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July 21, 2015

What Opting In Reveals About Opting Out

Every year millions of students Opt-in to voluntary Advanced Placement tests. What can these students tell us about the reasons other students and families are choosing to Opt-Out?

February 02, 2015

U.S. Teaching Time Greatly Exaggerated Finds New Study

The amount of time that U.S. public school teachers spend teaching has been greatly overstated, according to a new study by Teachers College at Columbia University, and that has led to mistaken comparisons between the U.S. educational system and those of the world's highest-performing countries.

January 08, 2015

Schools Need to Get Past the Either/Or Approach to Snow Days

It is crucial that districts explore new solutions to the traditional either-or approach to extreme weather situations.

April 07, 2014

Poverty-related Challenges Sap Instructional Time in High Schools

Preliminary results of a survey of California high school teachers suggest that poverty-related challenges lead students at low-income schools to receive half an hour less instructional time per day than their peers in higher-income schools.

March 04, 2013

NAEP Scores Dragged Down By Students Who Missed Past School, Data Show

Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show wide gaps in performance for students who miss school.

May 11, 2012

Comparing Countries' Instructional Hours

Contrary to popular opinion, U.S. students do not spend less time in school than students in other countries, research from The Center for Public Education shows.


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