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November 20, 2014

Democracy: Who Educates the Educators?

Casey: No one becomes a teacher to become rich. We do so out of a vocation, a calling to educate and care for young people.

November 18, 2014

Response to Child Homelessness Must Extend Beyond Housing, Report Says

Homeless families are frequently headed by single mothers who lack the education, child care, transportation, and social supports to find a long-term, stable home for their children, a report says.

November 12, 2014

Pa. Parents, Districts Ask Court to Declare School Funding Unconstitutional

Pennsylvania's governor and General Assembly are being sued for failing to adequately fund the state's schools.

November 06, 2014

The College-Opportunity Battle Isn't Over

Smith: A greater investment in Pell Grants and other need-based student scholarships that are proven to increase degree completion is essential.

October 28, 2014

Poverty and Achievement

In order to meet the challenge of having all students leave schools college and career ready, the poverty achievement gap must be addressed.

October 21, 2014

Southern States Must Fix 'Infrastructure of Opportunity' in K-12, Report Says

The MDC report also highlights case studies of how communities in the South are tackling challenges related to education.

October 08, 2014

Analysis: Wealthier N.Y.C. Boroughs Saw the Most New Preschool Seats

The quick expansion of preschool in New York City could worsen existing inequalities, according to a report from UC Berkeley.

October 08, 2014

Study: 'Pygmalion Effect' Links Teacher Expectations to Student Success

A study on the "Pygmalion Effect" shows that the higher a teacher's expectations of a student, the more likely they are to succeed in school.

October 07, 2014

Report Finds D.C.'s Neediest Students Use School Vouchers at Lower Rates

A report of the District of Columbia's Opportunity Scholarship Program found that disadvantaged students were less likely to use vouchers and some scholarships went unused.

September 23, 2014

Enrollment of Homeless Students Hits New Record in U.S. Schools

Of the more than 1.2 million homeless children enrolled in public schools in 2012-13, 75 percent were "doubled up," sharing homes with multiple families, data show.

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