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A North Carolina school board's decision to stop busing to achieve socioeconomic diversity comes as districts elsewhere adjust to a changed legal landscape.
Federal grants to Delaware and Tennessee set the dynamic for the next round of funding decisions.
While Ohio has delayed the time it takes to earn the right to due process, Delaware will tie it to student achievement, and Florida is poised to abolish it.
While some view the proposed expectations as valuable guidance, others worry that they are inappropriate for youngsters.
News in Brief
News in Brief
Report Roundup
Report Roundup
News in Brief
Report Roundup
As part of the recently passed health-care package, a controversial approach to sex education was resurrected with $250 million over five years.
But skeptics of the new admissions approach worry it could overshadow academic achievements.
A third of U.S. residents ages 14 and older use Internet access at public libraries to do homework, look for jobs, and other tasks.
The use of student-response clickers is growing in college and K-12 classrooms, but some see downsides to the devices.
The study findings, which were generally disappointing, got scarcely any mention in the national news media.
Best of the Blogs
Fear has settled over Fort Hancock, Texas, a border town about 50 miles southeast of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, the epicenter of that country’s bloody drug war.
A study finds that teenagers who are least likely to attend college reap the greatest financial returns from earning their degrees.
Policy Brief
The Obama administration's ESEA plan would require states to assess the success of their education strategies for English-learners.
  • Va. Board's Role Grows in Overseeing Charters
  • Capitol Recap
    Better educator quality and turning around schools are key elements of the reform plan that made the state one of just two first-round winners.
    The state now begins the hard task of turning its school reform plan into reality, with the help of federal stimulus aid.
    The latest effort to reform teacher education ignores the complexity of the task, writes William A. Proefriedt.
    Susan H. Fuhrman advises policymakers to move carefully in crafting ways to make important decisions about individual teachers.
    Cities are slashing library budgets at a time their books and services are needed the most, write Donna C. Celano and Susan B. Neuman.
    Gilbert T. Sewall assesses the state of play in educational publishing and digitized learning.
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