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New Orleans finally has control of its own schools, but will all parents really have a say?

Can a locally elected school board bring true accountability to the city’s diffuse network of charter schools, or will the corruption and favoritism that plagued the city’s school board before Katrina return, giving an upper hand to savvy, well-connected parents and communities?

OPINION: How to tell if early learning provides a level playing field

A closer look at developmentally appropriate practices

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Lessons from Boston: “no excuses” charter schools kept boosting student test scores after expansion

Researchers find a possible model for how to allow the charter sector to grow

OPINION: Why the SAT ‘adversity score’ makes sense

Helping more students realize the American Dream

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How cities are convincing voters to pay higher taxes for public preschool

Seattle, Cincinnati and San Antonio are just three of a growing number of cities to develop high-quality public preschool programs paid for by new local taxes.

Students need a boost in wealth more than a boost in SAT scores

The College Board creates an adversity score to acknowledge that wealth and race matter

OPINION: Three ways to help more underrepresented students graduate from college

A trio of solutions that work together as one

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Sending your boy to preschool is great for your grandson, new research shows

Children of parents who attended a high-quality preschool program in the 1960s were better educated, healthier, better employed and more likely to stay stably married, especially if they were boys born to preschool-educated fathers.

OPINION: U.S. colleges and universities say they want to be global, but do they really?

The restrictive financial-aid policies that stand in the way

Third consecutive year in school spending increases marked a “full recovery” from the recession

California drove national spending increases in education while New Jersey retreated from earlier efforts to give extra money to low-income schools

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