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Kansas Senate Republicans offer two school finance plans

Kansas Senate Republicans on Wednesday unveiled two school finance plans that would respond to a recent Supreme Court ruling by adding money for poor school districts. But much of the money would come from cuts in other kinds of education…

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NAEP Provides Vehicle for Study of Read-Aloud Option

Having teachers read aloud a reading-comprehension test to students with disabilities and English-language learners offers a boost in scores without altering what the test is trying to measure, according to a study of about 2,000 California 4th and 8th graders…

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Editorial: Safe passage for Chicago students

When dozens of Chicago elementary schools were closed last year, parents, teachers and school officials worried about one thing above all: the safety of students. Many children would have to walk several more blocks on new routes to attend new schools,…

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NEW SCHOOL TESTS DON’T MAKE THE GRADE

This upscale, racially diverse suburb isn’t the first place you’d expect to see a pitched battle break out over school reform. In recent years, Montclair has become a frequent landing site for middle-class families looking to recreate Manhattan’s Upper West…

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Why I Support Common Core Standards

Over the past weeks and months, I have found myself caught up in numerous conversations with family, friends, and colleagues regarding an increasingly controversial issue. The issue is Common Core. And the arguments I consistently hear against it are the…

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