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Who wants to lead America’s school districts? Anyone? Anyone?

Superintendents are leaving their posts in droves, assistant leaders poised to take the top jobs are demurring and bad behavior at school board meetings — now broadcast online for anyone to see — isn’t helping convince candidates to come forward

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Reading Remedies

America’s reading problem: Scores were dropping even before the pandemic

Andrea Yon is used to helping students in need. At the Williston-Elko Middle School in rural South Carolina, where she has taught for seven years, more than three out of every four students are poor enough to qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch. Before the pandemic, some of her struggling seventh and eighth graders read…

Federal help needed for crumbling school buildings

VOICES: Students, teachers, principals and experts weigh in

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