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10,000 Ohio 3rd Graders Could Be Held Back Under New Law

Posted 10.22.2012 | Education

As many as 10,000 students across Ohio could be held back to repeat the third grade under the new "Third Grade Reading Guarantee" law. The intent ...

More States Requiring Students To Repeat A Grade: Is It The Right Thing To Do?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Thousands of third-graders may have a sense of déjà vu on the first d...

The Lesson of the Cupcakes: Fix Schools by Resisting Gimmicks and Heeding Evidence

Kevin Welner | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education
Kevin Welner

There are no miracle cures or magic beans. If we increase opportunities to learn, the result will be more learning; if we deny opportunities to learn, the result is equally predictable.

America's Public Schools: Still Unequal And Unjust

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The struggle to make sure a quality education is available to every child -- and not just a privilege for a few -- is the unfinished and critical business before the nation for it will determine America's future place on the global stage in a rapidly changing competitive world.