Education

Colleges discover the rural student

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By Laura Pappano, author for The New York Times On a late-autumn Sunday, a bus pulled out of El Paso at 3 a.m. carrying 52 sleepy students and parents from western Texas and New Mexico. A few had already driven several hours to get to El Paso. The bus arrived at Texas A&M 12 hours […]

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Can schools be held accountable without real consequences?

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By Matt Barnum, LA School Report | California is hoping to redefine school accountability in the “California Way.” While state officials are hard at work designing a system in line with the oversights demanded by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the new federal K-12 education law, they also want to remain true to the […]

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Teach for America retools efforts to recruit graduates from top colleges

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By Emma Brown, national education reporter, The Washington Post | Teach for America has spent most of its 25 years working to expand, growing from a concept outlined in a Princeton student’s honors thesis to an education-reform juggernaut that places thousands of idealistic college graduates in some of the nation’s neediest classrooms. But that growth […]

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