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OPINION: Do U.S. colleges reinforce or reduce inequality?

A reporter returns to college, after three decades away, to find out

A school where character matters as much as academics

A Washington, D.C., charter school prioritizes students’ emotional development — and finds ways to grade them on it

Researchers can detect when students aren’t trying on computerized tests

A testing company spots disengaged students who are guessing answers too quickly

maker education

Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

An MIT pilot project at two schools seeks to measure hands-on, collaborative learning

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

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

Inside Maine’s disastrous rollout of proficiency-based learning

How well-intentioned education and business leaders, backed by wealthy foundations and a success story from faraway Alaska, sold state lawmakers on a largely untested theory of change

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As states push for new ways of learning, some kids and parents feel left behind

More school districts embrace big changes, but students in Maine say: ‘We want our grades back!’

OPINION: The Opt Out movement is gaining ground, quietly

Concerns go beyond standardized testing

The new movie Night School passes my test

Students with special needs deserve respect and jobs like everyone else

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