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Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:03:00 -0400

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.

A High School's Lesson For Helping English Language Learners Get To College

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:19:00 -0400

Fort Wayne, Ind., is home to one of the largest Burmese refugee populations in the U.S. One public high school there is helping them meet high expectations.

This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:00:00 -0400

Plus a bill for 'Dreamers' and a former for-profit college lobbyist leaves the Education Department.

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:54:00 -0400

When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.

School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:00:15 -0400

A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:04:00 -0400

In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress.

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:34:14 -0400

A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.

Teaching Language With Culture In California

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 05:09:00 -0400

Elementary school teacher Ron Morris of Riverside, California goes a step beyond to understand his students' backgrounds. It's one way Morris incorporates the culture of his students in the classroom.

Boston Students Get A Glimpse Of A Whole New World, With Different Maps

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:25:00 -0400

In a bid to "decolonize the curriculum," Boston Public Schools has swapped into some classrooms the Peters projection — a map meant to more accurately portray continent sizes.

The Earth Is Flat? Check Wikipedia

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:55:00 -0400

Wikipedia has discovered an educational mission in an age of rampant truthiness. And it's enlisting college students to help.

Amid Charges By Former Law Student On Gender Equality, Former Clerks Defend Gorsuch

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:15:00 -0400

A student who took an ethics course under Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at the University of Colorado Law School said he expressed controversial views on questions of gender discrimination.

Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 06:05:00 -0400

Trump's proposed 13 percent budget cut is the top education story of the week. Also: What's happening with student aid.

Trump's Budget Blueprint Pinches Pennies For Education

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:03:00 -0400

The proposal from the White House calls for a $1.4 billion increase in funding for school choice; a total of $9 billion in cuts.

Louisville School Integration Efforts Safe For Now

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 10:00:00 -0400

Nearly every year a decades-old school busing program is threatened by the Kentucky legislature in one of the state's largest — and most segregated — cities.

Try This One Trick To Improve Student Outcomes

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:39:00 -0400

Richard Kahlenberg of The Century Foundation argues that it's time to take a closer look at integration.