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Students at Barwell Road Elementary School

Can freeing struggling schools from red tape help them improve?

North Carolina gives schools flexibility to try their own ideas for turning around

Student Jaylen Dennis sets up an experiment to test one of Newton’s Laws.

Can online learning level the AP playing field for rural kids?

Some schools are wading deeper into more immersive online education, but experts urge caution

Chancellor Antwan Wilson of DCPS during a visit at the Washington Metropolitan High School.

What lengths will you take to get your child in a “good” school?

A school leader breaks his own rules to enroll his child in a school

Laci Hargrove, 18, who fell short of the high school credits she needed to graduate, moved straight from high school to a HiSET-prep program that also provides her with needed social supports.

Getting a GED while still enrolled in high school

High schools in New Orleans try a new way to keep at-risk kids from dropping out

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho talks with a school board member after he announced he will turn down a job offer to become head of the New York City schools on March 1, 2018 in Miami, Florida. Mr. Carvalho made the announcement to not become New York City's schools chancellor during an emergency School Board meeting that had been called to discuss the news of the job offer.

Analysis: Children first? Once again, egos and politics obscure education issues

Miami-Dade superintendent spurns chance to lead NYC schools

Parent mentor coordinators prepare for a group presentation.

OPINION: Many students who need mentors still don’t have them

Supporting more at-risk youth in a cost-effective and essential way


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Students sit in an Advanced Placement physics class in a high school in Holmes County, Mississippi.

Mississippi students increase participation rates, improve scores on AP exams

More students than ever before took college-level exams last year, but percentage passing still trails other states

Third-graders at Alamosa Elementary School in Albuquerque practice reading with first-graders in Carrie Ramirez’s classroom.

Students can’t learn if they don’t show up at school

Districts are paying more attention to “chronic absenteeism” in their efforts to improve student learning

A program helps low-income parents graduate at twice the rate of other community college students

Graduation rates in Arkansas have improved for all racial groups under this program