By Kelly Field, The Hechinger Report
Several candidates, including Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, advocated for raising teacher salaries.
By Associated Press
Well-intentioned education and business leaders, backed by wealthy foundations and a success story from faraway Alaska, sold state lawmakers on a largely untested theory of change. Now seven years after the state passed a law that required high schools to…
After more than a decade of progress in improving high school graduation rates, there remain about 1,300 traditional high schools in need of serious improvement and redesign. From the inner city to the heartland of America, these low-performing high schools…
By Robert Balfanz, John Bridgeland
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s multi-million-dollar, multi-year effort aimed at making teachers more effective largely fell short of its goal to increase student achievement — including among low-income and minority students, a new study found.
By Madeline Will, Education Week
By PBS NewsHour
For Georgia State’s Tyler Mulvenna, a $900 grant from an innovative retention program let him live on campus, work less and do what he came to do: study. The school, worried about abysmal graduation rates for poor students found, a…
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 -- 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…
It started with a hole in the wall. Sugata Mitra, working for a software company in Delhi, cut a gap between his firm and the slum next door, putting out an Internet-connected computer for kids in the community to use.
Monday on the NewsHour, the Obama administration reverses course on standardized testing in schools. Also: The WHO announced that the consumption of processed meats can raise the risk of cancer, what two teenagers’ lives tell about the cycle of violence…
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