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Worst of Detroit Schools to Be Moved to New System

Roy Roberts, left, the emergency manager of the Detroit school district and Gov. Rick Snyder shake hands at a news conference in Detroit....The worst of Detroit's schools will be pulled out of the district and placed in a new system that gives principals and staff more control over spending, hiring and improvement efforts.

How to Help Summer Learning Go On

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Sorry, Middle Class Kids, No School for You: British Education Reform Would Favor the Poor

A proposal for sweeping national education reform includes a provision to allow hundreds of academies and free schools to pick and choose...Britain may ration education, favoring the poor.

State Laws Punishing Parents for the Sins of the Children

"Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to...Should parents be graded and fined for their children's poor school behavior?

Why Do So Many Boys Not Care About School?

Over the last 40 years, the United States has seen a remarkable change in the academic success of boys and girls. In 1970, 58 percent of college...More and more, it's girls who do well academically and boys who are losing ground.

Obama Prods Congress on Education Law Renewal

President Barack Obama speaks at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Va., Monday, March 14, 2011. WASHINGTON (AP) -...President Barack Obama asked Congress on Monday to rewrite the nation's main education law before the new school year starts in September.

What Would You Do if Your Child's School Closed for Good?

Education is under fire in many states. Credit: Peter Prengaman, AP Imagine you send your child to the public school in your...With budgets being slashed across the nation, even education is on the chopping block.

Should Letter Grades Be Eliminated?

One Iowa school might ditch letter grades in favor of "standards-based reporting." Credit: Corbis The Des Moines Register reports that...An Iowa school board has proposed eliminating letter grades in middle school and replace them with "standards-based reporting."

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