony

College-bound students at Match High School set money woes aside and become heroes, just for a day

Why Maine’s new high school graduation rules could hurt more than help

Some schools find the requirements too complicated to put in place

How diplomas based on skill acquisition, not credits earned, could change education

By 2021, students graduating from Maine high schools must show they have mastered specific skills to earn a high school diploma. Maine is the first state to pass such a law, though the idea of valuing skills over credits is increasingly popular around the country.

Light a Fuse: How one state’s teachers are sparking digital innovation

The nation’s smallest state aims to be a national incubator for technology in the classroom

Do classroom clickers improve learning? It depends.

New research suggests that educators must think about how technology interacts with styles of teaching.

Children play with materials at Highway 90 Daycare in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Owner Sherrie Jones has relied on private help to make improvements to her center.

New rankings place Mississippi at the top in preschool quality

Mississippi one of only five states to meet all current quality standards

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Why is it so hard to stop suspending kindergarteners?

Districts around the country are looking for ways to keep young children with behavior problems in class

What happened when a city full of teachers, most of them black, was fired

Research shows that half of the 4,300 New Orleans teachers fired after Hurricane Katrina never taught in Louisiana again

To build a New Hampshire learning community, the community must join with teachers and students

A school that needs internships finds one city coming up short

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