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The San Francisco school- board recall effort was led by parents Siva Raj (left) and Autumn Looijen.

School Board Shakeup in San Francisco

Arrogance, incompetence, and woke rhetoric trigger successful recall effort
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“It Felt Like Guerrilla Warfare”

Student achievement levels in the Nation’s Report Card: a brief history of “basic,” “proficient,” and “advanced”
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End the Birthday Bias

Age allowances in high-stakes tests are a proven boost for fairness
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Locally Elected School Boards Are Failing

Pandemic stress-tested school governance, revealing many flaws
Education Secretary Miguel Cardona watches as President Joe Biden speaks to students in a classroom during a visit to Luis Muñoz Marin Elementary School in Philadelphia, Friday, March 11, 2022.

New Biden Rules Would Slow Charter Growth

Parents, governors register objections to proposed changes
Teachers and supporters march from the MPS Nutrition Center to the John B. Davis Education Service Center during a rally in the first day of the teachers strike Tuesday, March 8, 2022. This is the city district's first teachers strike since 1970.

Inflation Will Put Districts in a Pickle

Adding pressure to salary negotiations for teachers and staff
Parents and schoolchildren demonstrate their support for charter schools and protest the racial achievement gap in New York City.

The Bigger Picture of Charter School Results

A National Analysis of System-Level Effects on Test Scores and Graduation Rates
Bard College President Leon Botstein, pictured here in his office on Bard’s main campus, first wrote about reimagining “what the education of adolescents ought to be” in Jefferson’s Children , a book published in 1997.

Bringing College into High Schools

Bard’s High School Early Colleges offer a model for students to earn an associate degree by the end of 12th grade

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