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September 18, 2014

To Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody: Really?

Marc Tucker responds to Diane Ravitch and Anthony Cody and their critique of the report "Fixing Our National Accountability System."

September 17, 2014

Some Chicago Parents Say School Closures Created Problems

After the closure of 49 schools in 2013, some Chicago Public Schools' parents say they are concerned about classroom overcrowding and $50 million in district budget cuts this year.

September 16, 2014

More Mississippi School Districts Join Funding Lawsuit

The school districts are asking the state to pay them about $134 million, funds they say are owed to them under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The program, which provides money to poorer districts for teachers' salaries and retirement, textbooks, and building maintenance, has been fully funded only twice since it passed the legislature in 1997.

September 12, 2014

Parents and Students Continue to Protest Newark Enrollment Plan, Superintendent

Protestors take to the streets in Newark to show their dissatisfaction with Superintendent Cami Anderson and the school district's new reorganization plan.

September 10, 2014

Duncan Urges PTA to Promote Education Issues in 2016 Presidential Election

The PTA should make sure the 2016 presidential candidates seriously address the nation's education issues, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in Nashville, Tenn.

September 04, 2014

New York City Kicks Off School Year With Massive Prekindergarten Expansion

Making preschool universal for 4-year-olds in the city was a signature promise in Bill de Blasio's successful campaign for mayor.

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.

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