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School Data Finds Pattern of Inequality Along Racial Lines

Racial minorities are more likely than white students to be suspended from school, to have less access to rigorous math and science classes, and to be taught by lower-paid teachers with less experience, according to comprehensive data released Friday by…

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Researchers unsure of success of anti-bullying programs

Spurred by state law, schools across New Jersey this week released self-assessed anti-bullying scores designed to evaluate their participation in the battle against bullying. The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press collected the scores, which ranged from a low of 43 in Asbury Park schools…

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Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension

Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools -- even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American education, from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline, were highlighted in a report released Friday by…

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The Eleven Dumbest Common Core Problems

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is widely denounced for imposing confusing, unhelpful experimental teaching methods, involving test problems that lack essential information and sometimes make no sense whatsoever. Here are eleven Common Core–compliant problems that have caused parents, students, and…

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Students try out new PARCC assessment

The educators at Marley Elementary School near Glen Burnie are a little worried about what may happen when their students receive the next generation of tests. These new assessments have been billed as more challenging, but a room of fourth-graders practicing…

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