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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.
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by Bryan Gerhart on September 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.
by Julianne Hing on August 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.
by Hatty Lee on August 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.
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.