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math and reading scores

As Republicans stress political fiction over facts, students’ math and reading scores fall

GOP remedy for the decline? More of the policies that may have prompted it 

writing instruction

Scientific evidence on how to teach writing is slim

14 high-quality studies of writing instruction point to "exciting, social and noisy" classrooms

Elizabeth Warren shows she understands education in ways charter advocates did not

Linking housing and education gets at the root of the problem in our education system

black male students

Some evidence for the importance of teaching black culture to black students

A separate class for black boys led to improvements in dropout rates, study finds

hate crimes

Educating our way to love is a lesson we sorely need

A teacher shows us how to prevent tragedy

Impact funds pour money into ed tech businesses

Will tracking outcomes such as student engagement and school climate be helpful?

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teaching in New Orleans

For better student outcomes, hire more black teachers

Supporting teachers and communities will boost children’s academic achievement

Student loan default rates inch down as for-profit sector contracts

Rise in income-based repayment plans masks distress that default rates used to reveal

Students for Fair Admissions vs Harvard

Making elite colleges white again

Suing to eliminate consideration of race in college admissions undoes decades of progress

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