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Study says support for school principals leads to better test scores

by Erika Beras Apr 8, 2019
The report is based on a program of investment in 1,100 principals.
The report is based on a program of investment in more than 1,100 principals.
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Back-to-school budgets: How much are you spending?

by Marketplace Staff Jul 31, 2018
We want to know what your expenses are and how you keep costs down.
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Home day cares are disappearing across California

by Priska Neely Apr 2, 2018
Finding child care in California, especially for infants, is getting harder to do. The number of licensed home day cares has steeply declined in the state with thousands closing the last decade. Since 2008, the state has seen a 26…

How recess can make students better job candidates

by David Brancaccio Dec 19, 2017
Giving students short breaks each day can do a lot.
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Could work-based learning help rural towns prepare students for a new economy close to home?

by Marketplace Contributor Aug 14, 2017
One small fishing town in Maine is trying something new to help the next generation gain valuable work skills: a new charter school focused on the idea of work-based learning — designed to put students into the community and expose…
Sixth-grader Easton Dundore shovels mulch used to grow vegetables inside a student-designed hoop house at the Harpswell Coastal Academy in Harpswell, Maine.
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Budget standoffs in three states result in government shutdowns

by Marielle Segarra Jul 3, 2017
Illinois isn't the only state with budget woes.
A view of the New Jersey State House, the area's capitol building.
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The Common Application gets an update

by Amy Scott May 29, 2017
The application used by thousands of high school students to apply to colleges is going to get a new version, one that tailors to a large but under-recognized portion of the student population. The Common Application will roll out an…

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Gap years: just for the rich?

by David Brancaccio Oct 19, 2016
Taking time off between high school and college is becoming increasingly popular.
A view of Harvard University.
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Why perseverance and curiosity are just as important as 'academic' skills

by Amy Scott May 24, 2016
Writer Paul Tough joins us to talk about his new book "Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why."
Skills instilled during early childhood are crucial for long-term success, writer Paul Tough says.
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For working parents, summer break is no vacation

by Rowan Moore Gerety May 23, 2016
With school out, what to do with the kids is a constant dilemma.
Wanda Gomez registers voters outside a grocery store during her sons’ spring break. Her sons say “Today is a pool day,” but Gomez has to work.
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