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Students from City As School high school in New York City think like engineers as they construct a water filtration system.

The next generation of science education means more doing

New standards push class activities that get kids thinking and acting like scientists

How much do you know about The Civil Rights Movement?

We asked students at K-12 schools in Mississippi that question. Here is what they said

The districts that use outdated textbooks to teach about the Civil Rights Movement

A map of Mississippi districts using old books in high school history courses

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Is the college degree outdated?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

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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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