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Emily Richmond

Emily Richmond is the public editor for the National Education Writers Association. She was the education reporter for the Las Vegas Sun from 2002 to 2010, and in 2011 she was Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. She blogs at Follow her on Twitter at @EWAEmily.

Recent Stories

When school districts can’t raise funds for facilities

In states where schools have to raise most of the money for buildings on their own, sharp inequities exist between districts with a strong tax base and those without

Students move between floors at Whitmore Lake High School, a spacious facility that is under capacity as enrollment has steadily declined in recent years.

When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

Students and communities often pay the price

Student Jeremy Pichardo works with freshman Angela Cutone in the Culinary Arts department.

A vocational school curriculum that includes genocide studies and British literature

In New England, a high school finds success combining college-ready classes with career training

Can this rural high school ‘drop the drama’?

Mia Clough, an 11th-grader, shares ideas for a code of conduct during the Drop the Drama class at Pittsfield Middle High School. Photo: Jim Vaiknoras PITTSFIELD,…

More students are graduating but that’s not the whole story

Obama administration touts rising graduation rates, but gaps remain

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

President Bush promotes his “No Child Left Behind” education agenda during a visit to Kirkpatrick Elementary School in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, Sept. 8, 2003. Photo: AP Photo/J.…

When students lead parent-teacher conferences

A trend to have students present their grades to their families and teachers could improve them

How the Department of Defense schools are teaching their version of Common Core math

“New math” taking hold for students on U.S. military installations

What happens when instead of suspensions, kids talk out their mistakes?

New Hampshire high school asks students to talk, listen and make amends

From left: Meghan Meza, Meghan Jones, and Summer Gilliard, return to the school after lowering the flags at Quantico Middle/High School on March 13, 2015 in Quantico, VA.

Congress wants states and schools to track military-connected students

There is strong bipartisan support both in Congress and among advocacy groups that have argued that tracking kids from military families is long overdue