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Blackstone Valley Prep cofounder Jeremy Chiappetta, right, with a student

Mission is Everything

The most celebrated word has been “every.” The most polarizing? “College.”
Names of some of Boston Latin School’s prominent graduates are on the walls of the school’s auditorium.

What I Learned Leading America’s First Public School

A culture of urgency, grounded in love, is essential, at “high-performing” and “underperforming” schools alike. And try to find a way to refill your cup.
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School Superintendents Head for the Exits

In big districts, brand-new leaders fill vacancies
About 200 people protested the removal of merit-based admissions at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia. The author is in the front, in pink.

How “Mama Bears” Won a Court Victory—and Helped Elect a Governor—in Virginia

Immigrant parents from Asia fight discrimination in admissions at a top high school
Parents protest at a meeting of the Loudoun County School Board in Ashburn, Virginia.

Parental Anxieties over Student Learning Dissipate as Schools Relax Anti-Covid Measures

But parent reports indicate some shift away from district schools to private, charter, and homeschooling alternatives
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Progress Is Possible

A longer-term look defies conventional narratives of an education system in decline
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Take Away Their Cellphones

… So we can rewire schools for belonging and achievement
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Deadline Looms for Borrowers Seeking Public Service Loan Forgiveness

As the Biden administration debates loan forgiveness, some 3 million student borrowers—many of them teachers—are eligible for more than $100 billion in debt relief. But do they know?

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