High poverty, low instructional spending have led to poor outcomes, report finds
Will a focus on mastering skills take off in Maine, or will schools change their terms without changing their teaching?
Some schools find the requirements too complicated to put in place
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.
Mississippi district adopts modified calendar, new exam system and multiple diploma options
Every seventh grader gets $4,125 to spend on early college credits, other extras
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Many state preschool programs are still tiny, but in the Mountain West and New Hampshire, they are nonexistent. Here’s why
OPINION: Why is Trump’s ed secretary ignoring the biggest development in education since the printing press?
Online course-based choice won’t achieve its promise without substantial public policy reform