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August 15, 2014

Philly's Schools Will Open on Time, But With Cuts to Programs

Among the cuts: About 7,500 high school students who live within two miles of school will not have district-provided transportation. They will have to find alternative ways to get there.

August 14, 2014

App Helps Conservative Parents Choose Where to Spend on Back-to-School

Back-to-school is the focus of a "conservative shopper app" that helps consumers find companies whose donations and advocacy align with their political beliefs.

July 15, 2014

Armed Teachers 'Will Not Make Schools Safer,' Mo. Governor Says In Veto

Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."

June 26, 2014

Somebody Is BS'ing

Some folks in positions of educational import are shading the truth, big time. How do I know this? Because I'm hearing two very different things that can't be reconciled.

June 12, 2014

New Political Star Dave Brat Ponders Rock-Bottom Classroom Funding

The professor who beat Rep. Eric Cantor in a primary would not be likely to increase education funding if he makes it to Congress.

June 09, 2014

Thompson: It's Not Just Teachers Who Need to Make Their Peace With Politics

I was struck by some of the feedback to last Thursday's post on the whole "why can't pols get out of schooling?" question. Meanwhile, reform skeptic John Thompson continued our occasional, engaging, correspondence, penning a thoughtful missive that took the blog to heart while arguing that reformers ought be equally willing to make their peace with the ways of liberal democracy. His take is constructive and applies the insights usefully (though you'll note parts that I obviously don't buy), and I agreed to run it as a follow-up.

May 15, 2014

After Newtown, Readers Surfed Sites That Strengthened Existing Gun Views

Researchers studied Web views before and after the school shootings to see how people explore polarizing issues.

May 07, 2014

When Teacher Appreciation Week Gets Political

An unusually bleak thank-you letter to teachers from Georgia's superintendent of schools strikes a nerve.

May 05, 2014

Common-Core Polls Explore Support by Political Viewpoint

Two new polls poke into Americans' attitudes about the common-core standards by political viewpoint, and come up with different conclusions.

April 30, 2014

House Education Chairman Seeks Special Education Funding Increase

Special education funding has been a big issue in the suburban Minnesota district represented by John Kline, a Republican.

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