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A Way for High-School Students to Boost Their GPAs: Take Classes at Other High Schools
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Jun 18, 7:36 AM: The pitch to high-school students and their parents is simple: Take that tough class at an online or alternative school, while remaining enrolled full-time elsewhere, and boost your grade-point average. Such schools are finding a >
Op-Ed: Does NJ High School Diploma Signal Readiness for a Successful Future?
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Jun 18, 6:07 AM: High school graduation season is in full swing across the Garden State. Students are donning caps and gowns to collect their high school diplomas while parents, educators, and community leaders stand in ceremony to celebrate >
Judge’s order makes it official: Harrisburg schools lose local control for 3 years
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Jun 18, 5:23 AM: Starting immediately, and for the next three years, a receiver will run the Harrisburg School District, according to Judge William T. Tully’s official written order filed late Monday.
Editorial: Reduce truancy to boost achievement
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Jun 17, 6:19 AM: Students need to actually attend school in order to succeed academically. Yet about 11% of public school students statewide were absent for 21 or more days of the 180-day school year in 2017-18, according to Florida Department of >
Lawsuits challenge state’s hiring of private consultant to run failing public schools
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Jun 17, 5:07 AM: To the consternation of Colorado’s highest public education governing body, another teachers union filed a second lawsuit last week challenging state intervention in underperforming schools.
Overcrowded classes and failing infrastructure: Plaintiffs in school funding lawsuit cite dismal con
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Jun 14, 5:26 AM: The parents, along with the New England Area Conference of the NAACP and the Chelsea Collaborative, argue that Education Secretary Jim Peyser and other state education officials are failing to meet their constitutional requirement >
Editorial: Ferris Bueller’s 15 days off
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Jun 12, 7:27 AM: Chronic absenteeism can be caused by bullying, depression, learning difficulties, or unsafe schools. School choice won't fix all of those, but Washington's voucher students do report feeling much safer than their public school >
Letter: Fight for students is far from over
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Jun 12, 6:19 AM: Our students need resources to reach for their dreams. A better future for Bridgeport will never come if our students are denied the opportunities for a better future.
Editorial: Springfield Empowerment Zone offers model for others
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Jun 12, 5:47 AM: Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno says “all eyes are on Springfield.” Public officials and educators are looking at the city’s innovative approach to improving its public schools, with an eye on adopting the strategy as their >
Facing protest, Whitmer says system ‘failed’ Benton Harbor kids
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Jun 12, 5:27 AM: Benton Harbor parents should be angry about a state education system that has “failed their kids,” Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Tuesday as protesters rallied against her plan to close the city’s high school and local officials >
More students are graduating from high school. Let’s make sure their diplomas mean something.
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Jun 11, 7:53 AM: These numbers may sound abstract, but the education they represent, and the opportunities they open up to students, are not. Equal access to the American Dream depends on making sure every student has a chance not just to graduate >
New York Mayor Adopts Ideas to Diversify Schools but Toughest Issues Remain Unaddressed
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Jun 11, 7:49 AM: Adding programs to attract diverse students to schools they might not have considered; translating more materials about admissions for parents who don’t speak English; ensuring admission fairs take place in buildings the disabled >
Connecticut doesn’t view the military as a path to college. Should it?
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Jun 11, 7:08 AM: Each year, the state evaluates the performance of school districts and individual schools across Connecticut, including the number of students who enroll in college out of high school. But the assessment doesn't take into account >
Op-Ed: Closing academic achievement gaps delivers economic boost for all Pennsylvanians
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Jun 11, 6:33 AM: While we should all benefit from this across the socioeconomic spectrum, there is an unfortunate dichotomy with too many young Pennsylvanians living below the poverty line and not gaining the appropriate STEM skills needed for >
In Benton Harbor, a school crisis with racial overtones
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Jun 10, 8:11 AM: The urban school district, whose 1,800 students are 92 percent black and 81 percent economically disadvantaged, has staggeringly low academic achievement and has been ravaged by years of declining enrollment.
Editorial: State site for school-performance assessments is incomplete, inaccessible.
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Jun 10, 8:00 AM: This is the time of year when students have brought home their final report cards from school so parents can clearly evaluate how they performed. For Missouri residents wanting to see how well their schools are performing, good >
Idaho’s education leaders and stakeholders have invested in — or considered — a ra
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Jun 7, 6:11 AM: "It’s not just about money,” said Rep. Wendy Horman, a prominent Idaho lawmaker and state budget writer. “It’s also about things like (school) leadership and a no-excuses culture."
By teaching high schoolers, I’ve learned not every student needs to be in a classroom
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Jun 6, 8:20 AM:

If a student is willing to work hard to overcome the disadvantages that come from missing so much class, we ought to commend that student, not sanction him or her for daring to minimize our involvement in their education.

D.C.’s Deputy Mayor Of Education Pushes For Data-Driven Decision-Making. That May Be A Tough S
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Jun 5, 7:34 AM: In D.C. there are many decision-makers when it comes to schools. There’s the mayor’s office, the charter school board, the D.C. Council and parent groups. Over the last few months, the various factions have been embroiled in heated >
“When someobody looks like you, there’s something that they instill in you:’&#8217
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Jun 5, 7:15 AM: As an African American girl growing up in the South, Patricia Billie Miller had three black teachers before she reached fourth grade.

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