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February 23, 2018
How KIPP’s observers and allies are reacting to co-founder Mike Feinberg’s firing
A day after KIPP's Mike Feinberg was fired, his colleagues are grappling with their shock over the allegations that led to his termination.
November 28, 2017
As national debate over discipline heats up, new study finds discrimination in student suspensions
Black students in Louisiana are suspended for slightly longer than white students after being involved in the same fight, according to new research that adds to a roiling national debate about school discipline.
November 14, 2017
Common Core tests were supposed to usher in a new era of comparing America’s schools. What happened?
It's difficult to make detailed comparisons across states as a potent mix of technical challenges, privacy concerns and political calculations have kept the data siloed.
choice for most
August 10, 2017
Choice for most: In nation’s largest voucher program, $16 million went to schools with anti-LGBT policies
One in 10 of Indiana’s voucher schools publicly shares a policy suggesting or declaring that LGBT students are not welcome.
democrats for school integration
July 20, 2017
Want to reduce racial segregation? Elect a Democrat to school board, study says
A found that electing Democratic school board members leads to less-segregated schools.
The big lift
April 19, 2016
Tennessee has an upward mobility problem. Can schools help?
State education leaders brainstorm about entrenched inequality — and schools’ role in reversing it.
January 27, 2009
Divisions between House and Senate stimulus bills speak loudly
Flypaper and Politics K12 report dramatic differences between the House and Senate stimulus bills’ education allocations. The House bill includes funds for three…
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