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Who's Running Your School District? Infographic

Who’s Running Your School District?

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on September 14 2011, 3:42PM

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.

Topics: Back to School, Schools & Youth

With New School Year Comes Barrage of High-Stakes Tests Infographic

With New School Year Comes Barrage of High-Stakes Tests

by Julianne Hing, Hatty Lee on September 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.

Topics: Back to School

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

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

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Back to School

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

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

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.

Topics: Back to School, Economy, Schools & Youth

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

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

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.

Topics: Back to School, Schools & Youth

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

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: Back to School, Education Reform, Schools & Youth