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Neuroscientists have found that curious students learn better because their brain activity changes in ways that help them retain new information. Now researchers are testing ways to encourage that curiosity — for example, by encouraging teachers to model inquisitive behavior.

Piqued: The case for curiosity

Scientists are discovering that curious learners from low-income households perform as well as affluent students

Ex-slave and American abolitionist Frederick Douglass (Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey) (1817 - 1895) as a young man, 1848. He became the first black man to be received at the White House, by President Abraham Lincoln.

Education unfits us for slavery; we need to protect the Department of Education

The new White House proposal to merge the Departments of Education and Labor views students only as workers

The route school buses can take toward racial equity

A Washington, D.C. public transportation program can be a national model

Why your student’s personal data could be freely bought and sold

Report finds private brokers are advertising access to all sorts of students

Betsy DeVos’ smoking gun of ignorance

The education secretary tells Congress that school safety doesn’t involve gun control

Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

Personalized learning is transforming schools in the Crescent City, but what does that mean for students?

Mississippi requires 180 days of instruction each year.

How do Mississippi’s requirements for instructional time compare to the rest of the country?

New report looks at rules on number of school days, hours required nationwide

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Students at a charter school near Washington, D.C.

Dress codes can’t cover for bad teaching

Rules for black girls abound, and provide more opportunity for punishment

Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Nettie explains to her daughter the meaning of the high court's ruling in the Brown Vs. Board of Education case that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.

Any educational reform that ignores segregation is doomed to failure

A new report finds that such reforms only placate white people, don't bring equity

Students walk on the campus of historical Morehouse College in Atlanta Ga.

We won’t have any black Mark Zuckerbergs or Bill Gates till we do this

Colleges that allow their students to also start businesses give them a boost

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