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Another Reason Why Segregated Education Is Bad For Young Students

A new study offers more evidence that segregated schooling is bad for students.<p>The study, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, used previously compiled data from the Department of Education to track how first-grade students' reading abilities change over time, depending upon whether …

This Will Make Some Special Education Advocates Really Happy

NEW YORK -- New York students with disabilities will be held to the same academic standards and take the same standardized tests as other kids their age next school year, the U.S. Education Department said Thursday, spurning the state's efforts to change the policy.<p>Some special education advocates …

The Education Revolution Is Here Right Now -- Don't Miss It

In a recent post, I spoke at length with Rick Beyer. Rick is a managing partner of Miles Howland Education Partners, an investment firm focusing on the higher education sector. In that interview we discussed innovation relating to macro trends in education. In this second interview we are talking …

Educators Are Slamming The New Common Core Tests

The new test, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, "is hurting children. It's too stressful," says Cynthia Curcio, an interior designer whose grandson took part in the PARCC field test this year. In Massachusetts, districts have the ability to go with the new test or …

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Education Data Use Has Come a Long Way and Needs to Go Further

Education data are in the spotlight like never before. More people than ever are talking about data's power to transform systems and help students achieve. Some people, including parents, are also expressing legitimate concerns about how states and districts are safeguarding data and ensuring …