States Look to Charters to Turn Around Failing Schools

State governments have become increasingly impatient with failing schools over the past decade. Since 2003, three states have implemented state-run school districts that take over failing schools with the goal of turning them around: Louisiana, Tennessee and Michigan.

Have Millennials Turned Away from Teaching Profession?

In what may prove to be another national socioeconomic trend with roots in California, education planners in a number of states are looking with alarm at the sudden drop of college students entering the teaching profession.

What’s the Future of iPads in Schools?

The iPad used to hold an exciting spot in education administrators’ minds. One-to-one programs that paired all teachers and students with an iPad gained traction. One educational technology expert called them the “cool, sexy device” that everyone wanted.

Video Game Designers Emerging As Forces Behind Ed Reform

bisoft has been at the forefront of efforts to bring the game industry into schools, with the U.S. Department of Education even tapping Cross to help raise awareness about the potential of video games as educational tools.

Schools Still Struggling with Influx of Unaccompanied Minors

A year after the height of the so-called surge, a weeks-long period last summer when tens of thousands of Central American children crossed illegally into the United States, education experts say the federal government has left the burden of educating and caring for these children to cash-strapped public schools.

Jeb Touts Education Record, Slams Hillary, De Blasio

One week into his presidential campaign, Jeb Bush has published an editorial aiming to burnish his education credentials among conservatives while sharply attacking the positions of Hillary Clinton.

Study Says Not Enough Minorities Are Receiving Special Education

Minority students are significantly less likely than their white peers to be identified as disabled and may lack access to special education services, despite claims they are disproportionately tracked into and placed in such programs, according to new federally funded research.

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