The U.S. PIRG Education Fund, a public-interest research group, tested 27 products commonly used by schoolchildren. They found toxic substances in crayons, markers, and binders.
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Rural schools struggle with high and lows more commonly associated with urban schools, including high rates of poverty, low literacy rates, and low college attendance rates, a new report finds.
July 10, 2017
Teachers often receive "effective" and "highly effective" ratings on high-stakes evaluations even when their principals admit behind closed doors that they're "very ineffective," a new study finds.
October 11, 2016
The U.S. Department of Education also announces its first round of Pay for Success grants, an effort to solve public problems with the aid of private investment.
April 19, 2016
Since his appointment last fall, John B. King Jr. has championed diversity as a route to produce better outcomes for all students, arguing that it can help address big gaps in resource equity.
October 07, 2015
The Center on Reinventing Public Education took a comprehensive look into public education—charter and traditional district schools—in 50 cities.
June 18, 2015
National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.
April 01, 2015
A report by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation found an absence of state policies that support high-achieving, low-income students and a "policy vacuum" on the state level on efforts to help those students succeed in school.
February 11, 2015
A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.
February 06, 2015
We look at the possible roll-back of four-day school week in Minnesota, dispute over the cost of charter expansion in Philadelphia, and supporting high-achieving, low-income students.