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Is cursive handwriting slowly dying out in America?

For centuries, the educated, wealthy and refined could be distinguished by their ability to put quill to parchment, vellum or paper and create beautiful, flowing letters. The delicately formed cursive letters of the America’s Declaration of Independence, as faded the…

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The Accountability Revolution Comes to Head Start

St. Jerome's Head Start, a plain building in a gentrifying Baltimore neighborhood, looks as solid and unchanging as a block of concrete. It's an unlikely setting for a big shift in how early-childhood education is provided. But here and across…

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3 city schools handed to private group for ‘turnaround’

Chicago's Board of Education listened to impassioned pleas for more funding and calls for a second chance before turning over three failing schools to a private operator, the Academy for Urban School Leadership, which conducts staff overhauls or "turnarounds."

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School Stabbings Signal Need for Broad Safety Plans

Large-scale shootings have been a dominant driver of school safety debates, but a stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school this month should serve as a reminder that educators need to be prepared for a range of situations—including smaller, nonfatal…

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Decide if a STEM High School Is Right for Your Child

The new high school in Jeannine Cerajewski's area gave her a lot to consider. On one hand, she thought the school's focus on science, technology, engineering and math could help her daughter Mary, then a freshman, sharpen her skills and be better prepared for…

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NAEP Crafts Plans to Deploy Tablets for Testing

The architects of one of the most highly regarded gauges of student achievement—the National Assessment of Educational Progress—are preparing for a dramatic expansion of technology-based assessment, while relying on a strikingly different approach from the one that will be used to…

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What Exactly Is ‘High-Quality’ Preschool?

For years, President Obama has been a vocal booster of early childhood education. In his past two State of the Union addresses, he has called on Congress to help fund preschool for every child in the country.

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