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I Was Taught That the Civil War Didn't Have Much to Do With Slavery - Students Deserve Better

Debates about monuments honoring Confederate icons and what they represent often come down to one’s view of Civil War history.

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When Charter School Goes Under, Bond Holders Get Paid But Teachers Don't

Furious teachers at a recently shuttered Detroit charter school were notified this week that they won’t be paid thousands of dollars they earned during the last school year.

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PAC Tied to Teach for America Spends Big on a Local Indiana Election, but No One Quite Knows Why

It’s a familiar story: A big influx of money is shaking up a school board race in Indianapolis, with tens of thousands of dollars coming from out-of-state school reform advocates.

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When Is a Student 'Gifted' or 'Disabled'? New Study Shows Racial Bias Plays a Role in Deciding

Racial bias among educators may play a larger role than previously understood in deciding whether students are referred for special education or gifted programs, according to new research from NYU.

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In a Tumultuous Presidential Campaign Season, a Rare Spotlight on Education Issues

A senior policy advisor to the Hillary Clinton campaign channeled the Democratic presidential candidate at an intimate question-and-answer session on Thursday hosted by Teachers College at Columbia University.

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New York City's Universal Pre-K Program Wants to Teach Parents, Too

Setting preschoolers up for success takes more than good teachers — it also takes effective parenting.

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Across the U.S., School District Borders Segregate in a Dramatic Way

School district borders often divide students by income — and in Detroit and many other places across the U.S., that gulf is especially wide.

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