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Business of education
January 12, 2018
Memphis leaders say diversifying school business contracts will help in the classroom, too
Since poverty is a crucial factor in why many students fall behind in school, the lack of job opportunities for their parents must be part of the discussion.
a closer look
December 19, 2017
Retracted: A Plus Colorado takes down report on which high schools send graduates to top colleges
A Plus Colorado relied on data from the Colorado Department of Higher Education, but some key information was missing.
Getting the diploma
December 11, 2017
New York eases graduation requirements for students with disabilities
Students with disabilities will soon be able to earn an alternative diploma without passing any of the state’s exit exams.
December 6, 2017
New York’s free-college program comes with a big catch: Students who fall off track risk losing their scholarships
One early sign of the program’s effectiveness will be whether students can keep up with their classwork.
November 30, 2017
DeVos calls America still ‘a nation at risk,’ cheers GOP tax plan
The nation's ed chief tells a summit gathering in Nashville that not much has changed since the landmark Reagan-era report indicting America’s public schools.
November 29, 2017
Now up for negotiation: ProComp, Denver’s teacher pay-for-performance system
Teachers have said the system is confusing and complicated.
November 27, 2017
Jeb Bush, Betsy DeVos to rally education reformers this week at Nashville summit
The gathering of some 1,100 reform-minded players comes as efforts to reengineer education as a consumer choice have buoyed under the Trump administration.
A Whole New World
November 21, 2017
Strict rules, Snapchat, and eerie quiet: A first-generation college student adjusts to life on campus
For a New York City teen attending an upstate college, the first semester on campus is a whirlwind of social and academic adjustments.
Updated November 21, 2017
To back up claim that schools must change, DeVos cites made-up statistic about the future of work
Betsy DeVos made a remarkable claim about the future of work — but it appears to have no basis in fact.
path to college
November 15, 2017
Nearly 60 percent of New York City students are heading to college, new data shows
Among city students who entered high school in 2012, 57 percent went on to enroll in college, vocational programs, or “public-service programs” such as the military.
November 9, 2017
For almost half of Memphis graduates, formal education ends after high school
New state reports are highlighting where students are going after graduating from high school.
here's the plan
November 8, 2017
Holcomb’s 2018 education goals skip some of Pence’s most controversial priorities
Holcomb announced his 2018 legislative agenda Wednesday morning.
career and technical education
October 27, 2017
Betsy DeVos returns to Indianapolis to highlight career and technical education during national FFA convention
This was DeVos' third visit to Indiana since taking office.
getting to graduation
October 18, 2017
A capstone project before graduation? New York debates new ways to earn a diploma
As New York continues to rethink what students must do to graduate high school, state policymakers floated their latest idea Monday.
October 4, 2017
New York’s graduation rate could drop under new federal education law
It’s possible the federal graduation rate will exclude New York’s “local” diploma, a less rigorous diploma earned by only about 4 percent of graduating students.
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