Miss. Loses Out on Federal Pre-K Grant—Again

Last week, Mississippi was passed over for a federal preschool grant that would have tripled the number of children enrolled in early-education classes in four years, according to the state’s application. (December 18, 2014)

Schools Weigh Impact of Challenge to Health Law

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that takes issue with the use of subsidies under Obamacare, and a ruling could have "enormous" ramifications for many K-12 school districts. (December 17, 2014)

GAO Projects Worrisome Long-Term Fiscal Outlook for State, Local Budgets

(December 17, 2014)

Staying Close to Home, Missouri Picks Deputy Commissioner as New K-12 Chief

(December 17, 2014)

High School Graduates Feel Unprepared for College and Work, Survey Finds

(December 18, 2014)

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Crossing the Border to Kindergarten

The benefits of bilingual K-12 schooling drive Annalisa Nash Fernandez to go to great lengths for her children. (December 17, 2014)

The Anti-TFA Protests Are Misguided

Critics like United Students Against Sweatshops should applaud Teach For America, not bash it, former Milwaukee schools chief Howard Fuller writes. (December 12, 2014)

No Miracles at Inner-City Schools

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Historic E-Rate Draws Applause, Relief

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Walt Whitman's Challenge to Teachers

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Millions of Student Records Sold in Bankruptcy Case

The sale of ConnectEDU Inc. this year played out on a public stage, and raised concerns among school leaders and privacy experts about how its considerable trove of student data would be used. (December 9, 2014)

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