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Law & Courts Opinion What the Law Says About Parents' Rights Over Schooling
The rallying cry of “parental freedom” perpetuated racial segregation, writes a legal scholar. So why would we let it dictate curriculum?
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People at a school board meeting in late August protest the mask policy set by the North Allegheny school district in Western Pennsylvania.
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Teaching Profession Efforts to Toughen Teacher Evaluations Show No Positive Impact on Students
After a decade of expensive evaluation reforms, new research shows no positive effect on student test scores or educational attainment.
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Data from several years preceding the pandemic sketch a troubling trajectory, the Government Accountability Office found.
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