How a group of teachers in Nashville is bridging the public-private divide

by Natasha Senjanovic Jun 10, 2019
The educators behind the new cooperative model hope to take it to schools nationwide.
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Why the former education secretary says "education runs on lies"

by Amy Scott and Maria Hollenhorst Sep 3, 2018
There's a disconnect between politicians' words on education and their actions, says Arne Duncan.
Then-Secretary of Education Arne Duncan meets with student chefs during a high school culinary contest in 2012.
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"Money is never enough,” the former federal education secretary says

by Amy Scott and Maria Hollenhorst Jul 24, 2018
We need high expectations for kids along with investment in schools, Arne Duncan says.
Then-Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks with second-graders at Paul Revere Elementary school in San Francisco in 2009
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Back-to-school supplies are a little more expensive — and complicated

by Carrie Barber and Paulina Velasco Aug 11, 2017
An Ohio business wants to pick out those specific items for you and deliver it to school.
Back-to-school supplies can add up.
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Chicago students will need proof of a post-high school plan to graduate

by Reema Khrais Jul 5, 2017
Across the country, public school leaders are always brainstorming, trying to come up with big — and sometimes flashy — ideas to help push more kids to the finish line. The latest one comes from Chicago Public Schools. It said…

How LAUSD raised the bar for chicken lunches

by Kai Ryssdal May 3, 2017
The school district looked for quality in the food and the supply chain, and 'no one could meet their standards,' L.A. Times reporter says.
School children pick up their lunches from the cafeteria at the Normandie Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles.

New study finds wide disparities nationally in per-child spending

by Amy Scott Apr 26, 2017
Education, health and social services can be impacted by where children live.

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Chicago public schools face financial crisis

by Amy Scott Oct 11, 2016
The school is reeling from funding cutbacks and mounting debts.
Chicago teachers picketing during a one-day strike in April. 
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Another school year, another year of teacher shortages

by Reema Khrais Sep 15, 2016
Teacher shortages are significant in special education, math and science.
Many public schools are struggling to find and retain teachers.
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Flint schools face a long-term lead problem

by Raghu Manavalan Jan 28, 2016
Flint's public schools already faced a $10 million budget deficit before the lead crisis.
Justin Roberson, age 6, and Mychal Adams, age 1, wait on a stack of bottled water at the Heavenly Host Baptist Church January 17, 2016 in Flint, Michigan.
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