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Racial Disparities Persist in U.S. Schools, Study Finds
The disparity "tears at the moral fabric of our nation," Education Secretary John B. King Jr. told reporters.
"What sets the U.S. apart from any other country is the idea that opportunity is universal," he said. "These data show that we still fall far short of that ideal."
Is Personalized Learning the Future of the School?
A former Google executive who headed "personalization" for the search giant, Ventilla said the light-bulb moment came when he started researching private schools in San Francisco for his preschool-age daughter.
The Art of Teaching Teachers How To Teach Reading
Eight high-poverty schools in the Bronx are benefiting from coaching in early reading instruction. Universities don't teach teachers how to teach reading, one principal says.
Standards, Finances Fuel Debates in State Elections
The education policy stakes surrounding races in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are high and could have an impact on the national discussion about common-core standards.
First Lady to Tap U.S. Students in Education Equity Campaign for Girls
First lady Michelle Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative was the subject of a recent Education Week interview with her chief of staff, Christina Tchen.
Art Show Captures the Wrenching Effects of Closing a School
A school may be made of bricks and mortar, but when one closes, the loss can feel like a death in the family.
Tools for Tailored Learning May Expose Students’ Personal Details
If the efforts by state legislators to restrict the use of student data are any guide, the email addresses and search queries of the nation’s schoolchildren are a hot commodity.
Federal Intervention in Schools? It Happens Less Than Critics Think
The great debate in Congress will be whether to wholly or mostly repeal the federal government’s authority to require states to fix America’s worst public schools.
Obama Looks to Lock in $1 Billion to Schools with Low-Income Kids
The Obama administration is considering a major last-minute policy shift that could force hundreds of school districts to cut spending at well-financed elementary and secondary schools and move nearly $1 billion dollars to schools with large numbers of low-income students.