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Just Don't Do Itnew

How religious organizations spread dangerous misinformation through sex-ed programs in public schools.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  Natalie Krebs  |  02-26-2016  |  Education

Balancing the Digital Dividenew

With Santa Fe Public Schools' Digital Learning Plan funded to move forward, some question whether that means kids need to learn how to power-down, too.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Elizabeth Miller  |  02-19-2016  |  Education

End Gamenew

Obama’s new education act may give conservative school reform advocates a way to finally take over public education.
Boulder Weekly  |  Matt Cortina  |  02-05-2016  |  Education

Koch Industries Makes Play on College Campusesnew

University of Wisconsin students cheered as the Badgers rolled over Rutgers. But there also was a smattering of boos and catcalls off the field because, on one of the most liberal college campuses in America, the very un-liberal Koch Industries bought sponsorship of the game.
Wisconsin Gazette  |  Lisa Neff and Staff writer  |  11-05-2015  |  Education


How the Koch brothers and other billionaires are staging a take over of our public schools.
Boulder Weekly  |  Matt Cortina  |  10-22-2015  |  Education

Invest in Kidsnew

Preschool kids need widespread community support.
Eugene Weekly  |  Amy Schneider  |  10-16-2015  |  Education

Pre-K Collaboratives Helping 4-Year-Oldsnew

Most 4-year-olds are learning more basic skills before entering kindergarten due to Early Learning Collaboratives, the Mississippi Department of Education is reporting.
Jackson Free Press  |  Arielle Dreher  |  08-14-2015  |  Education

Full-Court Press for Mississippi Third Graders in Summer School Has Disappointing Resultsnew

Ever since Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed legislation two years ago declaring that third-graders could not be promoted without passing a test to prove they are adequate readers, parents, educators and advocates have debated the appropriateness of high stakes testing for eight and nine-year-olds.
Jackson Free Press  |  Nick Chiles and The Hechinger Report  |  07-30-2015  |  Education

Rankin Schools Paying for Religion Violationnew

Magdalene Bedi, a junior at Northwest Rankin High School in 2013, didn't subscribe to an institutional religion, but considered herself spiritual—and not an atheist.
Jackson Free Press  |  Arielle Dreher  |  07-24-2015  |  Education

The Struggle at Schoolnew

Are new policies at Cleveland's most diverse high school helping Hispanic students or leaving them further behind?
Cleveland Scene  |  Eric Sandy  |  06-10-2015  |  Education

The Steep Price of Summer Slidenew

Research from suggests that unequal access to summer learning opportunities accounts for more than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income students.
Jackson Free Press  |  Robert Langford  |  05-21-2015  |  Education

Robin Hood in Reversenew

How universities force working-class students to pay thousands of dollars in hidden fees to athletic departments awash in red ink.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  University of Cincinnati Journalism Students  |  05-08-2015  |  Education

The Teaching Poornew

Twenty-two percent of part-time faculty in Oregon are below the poverty line. That’s higher than the 16.2 percent of Oregonians in general that the U.S. Census says are below poverty.
Eugene Weekly  |  Camilla Mortensen  |  04-23-2015  |  Education

The Prison-to-Pension Pipelinenew

The correlation between low student achievement, failing schools, and youth incarceration is clear, especially for black and Latino males in urban public schools.
City Newspaper  |  Tim Louis Macaluso  |  04-13-2015  |  Education

Too Much Testingnew

Parents in Oregon plan to opt kids out of excessive state testing.
Eugene Weekly  |  Amy Schneider  |  02-26-2015  |  Education

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