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Oklahoma drops Common Core, gets slapped with federal penalty

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Education | Amidst rising opposition to Common Core, Oklahoma dropped the national education standards in June, four years after adopting them. As a result, the U.S.

Tennessee promises students free community college

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Higher Education | Free college might sound too good to be true amidst national concern over the rising cost of higher education, but that’s what Tennessee is promising its…

Is school depriving your teen of much-needed sleep?

Is school depriving your teen of much-needed sleep?

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Education | Teenagers fighting to sleep in on school mornings have some doctors on their side. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a policy statement on…

Is Common Core losing the public perception test?

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Common Core | The education standards called Common Core have been adopted in more than 40 states, but according to a Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)/Gallup poll released Wednesday,

Good credit

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Back to School | Competency-based programs offer college credentials without the debilitating cost

New Orleans’ charter school experiment

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Education | Nine years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans. Though it brought destruction, it also brought an opportunity for change. In the years…

Cities experiment with paying poor students for good grades

Cities experiment with paying poor students for good grades

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Education | High-school students don’t usually see cash rewards for school success until their education helps them secure a job. But New York City and Memphis, Tenn.,

Teachers track student behavior with swipes and clicks

Teachers track student behavior with swipes and clicks

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Education | Parents once relied on parent-teacher conferences or a call from the principal to learn about their children’s conduct in class. Grades record…

Do U.S. history classes really need to teach about Benjamin Franklin?

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Education | Conservatives are calling for the College Board to suspend changes to its Advanced Placement U.S. History course, set to take place for the next school year.

Common reading or early college indoctrination?

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Higher Education | For many undergraduates, the first taste of college-level reading is not Plato or Shakespeare but New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Many colleges…

What’s in an A? Higher ed’s struggle with grade inflation

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Education | In college, A’s are supposed to stand for excellent, not average. But due to grade inflation, they are becoming commonplace. Princeton University sought to…

Teaching: A labor of love

Teaching: A labor of love

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Education | A little before 8 a.m., the lights were off in all but the back classrooms, as smiling, sleepy teachers trickled into school for a day of training. At the end…

 
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