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2008: Standing with graduating student Aleatha Williams, right, then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., center, watches the graduating class of Pelham Preparatory Academy in New York City march to their seats during their commencement ceremony.
—Tina Findeberg/AP-File

Hillary Clinton's K-12 Record Could Be Campaign Fodder

Decades of policy work could offer rivals plenty to critique should the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state make a run for the White House in 2016. (March 3, 2015)

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10/09 05:25 pm | Tennessee Preschool Study Receives Significant Coverage, Reaction | A study finding that Tennessee's public preschool program had no discernable academic effect on children continues to make headlines.

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By the end of 2nd grade and into 3rd, children who enrolled in Tennessee's publicly funded program were lagging behind their peers who didn't attend preschool.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Teachers should embrace the idea of students choosing their own books, even if they are too hard, Barbara C. Wheatley says.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
In San Francisco, two simple communication strategies are narrowing the achievement gap, write Richard Carranza, Susanna Loeb, and Benjamin York.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Amid some growing pains for its new full-day prekindergarten program, the city has ramped up outreach efforts and more than tripled the number of seats from two years ago.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
Two early learning experts outline how they want to see devices, apps, and software treated as tools to foster better reading interactions between children and adults.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
As his annual back-to-school bus tour rolled along, the Secretary of Education talked talked waivers, common core, and other issues with Education Week’s Alyson Klein.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
Some providers warn they would have to drop children from the federal early-education program because of a lack of facilities or teachers.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
The state's decision to close its preschool pilot program to 4-year-olds who are not legal U.S. residents has raised sticky questions about access.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
The deal sending the show to HBO reflects a world with vastly more programming for children on more channels than when "Sesame Street" first launched.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Some education programs could be on the hot seat as members of Congress scramble to act before the fiscal year ends Sept. 30.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week

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