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Dec 17, 2017
Teachers Around The Country React To Investigation Into Ballou High School
We've heard from teachers nationwide about our investigation into Ballou High School. They say they see the same where they are: chronic absenteeism and pressure on teachers to pass students.

Dec 16, 2017
Hi, Robot: Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley
Guest bloggers Henry Wellman and Kimberly Brink reflect on their new study shedding light on how adults, older children and young children perceive human-like robots — and what the future might hold.

Dec 16, 2017
Washington Did A Lot This Week And America's Schools Will Feel It
Changes to net neutrality and more on what the tax bill means for education, parents and students.

Dec 15, 2017
Grand Jury Report On Penn State Hazing Finds 'Indignities And Depravities'
The report was triggered by one deadly incident, but members of the grand jury said they felt obligated to report the broader issues they uncovered — including rampant, dangerous misconduct.

Dec 15, 2017
Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Under The Taliban, How Can A Girl Attend School Undercover?
When Shabana Basij-Rasikh was six, the Taliban forbade girls from getting an education. Rather than giving in to their threats, she dressed up as a boy and went to a secret school for girls in Kabul.

Dec 15, 2017
Natural Disasters And The Implications Of Missing So Much School
Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding — this fall has brought a wave of natural disasters to the U.S. With that comes many days where schools are closed — and those absences add up.

Dec 14, 2017
Teen's Dramatic Video, Revealing His Acceptance By Harvard, Charms Internet
"All the hard work was worth it," Ayrton Little said. The video has been viewed more than 6 million times.

Dec 14, 2017
After Wildfires Destroyed Their Homes, Students Find Healing Help At School
Experiencing a natural disaster can traumatize children. After a devastating wildfire in California, some educators are using an unusual assignment to help students find comfort.

Dec 14, 2017
Five Years After Sandy Hook, Are Schools Safer?
It seemed like a moment when everything would change.

Dec 13, 2017
How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America's Classrooms
Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual travel, watching videos. Educators say it opens their classrooms to the world. The removal of net neutrality could change all that.


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Your source to discuss and learn about education in Georgia and the nation and share opinions and news with Maureen Downey.
Dec 17, 2017
Opinion: Rich white businessmen aren’t best judges of college presidents
Attorney Frank D. LoMonte is a professor of media law and director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida, a…

Dec 15, 2017
In tracking student leaders on social media, is Georgia Tech off track?
Matt Wolfsen was a high school junior in 2012 when a fired teacher stormed into his private high school in Jacksonville, Fla., and shot the headmistress…

Dec 14, 2017
Sam Olens out at KSU after failing to stand up for rights of cheerleaders who kneeled
The appointment of Sam Olens to the presidency of Kennesaw State University last year was political, and it was politics that led to his resignation today.…

Dec 13, 2017
GOP retools higher ed. Less regulation, more job training
Charged with updating the Higher Education Act, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce came up with the PROSPER Act — Promoting Real Opportunity, Success,…

Dec 11, 2017
Differentiated instruction: Snake oil or coconut oil?
I wrote a column a few years ago on differentiated instruction, calling it the coconut oil of education because of all its fabled curative powers: “It…

Dec 11, 2017
States now have more control over their schools. Will that improve them?
The Center on Education Policy at George Washington University surveyed state leaders on the Every Student Succeeds Act, the sequel to No Child Less Behind. Enacted two…

Dec 08, 2017
Telling the story of resegregation through Marietta High School
Should a school district losing middle-class white families labor to lure them back or focus on the students now walking through its doors? That’s one of…

Dec 07, 2017
Has Sam Olens lost credibility to lead KSU after misstep on cheerleader protest?
The AJC is reporting that Kennesaw State University President Sam Olens may be out of a job as a result of a bungled response to the…


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