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Madison Reid, a student in a combined 2nd and 3rd grade classroom, leads a discussion on good listening with her classmates during a morning session at Cleveland’s Wade Park Elementary School.
—Dustin Franz for Education Week

Urban Districts Embrace Social-Emotional Learning

Researchers are measuring the impacts of social-emotional learning programs in eight big-city school districts. (June 26, 2015)

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Two studies find that achievement gaps within schools account for more of the overall academic disparities among students of different races or economic backgrounds than do gaps between schools.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
A proposal from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation to more than double the number of charters in the city is raising major questions about its viability.
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
When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show five years ago to announce a $100 million donation to remake education in Newark, it was presented as an effort to make a struggling city a national model for turning around urban schools.
September 22, 2015 - AP
Learning social skills by age 5 is associated with the absence of criminal behavior later in life, writes Paul Marx.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Normandy, Mo., teacher Inda Schaenen is changing her curriculum to embolden her middle schoolers in the wake of Ferguson.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the head of New Orleans' Recovery School District, Patrick Dobard, describes how the city is transforming its schools.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu: The New Orleans charter school experience offers a model in upending racial inequity.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Discussing race openly in schools can lead to better outcomes for students of color, write Dan French and Warren Simmons.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
In spite of its success, the federal School Improvement Grants program could be dismantled, writes researcher Greg Anrig.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week

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