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School Does Laundry For Kids Who Miss School Simply Due To Dirty Clothes

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.16.2016 | Good News

One principal refused to fold. When Dr. Melody Gunn, the former principal of Gibson Elementary School in St. Louis, Missouri noticed that some student...

Measuring School Quality: Non-Academic Measures in the Every Student Succeeds Act

Martin J. Blank | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Martin J. Blank, President, Institute for Educational Leadership and Director, Coalition for Community Schools The education community is facing a to...

Hawaiian Student Hasn't Missed A Day Of School In 13 Years!

Posted 09.14.2012 | Teen

Going to high school in a beautiful location might make it difficult to choose class and studying over a day at the beach. But one Hawaiian student wi...

CPS Students Attend First Day Of School In Record Numbers

Posted 11.08.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public School students were marked "present" in record numbers on the first day of school this year, with attendance up almost two percent fro...

Playing Games with Data is Actually Playing with Students' Educations

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

As Michelle Rhee takes her dog and pony show to Florida, another bastion of data-DRIVEN accountability, we should take note of the latest study of the misuse of data in the DC schools.

Stewart Rally -- Why It Was Vastly Bigger Than The Beck Event

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

If there's one thing that's certain about the Jon Stewart rally it's that the attendance has been grossly under-counted. This is not just sour grapes...

No Room at College: What to do When You're Closed Out of Your Courses

Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lynn Jacobs and Jeremy Hyman

Public universities in economically-distressed states simply don't have enough available spots in many classes to accommodate a student population growing at 4.5 percent each year.