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"In sum, the research results have not lived up to the hopes nor the fears of the advocates nor critics," says a working paper posted by Brown University's Annenberg Institute.


As New York City mayor, Bloomberg exercised sweeping control over Gotham's school system. The city adopted new curricula, a new admissions process, and a new system for grading schools, among other changes.


Supporters of charter schools interrupted Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's Atlanta event to protest her positions on charters included in her 2020 education plan.


Public comments praised and criticized proposed changes to the massive trove of civil rights data the U.S. Department of Education collects from every public school in the country.


"Republicans are losing their Democratic partners for their preferred education policy direction - that may signal the end of its rise," a Michigan State associate professor told us in assessing the political landscape for K-12 initiatives.


The potential political cross-pollination between the 2020 White House race and labor unrest among educators in swing-state cities is intriguing, but shouldn't be overstated.


The national teachers' unions have not endorsed a presidential candidate yet, but teachers in the City of Angels decided they didn't want to wait.


A businessman, Patrick served two terms as governor of Massachusetts and has credited education with his own dramatic rise to success.


The Education Law Center, an advocacy group, says more than a third of states spend more on wealthier students than on impoverished ones, with states in South and Southwest getting especially low marks.


Race to the Top was perhaps the Obama administration's signature initiative for education. But you'll have to squint very hard to see traces of it in 2020 presidential candidates' K-12 plans.


The report suggests when it comes to using evidence to improve schools under Every Student Succeeds Act, the most demanding option may not always be the best one for state and local education leaders.


More than 9.3 million U.S. students attended a rural school last year. A new report examines factors that affect them like poverty, academic achievement, and diversity.


Governors' races in Kentucky and Mississippi took center stage, testing the political muscle of teacher activists and yielding possible policy implications for everything from public employee pensions to teacher pay.


Democratic presidential candidates like to say they support universal prekindergarten programs, but what about early-learning programs that already exist?


Schools that have welcomed students relocating from Puerto Rico after devastating storms in 2017 are not receiving their fair share of federal aid, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers says.


Voters in three southern states will head to the polls for governors races that have shined a spotlight on educator activism, school funding, and teacher pay.


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