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Stories about education, opportunity, and how people learn. From APM Reports.

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As colleges navigate inclusion and free speech, students of color work to find their own way

Do administrators have to choose between protecting free speech and creating a civil climate on campus?

As colleges navigate inclusion and free speech, students of color work to find their own way

Flagship universities fail to represent state diversity

Across the country a gap persists between the number of black and Latino students graduating from state high schools, and the number enrolling as freshman at their state flagships.

The Bond Buster

Paul Dorr is a master of tactics to defeat referendums intended to finance public schools. He believes schools run by government steer kids away from Christianity. His campaigns — most of them in the Midwest — have also created lingering bitterness within communities.

At a Loss for Words: What's wrong with how schools teach reading

There is a theory about how people read words — one that's deeply embedded in teaching practices and curriculum materials widely used in elementary school classrooms. Although the idea has been disproved by cognitive scientists, it continues to be included in teacher preparation programs, promoted in professional development sessions, and marketed by publishers.

Students on the Move: Keeping uprooted kids in school

A growing body of research finds that repeatedly uprooted children are more likely to struggle in school and more likely to drop out. But there are ways to help them succeed.

Under a Watchful Eye: How colleges are tracking students to boost graduation

Colleges need to get more students to graduate, and many schools are embracing a tool used by corporations and social media companies to track the clicks and movements of their customers: big data.

Under a Watchful Eye: How colleges are tracking students to boost graduation

Tens of thousands of dollars later, most college grads say the degree was worth it

A recent survey from the APM Research Lab found most Americans think college is worth the cost.

Tens of thousands of dollars later, most college grads say the degree was worth it

Majority of Americans don't know that government has cut billions from higher education funding

A survey from the APM Research Lab shows that many people think funding has increased or stayed the same.

Majority of Americans don't know that government has cut billions from higher education funding

U.S. continues to slip behind other countries in percentage of population with degrees

A lack of highly skilled workers leaves American employers unable to fill jobs.

U.S. continues to slip behind other countries in percentage of population with degrees

Oklahoma charter school becomes lightning rod in debate over rural education

A businessman struggling to recruit employees opened the school despite objections from the local school board.

Oklahoma charter school becomes lightning rod in debate over rural education

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