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California officials agree to stop schools from assigning students to 'fake classes'

November 5, 2015 - 6:20pm
Students at schools in low-income neighborhoods were losing instructional time as they were placed into sham classes.









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High school chemistry lab fire prompts warnings for science teachers

November 5, 2015 - 6:04pm
The blaze, which injured five Virginia students and a teacher, has prompted additional training.









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An educator's list of what's really hard in public education today

November 5, 2015 - 5:03pm
Bill Gates recently said that trying to reform public education is the hardest philanthropic work he's ever done. A veteran educator makes a list of what she thinks is really hard in education.









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Educational opportunities lag for kids in juvenile detention, study finds

November 5, 2015 - 4:01pm
The accountability era in education has yet to reach juvenile detention centers.









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Student loan repayment gets even more complicated and confusing

November 5, 2015 - 12:56pm
A nationally known financial aid expert explains a new program by the U.S. Education Department.









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Major gift to all-girls prep school keeps giving, with new scholarships

November 5, 2015 - 12:25pm
Foxcroft School to use part of $40 million gift to begin new scholarships for students who want to pursue the performance and visual arts.









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Task force meetings on D.C. charter and regular schools will be public

November 5, 2015 - 12:09pm
The Office of Open Government ruled that city law says the meetings cannot be private.









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The not-to-be believed letter sent by U.S. Education Department to Ohio

November 5, 2015 - 4:27am
It's about a charter school grant the department inexplicably gave to Ohio, and it belongs in the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff category.









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First lady urges fathers worldwide to join ‘struggle’ for girls’ education

November 4, 2015 - 10:48pm
Michelle Obama attends a conference in Qatar during a Mideast trip to promote learning options.









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Should the ‘R-word’ be banned on attire at schools? One parent thinks so.

November 4, 2015 - 8:45pm
Jared Hautamaki was offended to find the Redskins name and mascot at his son’s Maryland elementary school.









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First lady urges fathers worldwide to join ‘struggle’ for girls’ education

November 4, 2015 - 5:55pm
Michelle Obama attends a conference in Qatar during a Mideast trip to promote learning options.









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Hundreds of Common Core test questions have just been made public. Can you solve them?

November 4, 2015 - 4:38pm
Now parents and teachers can see some of the test questions that kids faced earlier this year.









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Where you live has a whole lot to do with what college you can afford

November 4, 2015 - 4:23pm
There are many national proposals to help make college more affordable -- and enormous variation from place to place in the actual cost.









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Federal government puts the brakes on $32 million to Ohio for charters

November 4, 2015 - 2:50pm
Obama administration says it made award after “expedited” review and did not realize scope of troubles.









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What the drop in NAEP math scores tells us - about Common Core and NAEP

November 4, 2015 - 12:31pm
'Those using the NAEP score drop to condemn Common Core and all recent policies might be missing the point. However, those who try to explain away the drop as due to demographic or economic shifts, are also missing the point.'









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The secret sauce: the right way to teach the teachers

November 4, 2015 - 11:30am
There are multiple ingredients, but one that can't be missed.









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School reformers have bad night in key Colorado races — including 3 backed by Koch brothers

November 4, 2015 - 1:44am
Public education advocates win in Philadelphia, too.









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Conservative school board members ousted in bitter Colorado battle

November 4, 2015 - 12:43am
By a 2 to 1 margin, voters recall three who favored education reforms; race in suburban Denver drew big money.









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The era of soaring college prices might be at an end, report says

November 4, 2015 - 12:27am
The soaring college prices and heavy borrowing that became commonplace during the recession has come to an end.









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A venture capitalist searches for the purpose of school. Here's what he found.

November 4, 2015 - 12:12am
He found some surprising answers.









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