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A prestige school distances itself from a British lord named Amherst who proposed infecting Native Americans with smallpox.
As her son outgrows his rigid special-education program, a mother writes that it shouldn't be an "all-or-nothing scenario."
A new survey of districts and charter groups shows expansion of school-based leader roles, but not enough responsibility to go with them.
Cami Anderson, former K-12 superintendent, writes that charters schools are not a "silver bullet" and suggests a mixed-market alternative.
School turnaround plans that replicate unsuccessful state-takeover models are a disservice to students, argue Kent McGuire and three researchers.
A "sobering" study of virtual charters leads to funding reforms, write Marc Sternberg and Marc Holley of the Walton Family Foundation.
A legislative panel recommends that the state do more frequent audits of local districts, consolidate services and dictate what efforts should be funded to improve student learning, among other recommendations.
Despite the rise of the testing opt-out movement, states are still on the hook to assure that 95 percent of eligible students take state exams in English/language arts and math.
The growth in numbers of small, personalized, and more affordable 'micro schools' are seen as the first innovation in the private school sector in decades.
A new wave of projects explores why the benefits seen in many academic interventions aren't sustained as students move through school.
If all states decide to go along with the lower cutoff score, an estimated 25,000 more test-takers could be eligible for a GED credential.
Some districts see OneRoster, an interoperability standard developed by an ed-tech consortium, as the most attractive option for helping districts manage the sea of dissimilar data their teachers and students are using.
New international studies highlight the role of embedded professional-learning programs in school improvement.
Students who never passed the required high school exit exam are getting their diplomas under new laws passed in at least six states.
The violent arrest of an uncooperative student in a South Carolina high school has prompted advocates to push for revising statutes they say allow students to be arrested for offenses that may not be a crime outside of school grounds.
The academic performance levels of students who take AP courses are still high, according to a pair of analyses from the American Enterprise Institute.