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By PBS NewsHour
After years of debate, President Obama and Congress have finally agreed on a new education law. The Every Student Succeeds Act, the successor of No Child Left Behind, still requires annual testing of some students, but it does not give…
By Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Calling it a "Christmas miracle," President Barack Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of the No Child Left Behind education law on Thursday, ushering in a new approach to accountability, teacher evaluations and the way the most poorly performing…
Should race be a consideration in college admissions? For the second time in three years, the Supreme Court justices are considering the constitutionality of that question. Gwen Ifill examines the opposing viewpoints with Richard Kahlenberg of the Century Foundation and…
WASHINGTON -- Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now give states -- not the U.S. government -- authority to decide how to use the results in evaluating…
By Vic Pasquantonio
A new study released Tuesday by Georgetown University ranks 1,400 four-year colleges and universities on how much money students earn ten years after starting classes.
By Laura M. Colarusso, The Hechinger Report
Every morning, as Christine Janumala prepares for her classes at Columbia University, she makes sure her bag is packed with all the essentials. Textbooks. Note pads. Pens. And at least one empty tub of Tupperware. While the school supplies will…
By April Brown
A popular cereal, a brand-name soda or frozen food in the freezer -- these are examples of "environmental print" and they are often some of the first words children learn.
Around the nation, cities that take in refugees face the challenge of how to educate young people who speak little or no English. The NewsHour’s April Brown visits Houston, now the most diverse city in the U.S., where Las Americas…
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