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September 18, 2014

To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?

Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."

August 29, 2014

Fla. School Board Candidate: Allow Some Parents With Criminal Pasts to Volunteer

Should parents who have committed nonsexual or nonviolent crimes be allowed to volunteer in schools? A Florida school board candidate proposes reviewing parents' cases individually.

August 29, 2014

A Weekly Round-Up, And Some Final Thoughts

Oh, seemingly intractable social inequalities: Fewer than 15% of undergrads at the top colleges come from the poorer half of American families. At specialized high schools in New York City, only 5-7% of attendees are students of color. Chronic absenteeism and poverty are correlated. And, I'm putting this blog to rest.

August 22, 2014

GAO Report: Federal Program for Homeless Students Needs Better Oversight

A Government Accountability Office report found that the federal program that ensures homeless students have access to the public education system is hampered by limited staff and resources, lack of coordination, and more.

August 12, 2014

Report: Ohio's Rural-Urban Child Health Gap Expanding

The report found that children in rural Ohio face more health issues than their urban peers due to poverty and a lack of resources.

August 07, 2014

Report Examines Matching Free-Meal Eligibility to Geographic Cost Differences

Would it be better to adjust eligibility for free and reduced-price meals to account for geographic differences in cost of living?

August 06, 2014

Federal Pre-K Push Could Also Boost Parents' Education, Advocates Say

Advocates for multigenerational programs believe that funding for parent education efforts also should increase with federal investments to expand preschool options.

August 05, 2014

Character Counts: Informing Students' Goals and Values

Both liberal and conservative approaches to poverty treat recipients of social mobility programs as "hollow men," shaped only by economic structures, as opposed to individuals surrounded by certain values and attitudes. These programs tackle only the economic underpinnings, and not the social ones. What role can character education play, and how does it work at the school level?

July 31, 2014

Poverty Has Spread to the Suburbs (And to Suburban Schools)

A new report by the Brookings Institution finds more poor people are living in the suburbs than in rural or urban areas, a shift that has taken place since 2000.

July 22, 2014

Report: Slow Gains Made in Children's Well-Being Despite Economic Downturn

The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count data book finds improvement on 10 of 16 indicators, but racial gaps remain and poverty is on the rise.

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