Mississippi defies national trend; decreases scrutiny of early child care quality

Sam Gordon, a trained pre-K classroom observer, rates the teacher-student interactions at St. Joan of Arc School in New Orleans. All toddler and pre-K classrooms in the state…

Are uncertified teachers better than substitutes?

Nevada’s emergency response to dire shortage tests how much preparation teachers need

Can a private consultant fix funding in Mississippi?

Citizens worry about process to overhaul school formula has been too secretive

Secret contracts let politicians keep taxpayers in the dark

Parents fight for transparency, better schools in struggling Mississippi

States can change the way they think about education, but will they?

Organizations rally to help states, as more control over education returns to the local level

College completion failures must be tackled in tandem with costs, report says

The Education Trust scolds federal, state governments for separating two related issues

As some schools plunge into technology, poor schools are left behind

A student works on her memoir in a computer lab at Bronzeville Scholastic Institute High School on Chicago's South Side (Photo by Nick Pandolfo) CHICAGO – On…


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Free courses may shake universities’ monopoly on credit

Just as the Internet has made news free and music cheap, it may be about to vastly lower the cost of one of the most expensive commodities in America: college.…

As Ohio moves to defund remedial courses, new models arise

Students at Kent State University (Photo by Sarah Butrymowicz) KENT, Ohio—As finals approached, nearly 240 students in a computer lab worked through basic algebra problems at Kent…

Two of nation’s largest Head Start providers must fight for federal funds

Lady Bird Johnson visiting a classroom for Project Head Start in 1966. New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is at risk of losing a $190…