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San Diego Pushes Weak Students To Charters
2017-08-18 14:00
San Diego Unified achieved an amazing 91 percent graduation rate in 2016. Photo: John Gataldo/San Diego Union-Tribune How did they do it? In addition to dropping some requirements, reports M… Read More
Missing: College Men
2017-08-17 18:18
A rare male student at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, where women outnumber men by more than six to one, Vinny Bucci said his male friends from high school chose vocational training over c… Read More
We’re Making Progress On Education
2017-08-17 14:03
High school and college completion rates have increased significantly for Hispanic students. Photo: Reed Saxon/AP The U.S. is making “silent progress” on education, argues Kate W… Read More
Why College Graduates Can’t Write
2017-08-16 16:33
College graduates can’t write clearly, writes Jeffrey Selingo in the Washington Post. It’s a valued skill in the workplace, he writes. “Writing and communications are the m… Read More
The New Homework: Reading
2017-08-16 14:00
Elementary schools are dropping homework in favor of reading, reports Greg Toppo in USA Today. At Marion County Public Schools in central Florida, Superintendent Heidi Maier is ur… Read More
Whites Vs. Asians In College Admissions
2017-08-15 14:02
Preferences for the children of wealthy donors — mostly white — are keeping high-scoring Asian-Americans out of elite private colleges, argues Daniel Golden on Bloomberg View. Af… Read More
2017-08-14 18:34
Shanghai students top international rankings. Lenora Chu, an American journalist living in Shanghai, enrolled her young son in China’s state-run public school system. In Little Soldier… Read More
Testing Pushes Weakest Teachers To K-2
2017-08-14 14:00
How should an elementary school deploy its best teachers? Many would argue that first grade is the most critical grade — or maybe kindergarten, now that children are expected to learn… Read More

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