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- 1 in 5 Utahns is a public school student; fall ’19 enrollment tops 666,000
- > Dec 12, 8:01 AM: The Oct. 1 head count of 666,858 represents an enrollment increase of 1.19%, or 7,906 students, over the previous year’s head count of 658,952. However, for the first time since 2005, year-to-year enrollment at Utah’s public
- Opinion: There Is a Right Way to Teach Reading, and Mississippi Knows It
- > Dec 6, 8:37 AM: The state’s performance in reading was especially notable. Mississippi was the only state in the nation to post significant gains on the fourth-grade reading test. Fourth graders in Mississippi are now on par with the national
- Editorial: Classroom Technology Doesn’t Make the Grade
- > Sep 30, 8:29 AM: At least since the invention of the blackboard two centuries ago, educators have used technology to enhance classroom instruction. The digital revolution has accelerated that trend, with the market for educational tech in the U.S.
- Teach personal finance in high school? Pa. legislators, raise your hands and vote ‘yes’
- > Sep 30, 7:38 AM: Pennsylvania college grads, as we’ve written, rank No. 1 in the nation for student debt load, with an average $36,193 loan balance. Delaware and New Jersey rank third and 12th, respectively. How about a little preventative
- Students in high-achieving schools are now named an ‘at-risk’ group, study says
- Sep 27, 8:40 AM: Communities touting the best-ranked schools are often the most in-demand among families. But this competitive environment can come at a psychological cost to those attending them.
- The changing face of school integration
- > Sep 13, 8:24 AM: The number of children attending U.S. public schools with students of other races has nearly doubled over the past quarter century, a little-noticed surge that reflects the nation’s shifting demographics, a Washington Post analysis
- NY public schools have lowest enrollment in decades: study
- Sep 4, 5:42 AM: The number of students enrolled in New York state public schools is the lowest recorded in 30 years, a new Empire Center for Public Policy study released Tuesday reveals.
- Americans’ Satisfaction With U.S. Education at 15-Year High
- > Aug 29, 7:20 AM: Gallup's annual update of how Americans feel about the quality of primary and secondary education in the U.S. finds the public relatively upbeat this year. For the first time since 2004, a slim majority of U.S. adults, 51%, are
- Letter: Maine media outlets overlook K-12 education
- > Aug 12, 7:07 AM: Yet look for an “education” tab at the Portland Press Herald online, and you find none there. The newsroom staff directory lists news, business, sports and feature reporters, but no education reporters despite education being a
- Column: A Better Address Can Change a Child’s Future
- Aug 5, 8:23 AM: It’s still unclear what the secret sauce is, although it apparently has something to do with decent schools, less poverty, lots of dads present in families and positive social norms.
- Column: Parents and students missing from education reform discussion in Rochester
- > Jun 21, 5:37 AM: Things have changed. Instead of continually expecting the Rochester City School Board and superintendent to fix a broken system from within, we now have state, city, county, business, union and other leaders considering the
- NC Senate wants students to take a personal-finance class. Why some teachers object.
- Jun 18, 7:27 AM: North Carolina lawmakers say they want to teach students about being financially responsible. But critics say the change will disrupt the social studies curriculum and shifts the blame away from financial institutions.
- How good are life’s opportunities in Utah? National study says 18 states are better.
- Jun 14, 6:29 AM: The annual Opportunity Index developed by the Opportunity Nation forum for youth investment, measures and ranks statistics about the local economy, education, health and community safety and involvement.
- Better Schools Won’t Fix America Like many rich Americans, I used to think educational investm
- > Jun 11, 8:03 AM: This belief system, which I have come to think of as “educationism,” is grounded in a familiar story about cause and effect: Once upon a time, America created a public-education system that was the envy of the modern world. No
- AP-NORC Poll: Most believe schools have become less safe
- > Apr 17, 7:27 AM: Twenty years after the Columbine High School shooting made practicing for armed intruders as routine as fire drills, many parents have only tepid confidence in the ability of schools to stop a gunman, according to a new poll by The
- Puerto Rico’s Education Secretary Julia Keleher Is Stepping Down
- > Apr 2, 7:32 AM: Puerto Rico Secretary of Education Julia Keleher is leaving her position as the island's top K-12 official, and will serve as an adviser at the island's education department to help with the leadership transition and ongoing policy
- Opinion: Public schools are no longer a foundation of America’s Republic
- > Mar 21, 7:37 AM: To the extent that civics is taught, it emphasizes grievance and activism, rather than core knowledge about the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. These days, just noting that the original purpose of the common schools
- Editorial: Mental health tops checklist of education reform
- > Mar 15, 7:26 AM: As the West Virginia Department of Education prepares to hold public forums around the state to discuss education reform, we can’t stop thinking about a laundry list of issues that need attention. But, most of all, we are thinking
- The Education Reform Movement Is as Liberal as Hollywood, This Study Says (CER in the news)
- Mar 11, 7:54 AM: Do supporters of Democrats pretty much have the education reform movement in a vise grip? Two education researchers say they do indeed, despite protests to the contrary.
- Opinion: Stop Calling It ‘Vocational Training’
- Jan 2, 8:14 AM: Individual potential transcends all demographics. It’s time that we speak honestly about the educational paths we set for Americans—and the paths they should be commended for choosing for themselves.
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