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No Homework. It’s the New Thing in U.S. Schools.
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Dec 12, 8:40 AM: School districts across the country are banning homework, forbidding it on certain days or just not grading it, in response to parents who complain of overload and some experts who say too much can be detrimental.
Are Civics Lessons a Constitutional Right? These Students Are Suing for Them
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Nov 29, 8:30 AM: The state allows local school districts to decide for themselves whether and how to teach civics, and the lawsuit says that leads to big discrepancies. Students in affluent towns often have access to a rich curriculum and a range >
Reality Check Episode 42: Governor Jeb Bush
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Oct 23, 7:08 AM:

In this Reality Check with Jeanne, Governor Bush discusses what it takes to make all lives better — and why innovation in all of education is essential.

13 Million Good Jobs Available for Those With High School Diplomas
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Oct 18, 7:21 AM: DESPITE THE PUSH AMONG policymakers to steer more people toward a four-year degree, a new report shows that 13 million jobs are still available for those with nothing more than a high school diploma.
Most people can’t pass a US citizenship test, poll finds. What did they answer wrong?
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Oct 4, 7:10 AM: A poll from Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation found that only one-third of Americans were able to pass the test, as a majority struggled to answer basic questions about the country’s history, how the political process >
The American Dream Is Harder To Find In Some Neighborhoods
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Oct 1, 7:27 AM: A new online data tool being made public Monday finds a strong correlation between where people are raised and their chances of achieving the American dream.
Reality Check with Jeanne Allen- Episode 38: North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest
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Sep 25, 7:25 AM: Dan Forest’s role as Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina includes much more than the traditional responsibilities of his office — this week on Reality Check with Jeanne Allen, Forest talks about making education a priority, using >
Reality Check with Jeanne Allen Episode 35: Gisèle Huff, The Jaquelin Hume Foundation
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Sep 5, 7:18 AM: Dr. Gisèle Huff is both interesting and engaging. While education transformation has been her main focus, she is also deeply interested in redirecting how the world of philanthropy works. Gisele’s background is extensive – she >
GHS grad cycles across country to promote educational reform
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Sep 5, 7:07 AM: With two wheels and a message, Adrian De La Vega is trying to change minds. The 2016 Goshen High School graduate recently rode his touring bicycle to 13 U.S. state capitol buildings, carrying a vision of educational reform while >
Commentary: The Limits Of School As We Know It 
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Aug 29, 7:29 AM: Boredom and monotony, repetition and regurgitation remain characteristic of today’s compulsory mass schooling model even as the distance grows from its 19th century industrial roots.Over the last two decades, U.S. schooling has >
How Do You Get Better Schools? Take the State to Court, More Advocates Say
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Aug 21, 7:16 AM: The legal complaints have different areas of focus — from school funding to segregation to literacy — but all of them argue that the states are violating their constitutions by denying children a quality >
From rural villages to the gritty streets of Philly, kids displaced by Maria map their emotions
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Aug 8, 7:33 AM: Morales began the map project during the school year with children from the Julia De Burgos Elementary School. But when her son, a 17-year-old at Olney Charter High School, told her about the kids displaced by Maria — They don’t >
Libraries, LinkedIn agreement to offer online courses free
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Jul 23, 7:14 AM: Ohio residents with valid library cards will have access to thousands of online courses they can take for free under an expansion of the state’s online library learning program.
‘Access to Literacy’ Is Not a Constitutional Right, Judge in Detroit Rules
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Jul 5, 7:08 AM: Students in Detroit sued state officials, claiming that dismal conditions in their public schools violate their constitutional rights. On Friday, a federal judge dismissed the suit.
Opinion: How Entitled Parents Hurt Schools
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Jun 25, 7:29 AM: Motivated by a fierce desire to protect their children and themselves from difficulty, and armed with a robust sense of entitlement as well as ample economic, cultural and social resources, affluent parents can create conflict and >
Commentary: Rethinking Educational Regulations
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May 24, 7:26 AM: Deregulation, or as I call it in my new paper Rethinking Regulation, does not have to be the province of one political party or one faction of the education reform debate. Traditional public school teachers and principals often >
The Middle-Class Takeover of Bilingual Schools 
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Dec 28, 8:44 AM: Will the growing demand for multilingual early-childhood programs push out the students these programs were designed to serve?
Beating generational poverty a key to learning equality
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Nov 30, 7:13 AM: Programs like AVID and the Storm Lake Charter School are targeting students who may become the first generation in their families to complete school and go on to college.
Mitchell Chester, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, has died of cancer
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Jun 28, 8:06 AM: Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester, who ramped up oversight of the state’s public schools and moved the paper-and-pencil MCAS tests into cyberspace, died early Tuesday after battling cancer. He was >
The Silicon Valley Billionaires Remaking America’s Schools
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Jun 6, 7:37 AM: In the space of just a few years, technology giants have begun remaking the very nature of schooling on a vast scale, using some of the same techniques that have made their companies linchpins of the American economy. Through their >

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