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Soon-to-be-kindergarteners Makilah Traylor (l.) and Kimber Runkle color in zebra worksheets highlighting the letter Z.

Cramming for Kindergarten

In places like Indiana, where just 3 percent of children attend state-funded preschool, kids cram for kindergarten during a few weeks in the summer

What happens when a regular high school decides no student is a lost cause?

Trauma-informed education is spreading from alternative high schools to comprehensive ones, and it’s not always an easy fit

Third-grade campers spend the morning doing academic work; afternoons are reserved for enrichment classes like basketball, poetry, or drama.

A New Orleans summer teaching fellowship is wooing young black teachers — but is it enough?

In an effort to correct the post-Katrina mass hiring, and subsequent high turnover, of inexperienced white teachers, educators in New Orleans are exploring how to attract and retain black teachers

The new minority on campus? Men

As enrollment declines, colleges reach out to high school boys

In one state, students are ditching classrooms for jobs

How ‘work-based learning’ is getting Vermont kids ready for careers before they graduate

There are 2.4 million fewer college students than there were five years ago

The problem is worst in the Midwest and the Northeast

Buffalo shows turnaround of urban schools is possible, but it takes a lot more than just money

Black and Latino students have seen the most dramatic improvements, significantly narrowing the graduation gap with their white peers

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The district where kids beg to go to summer school

No grades and lots of laptop time in a tiny Idaho town pushing the envelope in personalized education

Study: Potential earnings not a factor in high school students’ college choices

But researchers say wage prospects could have an impact if included with other information

I got to choose private schools, but will vouchers really help other kids make it?

One of the first cities to embrace private school vouchers thinks not

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