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Who's Running Your School District?

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on Sep 14, 2011 03:42pm

We rounded up a handful of big-city superintendents and school officials who've been groomed one of the most influential names in the school reform movement.

With New School Year Comes Barrage of High-Stakes Tests

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on Sep 8, 2011 10:41am

Over the course of a decades-long accountability movement, test scores have increasingly been used to monitor school performance -- with millions in funding dollars attached.

Headed Back to Class? We've Got Songs to Start the School Year Off Right

by Bryan Gerhart on Sep 2, 2011 9:00AM

Whether you're nostalgic for your playground days or worrying about how to pay back student loans, we've got a playlist that will help ease you into another school year.

Topics: Back to School, Arts & Culture

As College Students Return to School, They Pay More Than Ever For It

by Julianne Hing on Aug 26, 2011 10:43AM

The prestigious University of California system is the latest public school in which students are now paying more than the state. As a result, say researchers, black students in particular will graduate with massive debt.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Economy, Back to School

Cute Kids Alert! Images of Back-to-School Day, 2011

by Hatty Lee on Aug 26, 2011 9:19AM

We're always going on about the big, mean policy debates shaping public eduction. We figured we owed you a reminder of what it's all about: Adorable kids! Look, smile and send your own.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Back to School

The Education of Jose Pedraza: Why Fixing Schools Isn't Simple Math

by Julianne Hing on May 10, 2011 10:02AM

As the recession deepens, it also complicates the effort to undo decades of educational disparities. Julianne Hing reports from Los Angeles' public schools.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Back to School, Education Reform