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Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School
When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.
School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News
A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.
The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student
In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress.
You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out
A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.
Teaching Language With Culture In California
Elementary school teacher Ron Morris of Riverside, California goes a step beyond to understand his students' backgrounds. It's one way Morris incorporates the culture of his students in the classroom.
Boston Students Get A Glimpse Of A Whole New World, With Different Maps
In a bid to "decolonize the curriculum," Boston Public Schools has swapped into some classrooms the Peters projection — a map meant to more accurately portray continent sizes.
The Earth Is Flat? Check Wikipedia
Wikipedia has discovered an educational mission in an age of rampant truthiness. And it's enlisting college students to help.
Amid Charges By Former Law Student On Gender Equality, Former Clerks Defend Gorsuch
A student who took an ethics course under Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch at the University of Colorado Law School said he expressed controversial views on questions of gender discrimination.
Education Budget Cuts, Student Aid Problems And More
Trump's proposed 13 percent budget cut is the top education story of the week. Also: What's happening with student aid.
Trump's Budget Blueprint Pinches Pennies For Education
The proposal from the White House calls for a $1.4 billion increase in funding for school choice; a total of $9 billion in cuts.
Louisville School Integration Efforts Safe For Now
Nearly every year a decades-old school busing program is threatened by the Kentucky legislature in one of the state's largest — and most segregated — cities.
Try This One Trick To Improve Student Outcomes
Richard Kahlenberg of The Century Foundation argues that it's time to take a closer look at integration.
Applying For College Aid Just Got Harder
The IRS Data Retrieval Tool has been temporarily disabled for security concerns. Without it, many at-risk students will have a harder time finishing their paperwork.
National Survey Shows High Rates Of Hungry And Homeless Community College Students
Researchers surveyed more than 33,000 community college students and found that a greater number are going without food and housing than previously thought.
Meditation, Nutrition, Fitness: One 'Party School' Tries To Tame The College Brain
The University of Vermont, Burlington offers students a healthy-living environment, away from drugs and alcohol, to teach students to nurture their young brains.