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In the News: New Democratic Divide on Charter Schools Emerges, as Support Plummets Among White Democrats

The divide may factor into the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination and into debates about education reform.

In the News: Proposed Law Would Require Illinois Children to Start School by Age 5, Threatening Kindergarten Redshirting

Illinois legislators are considering a bill that would prevent parents from holding their children back from starting kindergarten, a practice known as academic redshirting. A review of the research on redshirting at the kindergarten level finds that the practice, on average, has few benefits and considerable costs.

In the News: Can We Fix the Schools? (Maybe Not.)

What to make of a study finding that the achievement gap between students with low and high socioeconomic status has barely budged over the past 50 years?

In the News: School Choice and Lotteries in D.C., New Orleans, and Beyond

As public school choice grows, more cities are relying on centralized application processes to match as many students as possible to their top-ranked schools.

In the News: Only 7 Black Students Got Into Stuyvesant, N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots

How have other school districts handled the issue of low numbers of students from minority groups gaining admission to selective schools?

In the News: The War on Poverty Remains a Stalemate

Despite efforts to narrow the gap in academic achievement between those born into families with the highest and lowest levels of education and household resources, the gap remains wide.

In the News: Does Homework Really Help Students Learn?

An ed school professor, a new fourth grade teacher, and a college student discuss what quality homework looks like, how it can help children learn, and how schools can equip teachers to design it, evaluate it, and facilitate parents’ role in it.

In the News: Democrats Have Taken Over Education Reform

Will the progressive capture of education reform undermine the quality and effectiveness of the movement’s work?

In the News: Millennials Are More Likely to Support School Choice — a SXSWedu Panel Reveals Why

According to recent polls, adults who were born between 1981 and 1996 tend to think favorably about charter schools, vouchers, and other types of education options.

In the News: The First Lady Watched School Kids Coloring in Tulsa. The Turks Saw Links to Terrorism.

The First Lady's visit was to a public charter school alleged to be connected to supporters of Fetullah Gulen.

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