Education

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Yes, American Teachers Are Underpaid

At least among wealthy countries.

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De Blasio's Decision to Keep New York Schools Open Demeans Teachers

The mayor's failure to declare snow days puts outsized pressure on educators and their students.

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The Student-Led Backlash Against New Orleans's Charter Schools

Late last year, students at several of the city's high-performing charters staged large-scale protests. Why?

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Why Telecommuting Really Matters, in 6 Charts

And what its rise means for urban transportation systems moving forward.

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Extending the School Day Is a Lot Harder Than It Seems

Chicago's new plan to keep kids in school longer has been challenged by budget cuts and safety concerns.

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The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility

Higher education should be promoted as an opportunity to experience an intellectual awakening.

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The L.A. Public Library Is About to Start Offering High School Diplomas

Not GEDs. Diplomas.

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Report: Schools in American Cities Are Still a Mess

Charlotte, North Carolina, is doing well, though.

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Can We Disrupt Poverty by Changing How Poor Parents Talk to Their Kids?

Young children who hear fewer words do worse in school. Providence wants to close the gap.

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Where 'Eds and Meds' Industries Could Become a Liability

If U.S. health care and education starts to cluster, some metro areas will lose.

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In Laid-Back Albuquerque, Millennials See a Chance to Live Well

Reasonably priced real estate and an active outdoorsy culture are just some of the reasons young people love the city.

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America's Homeless Kids Crisis

The number of students without a home has hit a record high, according to new data from the Department of Education.

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When Outsiders Take Over Schools: Lessons From Memphis

Tennessee's new Achievement District gives control of some public schools over to charter networks, with mixed results.

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American Education Isn't Mediocre, It's Deeply Unequal

Students in Massachusetts are doing great while their peers in Alabama and D.C. are languishing.

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Beware of the U.S. Charter School Doom Loop

For districts in America's less affluent Northeastern cities, school choice has been a costly experiment.

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Bloomberg's Education Plan Is Working: Don't Ditch It

Since the mayor took office, high-school graduation rates are up. There are more quality schools. Money is distributed more equitably.

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Where Opportunity Is Hardest to Find

A map of America's unequal economic mobility.

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Black Boys Have an Easier Time Fitting In at Suburban Schools Than Black Girls

Minority young men are considered by their white peers to be cool and tough; minority young women, on the other hand, are stereotyped as "ghetto" and "loud."

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How Gentrification Is Reshaping Oakland's Schools

The city's incoming middle- and upper-class families are rallying around public schools.