Some of California's largest districts, including Los Angeles Unified, worry that millions of dollars for their low-income students are in jeopardy under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes each year.
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December 10, 2013
December 10, 2013
Do you believe we can morally and lawfully make knowledge demands, however trivial, of one class of citizens but not another?
December 06, 2013
Americans of every state and stripe are having fewer children, et a new international study suggests the trend may only improve the U.S. economy if the country also better educates the children we do have.
December 03, 2013
Education Week takes a close look at the obstacles and opportunities for American Indian children in finding success in school and beyond.
December 02, 2013
If you want to really understand what's happening in American education, Sam Chaltain urges us to spend the Monday after Thanksgiving in a school with high concentrations of students living in poverty. Why?
November 20, 2013
A new study by the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University school of education found getting New York City's chronically absent students back in the classroom helped boost their academic achievement.
November 14, 2013
We cannot develop resilience without encountering some adversity. How can we help our children develop the emotional skills necessary to meet adversity and grow beyond it with strength, confidence, courage, and tenacity, or grit?
November 12, 2013
Let's figure out how to ensure we can close the learning gap our 4 and 5 year olds living in poverty carry with them throughout their school careers.
November 11, 2013
One of the unfortunate effects of our polarized education climate is that it makes enemies of people who might be able to add value to each other's work.
November 07, 2013
Across the country, resistance is growing against public education's increased dependence on high-stakes standardized testing and on exclusionary discipline, such as suspensions, expulsions, and school-based arrests.