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The annual Quality Counts report card ranks states based on dozens of factors that affect the quality of state school systems, including school finance, academic achievement, and socioeconomic indicators.
September 4, 2019 – Quality Counts
The nation's C grade on this year's final Quality Counts report card is another sign that pursuing educational progress remains slow and challenging for many states.
September 4, 2019 – Quality Counts
Homeless students' graduation rates should be a national priority for us all, urge John King and John Bridgeland.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
Education needs to stop going around in circles, writes Stanford’s Thomas S. Dee.
August 28, 2019 – Education Week
With little research to guide them and a growing sense of urgency, schools are working to create learning environments for students in stress. Read what they're doing.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
The move to assume broad powers over the Providence school system illustrates both the attraction and challenges of high-profile approaches to troubled or low-performing schools and districts.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
North Carolina officials' switch in reading-test vendors just weeks before the new school year got underway is spotlighting the often murky process of contracts and procurements for K-12 services.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
A national study of nearly 12,500 9th graders finds that two sessions of a 25-minute exercise on “growth mindset” can boost students’ grades and their willingness to take on challenging classes.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
The arts, geography, economics, and foreign languages will lose their place in the testing line-up as the National Assessment of Educational Progress is being streamlined to cut costs.
July 24, 2019 – Education Week
"When the day came to administer the first test I had designed," writes Brandon Lewis, "my heart sank."
July 19, 2019 – Education Week

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