After being hired over the summer, a new teacher was eager to get into the room to start decorating her space in anticipation of the first day of school. She was shocked to find an empty, barren room with paint peeling from the walls and stains on the ceiling tiles. Her...
Amanda Bradley's gifted and talented classes at Jessieville are full of questions. The answers are what the ebullient Bradley wants to hear in response and reward her for her hard work. Today Bradley's class is comprised of fourth-graders learning to code computers.
Fifteen years ago, a controversial question about America's schools dominated headlines, prompted ballot measures in California and other states and led wealthy philanthropists to dig deep into their pockets in the name of...
In the shadow of Apple Computer's 1 Infinite Loop headquarters, an initiative requiring public middle schoolers to use iPads in class and at home has spawned a growing battle over education in the digital age. District officials and many teachers tout the iPads as innovative...
The U.S. Supreme Court spent an hour wrestling over a handful of words and phrases that could help set a standard for the level of benefit that school districts nationwide must provide to students in special education. "What is frustrating...
At ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, students put their multiplication tables to song, while eighth graders use the musical "Hamilton" to study debate. The public charter school's curriculum is a product of a federal effort to use arts education to boost achievement in the nation's...
Once again this year, President Obama hailed the nation's high school graduation rate as it reached another record high — a whopping 83 percent. High school graduation rates in the nation's capital, he noted, have grown faster...
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