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Feb 20, 2017
Denver Looks For Balanced Approach To School Choice
Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from parents and pundits. The program also includes rebooting and even closing down under-performing schools, mostly in neighborhoods with some of the most vulnerable students.

Feb 20, 2017
The Mile High Promise, And Risk, Of School Choice
Denver's innovative approach to school choice gets high marks from many parents and pundits. The program also raises questions about the limitations of choice in narrowing access and equity gaps.

Feb 19, 2017
Lack Of Education Leads To Lost Dreams And Low Income For Many Jehovah's Witnesses
When it comes to education, not all religions are created equal. Jehovah's Witnesses have the lowest rate of formal education. And that can have a detrimental effect on those who leave the religion.

Feb 18, 2017
Why This High School Band Is Only Buying Music From Composers Of Color
Often, high School band music is composed by white men. So this school is seeking out music from women and composers of color who are writing music, but aren't being published at the same rate.

Feb 18, 2017
DeVos Spars With Teachers, Trump On Autism And More Education Stories Of The Week
With Secretary Betsy DeVos rolling up her sleeves and joining President Donald Trump to talk with educators and parents, Washington, D.C., is at the center of a lot of education news this week.

Feb 17, 2017
Beyond DeVos, What 5 Key Trump Appointees Could Mean For Schools
Here's a roundup of how new leadership could affect education.

Feb 16, 2017
Despite Protests And A Fire Alarm, Martin Shkreli's Show Goes On At Harvard
The former pharmaceutical executive — who earned notoriety for jacking up the price of a life-saving drug — spoke to a student group Wednesday night, though about a tenth of his audience walked out.

Feb 16, 2017
5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News
In an era of national attention to what's real and what isn't, we asked educators to share their strategies for helping students sort out fact from fiction.

Feb 15, 2017
These Top Schools Are Offering Big Savings On Master's Degrees, But There's A Catch
A master's degree, especially from an elite university, can be expensive. But a several universities are trying an experiment online to see if that cost, for some degrees, can come down.

Feb 14, 2017
Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love
One school counselor's take on how to help teens get past the pop culture myths.

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Feb 21, 2017
Instead of criticizing teachers in ‘receive mode,’ DeVos ought to adopt listen-and-learn mode
Betsy DeVos‘ first visit as U.S. secretary of education to a public school did not start off well. During the Feb. 10 visit to Jefferson Middle School Academy…

Feb 20, 2017
Opinion: Georgia won’t improve its schools until it stops teacher blame game
Tim Mullen has taught seventh grade life science in Gwinnett County Public Schools for 24 years and is the author of the book, “Stop Blaming and Start…

Feb 19, 2017
Does Nathan Deal’s plan for struggling schools go too far or not far enough? Should it include school choice?
Disappointed over the defeat of his Opportunity School District, Gov. Nathan Deal has offered up an alternative state takeover plan that could be imposed through legislation.…

Feb 18, 2017
Opinion: Guns on Georgia college campuses endanger students
I have been in the northeast for a week and returned today to find Georgia back where it was a year ago with a proposal to…

Feb 17, 2017
Guns on Georgia college campuses debated in Georgia
Carlos Moreno is an associate professor at Emory University’s School of Medicine. He works with college students daily and is also the father of a Georgia…

Feb 16, 2017
Opinion: Governor’s new school takeover plan, like the old one, is a power grab
Last week, legislation was introduced to provide a means for some state intervention in low-performing schools. It differs from the constitutional amendment voters rejected that would…

Feb 15, 2017
Spelman president: There are many benefits to Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell shared a response to a recent AJC story on Georgia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In the story, AJC reporter…

Feb 14, 2017
Opinion: If Georgia doesn’t improve its schools, military could take its bases and billions elsewhere
State Rep. Dave Belton, R-Buckhead, is a retired major in the United States Air Force. He’s now an international pilot for Delta Air Lines. Belton served on the…

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