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March 07, 2014

Kansas K-12 Funding Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules; Orders Review

Although the Kansas Supreme Court did not order a specific funding increase as sought by plaintiffs in Gannon v. Kansas, justices did order further legal review.

February 26, 2014

Discipline vs. Punishment

Blanchfield: The increase in giving law enforcement and other agencies a larger role in punishment for school offenses eventually weakens school discipline.

February 26, 2014

Hurting Those Who Need the Most Help

Edelman & Domenech: In 2014, out-of-school suspensions are an outdated practice, and too often suspended students are the students most in need of extra support.

February 26, 2014

Suspensions Should Be Last Resort

Johnson: Transparency, consistency and, perhaps most important, accountability must become commonplace; they must be the practice for all and not the punishment for a few.

February 26, 2014

Echoes of Brown in School Discipline

Smith-Evans: It is critical that the individuals disciplining students in a discriminatory manner be held accountable for their actions

February 18, 2014

Building Strong Children

Building strong children should not be a serendipitous by-product of our work with children. It must be as much our focus as teaching them information about their subjects of study.

February 13, 2014

John Thompson: Vergara Show Trial Highlights Gates Foundation Snake Oil

Vergara is a tragic distraction from the real problems facing our high-challenge schools, as well as the real reasons why it is difficult to staff high-poverty schools.

February 06, 2014

Civil Rights Hero James Meredith Issues the American Child's Education Bill of Rights

This year, Meredith has offered a fresh call to conscience, through his Educational Bill of Rights for America's Children. But this icon of the civil rights movement is charting a very different path from that of the corporate-led "education reform."

January 24, 2014

Tom Loveless on Hukou in China

Marc Tucker explains that while China's policies regarding migrant students are problematic, these are slowly being changed. In the meantime, Shanghai's education system still has much to teach the rest of the world.

January 17, 2014

Will California Use Common Core Tests as a High School Exit Exam?

Last week, California's state superintendent of education Tom Torlakson casually mentioned something that could have huge implications for students and teachers.

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