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June 25, 2015

Civil Rights Advocates vs. Teacher Advocates: A Destructive and Unnecessary Conflict

In this final post in his series on annual accountability testing and students' civil rights, Marc Tucker turns his attention to the way this issue has divided the civil rights community and advocates for teachers and calls it destructive and unnecessary.

June 16, 2015

Missouri Schools and Parents Are Divided on Proposed Fixes to School Transfer Law

Gov. Jay Nixon, who vetoed the legislature's attempt last year to fix the controversial 1993 school transfer law, has until mid-July to act on this year's version.

June 16, 2015

Universal Prekindergarten on Hillary Clinton's Wish List

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential hopeful, would like to see a doubling of Head Start funding as well as funding for universal preschool.

June 12, 2015

Tighter Alcohol Laws Reduce Odds of Underage Drinking, Study Finds

New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.

June 05, 2015

Meet 'Lincoln,' the White House Hawk Named by N.H. 4th Grade Class

In March, a New Hampshire class failed to get the red-tailed hawk named as their state raptor. But naming the president's new pet is a nice victory.

June 01, 2015

Los Angeles School Avoids Use of Parent-Trigger, District Plan Accepted

Parents of students attending a struggling Los Angeles Elementary School accept a comprehensive school reform plan from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

May 31, 2015

When Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Collide in Education

Today's guest blog from the Education World Forum's Programme Director, Gavin Dykes writes about what happens when politics, economics and philosophy collide in the world of education.

May 28, 2015

Annual Accountability Testing: Time for the Civil Rights Community to Reconsider

Why are civil rights groups fighting so hard for annual accountability testing when there is no evidence that it helps poor and minority students?

May 22, 2015

Test-Refusal Proponents Win Seats in New York School Board Elections

More than 50 of the roughly 70 candidates endorsed by a Long Island, N.Y. opt-out group won seats on their local school boards this week.

May 22, 2015

Teacher Union Legal Opposition to School Choice Stumbles in Florida, Louisiana

Rulings by judges in Florida and Louisiana derailed separate teacher-union led lawsuits that questioned how school choice programs are funded in those states.

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