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Skip A Grade? Start Kindergarten Early? It's Not So Easy

New research calls for a fresh look at policies on jumping gifted students ahead.

How One West Baltimore Principal Helps Her Students Make Sense Of It All

Code Switch reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji spends the day with a Baltimore principal who's charged with a huge task. We'll be updating the post as the day unfolds.

Several Florida School Districts Cut (Way) Back On Tests

Miami-Dade County abandons a plan to administer 300 different end-of-course exams. The new number: 10. Broward County will throw out 1,300.

Delinquent. Dropout. At-Risk. When Words Become Labels

How we describe students affects how we approach them, whether as a risk or an opportunity.

The Largest For-Profit College Shutdown In History

Students say goodbye to Corinthian Colleges ... but not necessarily to their debt.
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Virginia Schools Will Have To Release Budget Data Under New Legislation

Starting on July 1, all school divisions across Virginia will be required disclose all of their budgets line by line.


In Texas, Questions About Prosecuting Truancy

Chronic, unexcused absence from school in Texas often sends students and parents to adult criminal courts.

What If Students Could Fire Their Professors?

A bill in the Iowa state Senate would rate and fire professors based solely on student evaluations. Research suggests that's not such a good idea.

Uncomfortable Conversations: Talking About Race In The Classroom

H. Richard Milner's new book helps educators understand how to incorporate talk of race, class and inequality into their lessons.

aha! Aha! AHA! How 3 Insightful Moments Changed Safeena Husain's Life

She ran away to an ashram to heal from an abusive childhood. She used the Yellow Pages to pick a new career. Then a harsh encounter in an Indian village inspired her to found a group to educate girls.