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Jul 23, 2016
A History Lesson: When Math Was Taboo
When Houman Harouni's students asked why they have to study math, he looked to ancient history for answers.

Jul 23, 2016
The U.N.'s Rundown Of Some Of The World's Biggest Problems
A new report reveals where the world stands in the fight against extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.

Jul 22, 2016
From Mozart To Mr. Rogers: Literacy, Music And The Brain
A test that can flag struggling readers before they're old enough to read and the power of music to help a child hear language. A literacy two-fer from the NPR Ed Team.

Jul 21, 2016
3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools
Creative and fun "maker spaces" are popping up in more schools. But administrators and teachers face big hurdles if they want them to be a sustainable part of the curriculum.

Jul 20, 2016
Prep School Faces Accusations Of Chronic Mishandling Of Sexual Assault Cases
Administrators at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire agree they should not have handled a case by requiring a student accused of sexual assault to bake and deliver bread to his alleged victim.

Jul 20, 2016
What Did Mike Pence Do For Indiana Schools As Governor? Here's A Look
Donald Trump has said: "Got to get rid of Common Core — fast." And a couple of years ago, it seemed Pence would be a trailblazer in doing that at the state level. It didn't totally turn out that way.

Jul 19, 2016
A Harsh Critique Of Federally Funded Pre-K
A researcher warns against expanding prekindergarten programs where kids spend a quarter of the day waiting in line.

Jul 17, 2016
Summer Isn't Always A Vacation For Families Who Can't Afford It
If you've got kids, the summertime costs families who have to look for creative ways to afford it — and not just financially. Research shows lower-income kids typically fall behind over the summer.

Jul 16, 2016
'Islands' That Separate Education Haves From Have-Nots
A new report maps school district lines that divide rich from poor.

Jul 15, 2016
That First Paycheck Is An Exciting Moment ... And A Teachable One
Your first job can be a critical moment that sets you on a good financial path or a bad one. One group is trying to make sure low-income young adults get off to the right start.


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Jul 23, 2016
He defied odds to get into Stanford. Now people want to say he didn’t earn it.
A Stanford-bound teen from Chicago had an uncomfortable conversation with his dentist that led him to pen a Facebook posting that’s going viral. I am sharing Guillermo…

Jul 22, 2016
Should Georgia school superintendents fight the governor’s takeover proposal?
In November, Gov. Nathan Deal will ask Georgia voters to approve a constitutional amendment granting the state broad new powers to take over failing schools, close…

Jul 21, 2016
Is there an exodus of teachers out of DeKalb?
My AJC colleague Marlon Walker reports more than 900 teachers resigned during DeKalb school Superintendent Steve Green’s first year on the job, which may be the largest…

Jul 20, 2016
There is a cure for those summertime blues — diving into quality summer learning
Jane Williams is a longtime broadcaster and podcaster, most recently as host and producer of the radio program Bloomberg EDU. An education advocate, she chairs the…

Jul 19, 2016
Let’s ask the experts: Teachers, did Melania Trump plagiarize Michelle Obama?
After Melania Trump’s speech last night at the Republican National Convention, journalist Jarrett Hill noted striking similarities to Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech. The allegation of plagiarism caught fire…

Jul 18, 2016
Damned by data: Do states spend more time rating schools than helping them?
In this age of data worship, state education agencies seem to devote more time to rating schools than helping them. Many state legislatures have embraced a “damned…

Jul 18, 2016
Turkish cleric once linked to Fulton charter schools linked to coup attempt in Turkey
Four years ago, the AJC reported on reclusive Turkish cleric and political figure Fethullah Gulen and the Gulen movement. The story examined the Gulen movement’s connection to…

Jul 15, 2016
Atlanta superintendent after Nice: We need national agenda to combat violence, help children thrive
Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Meria Carstarphen added her voice to the many speaking out today about Thursday’s Bastille Day terror attack in Nice, France. On her…


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