Education

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The Depressing Political Reality Keeping Kids Hungry When School's Out

During the summer, students who qualify for free lunches often don't eat them. There's a way to fix that, if only Congress would act.

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5 Maps That Show How Divided America Really Is

Breaking down the country by income, inequality, poverty and education.

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Philadelphia Is Ground Zero in the Fight to Save Catholic Schools

A peek at the archdiocese's unprecedented push to bring back its struggling schools.

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Technology Alone Won't Save Poor Kids in Struggling Schools

Researchers gave hundreds of computers to California students who didn't have them at home. Nothing changed.

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How to Resurrect an Urban School District

Cincinnati has improved students' test scores by fostering cooperation between teachers, administrators, and local community service organizations.

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Putting Inner City Students on a Path to High-Paying Jobs, For Real

How and why Citizen Schools' "apprenticeships" are working.

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Can a 'Moneyball' Approach Turn Around New Orleans Schools?

Scores are rising as teachers track data and look for patterns to improve classroom learning.

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After the School Closings, the Real Estate Mess

As school districts downsize, they leave behind shuttered buildings. Finding new uses for them can be difficult, to say the least.

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Do School Districts Matter?

According to a new study, their quality has little effect on student performance.

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The End of Private Schools?

Enrollment is declining, and charter schools are the most likely culprit.

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The Sequester Is Hitting the Country's Neediest Students the Hardest

Children from poor families and special needs kids are disproportionately impacted by the cuts.

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Inside a Hindu Widow Community

Roughly 100 miles from New Delhi, widowed women live together in the Meera Sahavagini ashram.

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Is There a Link Between Walkability and Local School Performance?

Some early attempts to map the question in D.C. suggest that there might be. But what does the correlation tell us?

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Providence Wins Mayors Challenge Prize for Early Childhood Project

The $9 million Bloomberg Philanthropies contest also awards innovations from Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Santa Monica.

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Is Closing Underperforming Schools Really Good for Students?

Those on both sides of the debate believe they're championing civil rights. But there's no one-size-fits-all solution.

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The Sequester Will Be Worst for the Nation's Poorest Schools

Districts serving less affluent communities will be hit the hardest by cuts.

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The Real Forces That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College

The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives.

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The End of the Neighborhood School

A spate of closings is leaving children without local education options.

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America's Schools Won't Be Saved by Great Teachers

Disconnected and muddled curriculum does more damage to our schools and colleges than bad teachers do.