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Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

Early math skills, though critical to academic success, get far less attention than literacy in high-poverty classrooms. One Illinois school district is working to change that.

Using vocational education to teach academic courses

Debating whether kids need hands-on training or academic rigor misses the point; two schools embrace the idea that to thrive, students need both

Students from City As School high school in New York City think like engineers as they construct a water filtration system.

The next generation of science education means more doing

New standards push class activities that get kids thinking and acting like scientists

How much do you know about The Civil Rights Movement?

We asked students at K-12 schools in Mississippi that question. Here is what they said

The districts that use outdated textbooks to teach about the Civil Rights Movement

A map of Mississippi districts using old books in high school history courses

A school where you can’t fail — it just takes you longer to learn

Mastery-based learning, spreading nationally, is catching on in New York City

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In one state, students are ditching classrooms for jobs

How ‘work-based learning’ is getting Vermont kids ready for careers before they graduate

Is the college degree outdated?

How small-bite credentials may trump college learning

District says 24 credits and a D-minus average aren’t good enough

Focusing on family buy-in, a Connecticut district shifts to mastery-based learning

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