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A school where you can’t fail — it just takes you longer to learn

Mastery-based learning, spreading nationally, is catching on in New York City

In one state, students are ditching classrooms for jobs

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

Is the college degree outdated?

How small-bite credentials may trump college learning

District says 24 credits and a D-minus average aren’t good enough

Focusing on family buy-in, a Connecticut district shifts to mastery-based learning

How would Betsy DeVos impact education in Mississippi?

Would her ideas work in a rural state?

Horgan Elementary School first-grader Evelina Lucas, right, helps her Chromebook buddy, kindergartener Emily Zhang, in a graphing exercise.

Personalized learning and Common Core: Mortal enemies?

First-grader Evelina Lucas, right, helps her Chromebook buddy, kindergartener Emily Zhang, in a graphing exercise. Photo: Gretchen Ertl Can students learn about what they like, at…

Mississippi raises the bar students have to meet to pass third grade

“For too long we have set low expectations,” state senator says

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Q&A: Kate Walsh on improving teacher quality

Kate Walsh, president of the National Council on Teacher Quality Teacher quality is now widely recognized as one of the most important factors in whether students succeed.…