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The latest administration of the assessment provides state-by-state results for 12th graders for the first time.
At a time when policymakers are demanding budget cuts and more innovative approaches to schooling, pressure is building for loosening up constraints on class sizes.
Educators in Chicago are gearing up to provide bilingual instruction to preschoolers—as Illinois becomes the first state to mandate such instruction.
A new report comes in the wake of other events that, taken together, point to increased attention to teacher preparation.
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
An advisory panel and the state education commissioner both want someone with education experience at the helm of the nation’s largest school system.
Critics want the Louisiana school board to reject life-science textbooks because they don't question the validity of evolution theory.
Early findings indicate that 12th grade NAEP content overlaps with that of college-entrance and job-skills exams.
State-level fiscal concerns could squeeze programs, though advocates hope for continued support from lawmakers in many states.
After graduating only 20 percent of its students a decade ago, a Cincinnati high school completed a turnaround by restructuring itself as a technology school.
Best of the Blogs
His aggressive reform agenda and tough posture toward teachers may pay off politically, but the long-term impact remains unclear.
Schools replace outdated, inefficient equipment and find ways to incorporate energy saving lessons into their curricula.
Policy Brief
Americans are exploring school choice in growing numbers, and policymakers should take heed, Bruno V. Manno writes.
As an 18-year-old, Bob Barsanti worked in a factory. As a classroom teacher he doesn't want to repeat the experience.
To be successful as a nation, we must address learning on the home front, writes Joseph W. Gauld.
Letters
Improving training and support for teachers, writes Angelo Collins, is key to improving student learning.
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