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The complicated story of Linda Brown and the fight for desegregated schools - The Washington Post

Linda Brown and her father Oliver Brown are heroes of the civil rights movement. The backstory of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education is more complicated than what you learned in school.

Brown v. Board of Education

Study: Austerity has left states behind by billions on education

Austerity has been the biggest impediment to the advancement of education on all levels in the United States, according to the latest data in a …

Education

Doctor inspires a new way to train teachers — and a new kind of school

After decades of training teachers in largely the same way, professors at the University of Michigan are making a radical change.<p>They’re moving to …

How To Apply For $350 Million In Student Loan Forgiveness

There’s $350 million in student loan forgiveness available on a first-come, first-served basis.<p>Here’s what you need to know and how to apply.<p><b>Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education added a page to its website with details of the Temporary …

College & University

The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers

The teachers strike in West Virginia may have ended last week when Gov. Jim Justice signed a law giving educators a 5 percent pay increase, but the fight in other states is just warming up.<p>"You can make anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 more by driving 15 minutes across the state line," said Dale …

Education

Terry McAuliffe's Dead-Serious Advice For Democrats: Have Some Fun!

Terry McAuliffe spent 35 years chasing checks from donors, raising millions for Democrats, amassing success and scandal, befriending the Clintons, and earning legendary political status as the high-energy, fun-loving fundraiser known as “the Macker.” Now he’s a governor with a serious record, in a …

Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve

Ask people what’s wrong in American higher education, and you’ll hear about grade inflation. At Harvard a few years ago, a professor complained that the most common grade was an A-. He was quickly corrected: The most common grade at Harvard was an A.<p>Across 200 colleges and universities, over 40 …

Students

Teach for America Just Cut 15 Percent of Its National Staff. What’s Going On?

Last month, Teach for America celebrated its 25th anniversary during a fanfare-filled “epic weekend” in D.C. that included a televised message from …

Big trouble at Teach For America?

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>Teach For America has been treading in some rocky waters recently.<p>The long-popular organization, which won millions in federal funds from the Obama administration and much more in private philanthropy, has had trouble meeting recruitment goals in the face of growing …

Six Movies for this Year’s Political Moment

2015 has been a disorienting political year, and 2016 promises to be even dizzier: maybe some political movies can help us figure it all out. But let’s put aside the conspiracy thrillers, in which the public carries on thinking that everything is basically normal while unseen puppetmasters decide …

Education - Real Stories

Is Going Back to School in Europe Any Different Than in America?

While working in his Amsterdam studio across the street from a school, Raimond Wouda noticed a few different rituals from when he was a student. He …

Leonardo Da Vinci

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New state rankings on how America’s children are faring

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>A new report on how America’s children are faring, just released by the nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation, found that Massachusetts is doing the best job and Mississippi the worst in four areas: economic well-being, education, health and family/community indicators.<p>The …

Firestorm erupts over teacher’s angry e-mail to legislators about low pay

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>An angry e-mail written by a teacher to North Carolina legislators with a subject line that said, “I am embarrassed to confess: I am a teacher,” might have been seen only by recipients if it were not for state Sen. David Curtis. The Republican legislator fired back an …

Schooled

Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg had a plan to reform Newark’s schools. They got an education.<p>I. The Pact<p>Late one night in December, 2009, a black Chevy Tahoe in a caravan of cops and residents moved slowly through some of the most dangerous neighborhoods of Newark. In the back sat …