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October 8, 2015 A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.
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Suzane Nazir uses a Princeton Review SAT preparation book to study for the test on March 6, 2014, in Pembroke Pines, Fla.
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October 7, 2015 In 30 out of 50 cities studied in a wide-ranging new report, the rate is less than 15 percent. But the majority of four-year institutions in the U.S. still require students to take one or the other.
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October 3, 2015 To the three Rs, the schools in the nation's capital have added a fourth: Riding. Bicycles, that is.
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The official graduation numbers that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted through his first term and his re-election campaign have been revised.
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October 2, 2015 The school district revised its numbers down 2 to 3 percentage points for every year dating back to 2011.
October 1, 2015 A federal judge has ruled that a child's exposure to traumatic events could lead to disability. The decision allows a case against the Compton Unified School District to move forward.
Fernando Aguilar plays with his 8-year-old son Isaac. He worries that Isaac isn't enrolled in the gifted and talented program in Houston.
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September 30, 2015 Whites and Asians get most of the spots in the city's gifted and talented program. One researcher describes it as being "segregated by race and income."
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September 28, 2015 The controversies over gifted education start with identifying who qualifies for that title.
Molly Pollak pages through a book of letters from her former students.
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September 27, 2015 Molly Pollak was a middle and high school teacher. When she retired this year, former students gave her a book filled with their letters. It reads like a textbook for great teaching.
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September 23, 2015 The right text or email message can help students get enrolled, find the right payment plan and remind them to pay, White House research shows.
September 19, 2015 School's back in session, and that means the homework's back, too. Here's what you need to know about how much work U.S. students have to do and how to tell the difference between good work and bad.
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Hey, this baby defragged my hard drive! Silly photo aside, coding for young ones is on the rise.
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September 18, 2015 New software introduces programming skills to pre-readers. Is this 21st century literacy? Or too much, too soon?
September 16, 2015 They eat up administrators' time, many students think they discriminate against girls and aren't there much more important things to worry about?
Principal Jessica Nauiokas (left) with social worker Gabriella Cassandra at Haven Academy in the Bronx, N.Y.
September 12, 2015 Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the Bronx specializes in working with homeless students, students living in foster care, and those who've experienced trauma.
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September 10, 2015 Alabama's Board of Education voted Thursday to adopt new science standards. The state's current standards have been in place for a decade, and many teachers are looking forward to the updates.
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Jose Arriaga waits for his friends under the stairs at the end of the school day at Booker T. Washington High School. Jose began his freshman year this semester.
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September 8, 2015 New research finds impressive academic gains from the city's vaunted preschool program now that its first graduates are beginning high school.
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August 28, 2015 Two new books, The Gift of Failure and How To Raise An Adult, argue that too many children are being given too much.
August 26, 2015 There was a time when a teacher showing up on a student's doorstep probably meant something bad. But increasingly, home visits are being used to spark parental involvement.
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Shaun Harper of the University of Pennsylvania is a co-author of the new report.
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August 25, 2015 Expulsions and suspensions were much higher for African-American students, researchers found.
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August 25, 2015 Does the public support or oppose federal standardized tests? It depends how you ask the question.
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