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Post-Katrina Ed Reform Adds to Trauma

The New Orleans education experiment doesn't live up to the hype.

These 10 Districts Lead the Nation in Black-Student Suspensions

In extreme cases, every black student in a school district was suspended during a single academic year.

4 Easy Ways to Get Absent Kids Back to School

A new report from the Center for American Progress aims to reduce absenteeism at school.

How Missing School Kids Equals Missing Workers

California Attorney General Kamala Harris talks tough on truancy, students of color, and billions gone from the economy.

We Don't Need Armed Students On Campus

A new Texas law allowing college students to carry concealed guns is part of a dangerous national trend.

Why You No Longer Need A Top-Tier College

For many majors, there's no real benefit to attending a high-price selective school.

Delaying Kindergarten Might Not Be So Smart

A new study says doing so could work against your child.

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