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?
A closer look at developmentally appropriate practices
COLUMN: 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
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.
The College Board creates an adversity score to acknowledge that wealth and race matter
A trio of solutions that work together as one
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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.
The restrictive financial-aid policies that stand in the way
COLUMN: 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