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The Trouble With Community Colleges

New book details why students have a hard time finishing two-year degrees and offers no easy answers.

Poverty Issues Lurk in Senate Education Debate

Legislation to rewrite No Child Left Behind, however it turns out, will have a magnified impact on poor schools.

This Is the New Deal on Education

Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have agreed on the major components of a new education bill. To succeed, it can't stray far.

Cheating Convictions Send Teachers to Jail, Pose Testing Questions

This is how ugly it can get. Atlanta teachers convicted of racketeering to raise standardized test scores. 

Is Common Core Working? Early Report Gives Very Qualified 'Yes'

States that aggressively adopted Common Core showed slight upticks in math and reading. 

One Expensive Way to Diminish Student Debt

Obama is exploring bankruptcy options for student-loan borrowers.

Take the Classroom Outdoors

Rep. John Sarbanes of Maryland is ginning up state and local educators' interest in environmental training simply by introducing a bill.

The Testing Debate Just Got Weirder

Without fanfare, House approves amendment to allow localities to create their own tests for accountability purposes.

Common Core, Portability, Civil Rights Fights Pending in House

The House vote on a No Child Left Behind rewrite will be the Republicans' opening bid in a longer negotiation.

How to Change Inflexible Teacher Pay Systems

Opt-ins for veteran teachers, up-front funding, and carefully crafted evaluation systems ease the pain, report says.

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