October 27, 2010

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An emerging body of research dispels old myths about language learning and makes a case for multilingualism.
Students are adjusting to higher expectations this year as a struggling West Louisville high school works to change course.
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Cited for closing the achievement gap, the 161,000-student urban district will receive $1 million in college scholarships for the class of 2011.
Dropout prevention, the path the higher education, and the DREAM Act all shared the spotlight at a Washington summit culminating a months-long listening tour on the topic.
School leaders are evaluating the potential upsides and downsides of the trend toward consolidation.
Money for schools—how to spend it, or make do without it—has emerged as a major issue in many federal and state races.
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Republicans slam the economic-stimulus package, while some Democrats argue its $100 billion in education aid helped preserve crucial school jobs.
Gov. Schwarzenegger cut $6.8 billion from CALPADS funding, citing continued management issues.
Policy Brief
Jessica Siegel, the teacher at the center of an acclaimed book, writes about the feedback she's received from educators like herself.
Michael D. Usdan says election results could impact standards, and altering their governance mechanism must wait.
Community colleges are not the only solution to America’s postsecondary education problem, writes Jean Norris.
Laura Pappano writes that people are the essential ingredient in any effort to turn around a low-performing school.
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