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College applications

In higher education, the wand chooses the wizard

It’s not Hufflepuff and Slytherin, it’s Harvard and Stanford

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

Teachers go to school on racial bias

Boston-area schools are leading a shift toward culturally responsive teaching. Educators say the resulting conversations about race are difficult, uncomfortable — and absolutely necessary

Successfully replicating the Meyerhoff STEM scholars program

Study shows two universities have begun to match UMBC’s model of STEM achievement

Vermont’s ‘all over the map’ effort to switch schools to proficiency-based learning

Schools across the state are ditching A through F report cards and letting students retake tests to emphasize learning over seat time, but each district’s interpretation of proficiency-based learning looks different, and a high profile fiasco in Maine looms large

charter schools

DeVos’ support of charters spells disaster for their Democrat backers

The party of diversity should promote policies that embrace inclusion

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vocational high schools in nj

Test prep to get into vocational education? Yup, it’s a thing

New Jersey’s county-run career and technical high schools are helping to revive vocational education — but critics say some cherry-pick the best and the brightest

federal work study program

Do federal work-study jobs prepare students for careers – and should they?

The Trump Administration proposes cutting work-study funding almost by half

Niños inmigrantes aprendieron inglés en la mitad del tiempo cuando repitieron 3.° grado

Generalmente, las políticas de repetición obligatoria no resultan efectivas. Pero este importante estudio demuestra que aplicar la repetición de grado en estudiantes de tercer grado, quienes están aprendiendo inglés (y, como resultado, apoyarlos exhaustivamente), podría resultar efectiva

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