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Memphis is epicenter of bold experiment in education

Across the street from a boarded-up grocery and a stretch of railroad tracks is Hanley Elementary, where generations from the gritty Memphis neighborhood of Orange Mound have gone to school. But this year, unlike the previous, a red carpet — literally…

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In Minnesota, race drives school labels, discipline

The little yellow buses line up every morning outside Harrison Education Center in north Minneapolis, discharging dozens of teenagers to a high school no parents choose for their child.  Classrooms are kept locked at all times. Fights and suspensions are common.…

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Brownback proposes fully funding all-day kindergarten

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Monday proposed that the state provide $80 million over five years to fully fund all-day kindergarten. In the Lawrence school district, where approximately 850 kindergarten students already attend all day, state funding would mean an additional…

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Study: Test-score gains don’t mean cognitive gains

In a finding that should give pause to backers of standardized test-based school reform, a new study by neuroscientists at three major universities shows that students who achieved  the highest gains on standardized tests did not show the same gains in the ability…

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Berks filmmaker takes standardized testing to task

Reading, PA - Local documentarian Dan Hornberger  is set to release his second full-length feature, "Standardized," in which he turns his attention to the primary pursuit of his adult life: public education. Hornberger has spent the past eight months filming rallies,…

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Study: Student data not safe in the cloud

It used to be that failing a math test in the fourth grade wouldn’t haunt you long after you graduated (even if it might get you grounded). No longer.  American schools are migrating online, providing parents with real-time academic results.…

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