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Report: Rust Belt, Deep South Home to Most Economically Segregated School Districts
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Jan 24, 9:19 AM: THE 50 MOST economically segregated school district borders in the country – borders that isolate communities with high rates of poverty from their wealthier neighbors – are clustered in just 13 states concentrated in the Rust Belt >
PA Provides Some Of The Worst Opportunities For Students Of Color, Report Says
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Jan 22, 8:35 AM: Students of color in Pennsylvania are far less likely than their white peers to have access to small classes, certified teachers and advanced coursework, according to a pair of new studies.
COLUMN: When it comes to our children, one size does not fit all
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Jan 22, 6:55 AM: When I was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Education, I knew there was work to be done to ensure that West Virginia's children received the best education possible.
Editorial: Which SC senators actually want to improve education? Upcoming vote could tell
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Jan 21, 6:29 AM:

South Carolina owns about 1,300 elementary, middle and high schools, which educate 750,000 children — some quite well, others horribly.

Our Say: Martin Luther King’s ‘three evils’ are still very much with us
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Jan 20, 9:43 AM: He argued that addressing the three evils was a question of will, not of ability. Today, black children in our schools suffer from an achievement gap we seem unable to bridge; disciplined and arrested in numbers that should outrage >
Editorial: A new plan to attack Minnesota’s unacceptable achievement gap
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Jan 20, 8:23 AM: A pair of respected state leaders and a coalition of other groups think it can. It’s a well-intentioned effort that merits more discussion. The existing language on education could be stronger, but any change should preserve >
New York graduation rates climb, achievement gap narrows slightly
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Jan 17, 8:20 AM: Statewide, 83.4 percent of students who entered high school in 2015 graduated last year, 0.8 percentage points above the previous class' 82.6 percent, according to the data.
Editorial: Insufficient progress in Buffalo schools
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Jan 17, 8:05 AM: Superintendent Kriner Cash’s goal of a four-year graduation rate of 70% continues to be an elusive one for the Buffalo Public Schools. Data released Thursday by the state Education Department shows Buffalo’s rate improved by just >
Six JCPS principals at low-performing schools should be replaced, state recommends
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Jan 17, 6:37 AM: The Kentucky Department of Education has determined that six principals at low-performing schools in Jefferson County don’t have the capacity to lead turnaround efforts, Jefferson County Public Schools announced late >
Editorial: Montgomery County has made little progress on its achievement gap
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Jan 16, 8:15 AM: THERE WAS a time, not so long ago, when Montgomery County was singled out for its efforts to shrink the achievement gap between black and Latino children and their white and Asian peers.“We are a tall tree in a short forest” was a >
In dramatic move, IPS will regain control of 3 schools. Here’s what that means.
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Jan 16, 7:25 AM: It was a dramatic turn for the schools, whose futures had been in question for more than a year. All three had been taken over by the state nearly eight years ago for poor academic performance and had struggled to make the kind of >
Charleston school district rejects outside groups hoping to run low-performing schools
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Jan 15, 7:09 AM: The Charleston County School District has ditched plans to hire outside groups to run its worst-performing schools, leaving the future of education at 15 campuses in the district’s “acceleration zone” >
If every kid is different and learns differently, why does cookie-cutter approach to K-12 education
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Jan 15, 6:54 AM: Palmer, who addressed Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s Education Summit on Tuesday at the University of Utah, noted that “variability is the norm when it comes to human development. And yet we have schools and systems that are too often >
Emotions run high as parents pack Minneapolis school board meeting
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Jan 15, 6:47 AM: Frustration and anger spilled out as parents packed a Minneapolis school board meeting Tuesday night to voice concerns about the district’s emerging strategic plan that’s aimed at leveling the playing field for all students, >
New York is in uproar over push to ax gifted programs. This school is doing it anyway
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Jan 13, 7:49 AM: From the outside, the racial divide might seem curious as PS 9 is one of the most diverse elementary schools in Brooklyn: Out of about 940 students, 40% are black, 31% are white, 17% are Hispanic and 9% are Asian. But inside, many >
Commentary: Nearly half of California students can’t read at grade level. Here’s what we
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Jan 10, 9:51 AM: Results from the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress show that only 32% of fourth graders are reading proficiently. These results put California below the national average and behind 25 other states.
Opinion: A Texas-sized challenge — schools need to improve outcomes for students with disabili
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Jan 10, 6:35 AM: In the world of special education advocacy, Texas has a reputation — and it’s not a good one. For years the Texas Education Agency has systematically denied public school students with disabilities access to the education federal >
Indiana’s high school graduation rate slips, stagnates for fifth straight year
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Jan 9, 8:04 AM: As the first class of students who will graduate under Indiana’s new graduation pathways were poised to enter high school, the rate of students earning a diploma under the old standards slipped, ever-so-slightly.
To close Minnesota’s achievement gap, two leaders propose amending state Constitution
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Jan 8, 8:02 AM: Alan Page, a former Minnesota Supreme Court justice, and Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Fed, say a constitutional change has brought reform in other states.
More US schools teach in English and Spanish, but not enough to help Latino kids
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Jan 7, 9:39 AM: Classes taught in both languages help students from various backgrounds, but many districts have fought to keep Spanish out of schools.

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