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Nearly six decades after Brown v. Board of Education, researchers are focusing on a handful of charter schools that were created to be diverse alternatives to the regular public schools in their neighborhoods.
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The latest iteration of Race to the Top, in which districts will compete for $400 million in federal funding, does not look promising, writes Daniel K. Lautzenheiser.
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As technology brings venture capital and startup culture into K-12 education, ideas hatched in academia are making their way into the marketplace.
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Although enrollment continues to grow each year in full-time online schools, more research is needed about the effectiveness of such schools, says a report from the National School Boards Association.
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ACLU to Districts: 'Cease and Desist' Single-Sex Education
(June 1, 2012, Curriculum Matters Blog)
How Will Feds Pay for Keeping Loans Stable?
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Researchers Develop Attention-Getting Robot-Teacher
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(May 31, 2012, Bridging Differences Blog)
How Much Parental Choice Is Enough?
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Charter schools have gained increased prominence in the national education landscape in recent years. This Spotlight examines research on student achievement, student enrollment patterns, and scalability issues in charter schools.
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