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Kentucky's Unprecedented Success In School Funding Is On The Line

In 1990, Kentucky did something no other state had ever done: It completely changed the way its public schools were governed and funded. Despite big gains, poor districts still struggle to catch up.
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How Massachusetts Became The Best State In Education

When the state overhauled the school funding system by pouring resources into low-income districts, schools in Massachusetts went from the middle of the pack to first place.
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Can More Money Fix America's Schools?

It's one of the loudest debates in education: whether spending more money adds up to better test scores and graduation rates.
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'Why Can't Our Kids Go To School Together?' Asks Board Member In Alabama

One school in Sumter County, Ala., is so underfunded, the principal says there's no money for badly needed repairs. And something else is missing from the schools: the county's white residents.
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Listeners Got Active About Our Active Learning Stories

Two recent reports on a Stanford Noble Laureate's efforts to change how undergraduate science education struck a nerve with many of you.
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(The Latest) Corruption Charges In Detroit's Struggling Schools

Twelve principals in the Motor City are accused of taking kickbacks for school supplies — yet a further sign of struggle for the city's public schools.
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DCPS Chief: Resources For At-Risk Students Should 'Inspire,' Not Just 'Remediate'

In response to concerns that funding for D.C.'s at-risk students is being spent inappropriately, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson says critics should keep the big picture in mind.

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Racial Awakening, Pride And Fear: One Latino Perspective On 'The Obama Effect'

Growing up as the son of Mexican immigrants, Pablo Ramirez never really thought about race. For him, the Obama years meant finding pride and a new awareness of his own racial identity in college.
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9 Out Of 10 Parents Think Their Kids Are On Grade Level. They're Probably Wrong

A new national survey shows a huge disconnect between parent perceptions and student performance.
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Longest-Serving Director Of D.C. Disability Agency Departs

Laura Nuss, who led the D.C. Department on Disability Services, is departing the agency this week. Her tenure has been marked by a significant turnaround in services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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