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“Equity Has To Be All About Excellence,” Says Winner of $3.9 Million Education Prize

"Unhelpful" professional development sent young Linda Darling-Hammond on a scholarly course
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To Combat Learning Loss, Schools Need to Overhaul the Industrial-Age Paradigm

The decline in academic gains may be steeper, but it’s not a new phenomenon
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Is Petting a Guinea Pig SEL? It’s Time to Call Out the Quacks

Leadership entails not only explaining what advocates think SEL should be but also what it isn’t
Incumbent Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, his wife Casey and their children on stage after speaking to supporters at an election night party after winning his race for reelection in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022.

What the 2022 Midterm Election Results Will Mean for Education Policy

The 2022 midterm elections were always going to offer voters a dubious choice. They could...
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NAEP Needs to Be Kept at Arm’s Length From Politics

It’s easier than you’d think for something as valuable as the national assessment to get sucked into today’s all-consuming political maw
The original Star-Spangled Banner, which flew over Fort McHenry in 1814 and inspired the words of our National Anthem, as it was displayed in what is now the National Museum of American History.

What’s the Point of Civics Education?

Not even one fourth of teachers rank knowledge of political and civic institutions as a top-three concern

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