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While K-12 teachers are put under the microscope, colleges play by their own rules

All around the country, from sea to shining sea, public schools are ablaze with reform. More states are experimenting with charter schools and state-led turnaround districts than ever before. Longer…

Katrina might as well have hit New Orleans a day ago if you’re young, male and black

Tourism is thriving but kids and adults in poor neighborhoods aren’t

Why are fewer foreign students heading to the U.S. and more to Australia?

The U.S. has arguably led the world in higher education for much of the century. But while there is much to be proud of, there are also some trends…

Bass-Hoover Elementary School teacher Jessica DeMarco, standing left, assists some of her students in readying their tablets for a reading assignment in Stephens City, Va., on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Tablets and other tech offer ways to track teacher performance beyond just standardized tests

Bass-Hoover Elementary School teacher Jessica DeMarco, standing left, assists some of her students in readying their tablets for a reading assignment in Stephens City, Va., on Tuesday, March…

The potentially devastating impacts of Mississippi’s Initiative 42

In November, Mississippi voters choose between two ballot initiatives to decide whether to change their constitution. The first, created by nonprofit 42 for Better Schools, requires the Legislature uphold a 1997…

The kids are the losers if Mississippi’s Initiative 42 does not pass

In November, Mississippi voters choose between two ballot initiatives to decide whether to change their constitution. The first, created by nonprofit 42 for Better Schools, requires the Legislature uphold a 1997…

From the Senate floor to the preschool floor: Jack Reed (D-RI) sits crosslegged with the kids during a visit to Beautiful Beginnings in Providence, R.I. The pre-K center began in a shuttered strip- mall clothing store. Thanks to public and private funding, center is now located in a new light-drenched child-friendly facility.

Why are we sending children to pre-K programs in converted salons, bars and turkey coops?

If spending doesn't increase it will take 75 years before we get 50 percent enrollment among 4-year-olds

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Liberal arts-STEM mashup: Not a bad way to fix higher ed

A class at Bronx Community College. Photo: Ryan Brenzier Is college worth it? There is a powerful anxiety over this basic premise as higher education faces…

The heartbreaking story of kids least likely to succeed in college

Does ACT report show we should refocus ed policy toward classrooms?

Evaluating teachers: Precise but irrelevant metrics?

I’ve told this joke before: Two hot-air balloonists get lost, and they’re floating aimlessly. They spot someone down below and call out, “Hello!” The person on the ground replies,…

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