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June 10, 2016

A new analysis from the U.S. Department of Education shows that chronic absenteeism impacts students in all parts of the country and is prevalent among all races, as well as students with disabilities. The first-ever national comprehensive data collected on chronic absenteeism reveal that more than 6 million students—or 13 percent of all students—missed at least 15 days of school in the 2013-14 school year. The data paint a striking picture of how many students miss three weeks or more of school each year.

by Robin Lake of Center on Reinventing Public Education
June 9, 2016
No one doubts that suspension and expulsion rates in too many public schools are far too high. This is true in both charter and district-run schools. No school should treat a child, much less a troubled one, as a problem to be rid of.
by SchoolBook

New York City is hailed as one of the most important cities in the world, yet its public school system is stuck decades behind when it comes to integration and inclusion. What kind of communities do we want, in our children’s schools and our neighborhoods? And what will it take to get there? WNYC is raising the questions and fostering conversations that we hope will lead us all someplace new.

By Catherine Gewertz
June 7, 2016

New federal civil rights data released Tuesday show that black and Latino high school students are being shortchanged in their access to high-level math and science courses that could prepare them for college.

By Evie Blad
June 7, 2016

New federal data show a continuing deep gulf between the educational experiences of traditionally disadvantaged student groups and their peers on a broad range of indicators, findings that follow years of efforts by government and advocacy groups to level the playing field in U.S. public schools.

By Moriah Balingit
June 7, 2016

D.C. Public Schools officials backed off a decision to house elementary school students in the same building as a high school alternative program following an outcry from parents who said they worried for the safety of their young children.

By Perry Stein
June 7, 2016

Tucked into the plan the D.C. Council unanimously approved Tuesday to raise the city’s hourly minimum wage to $15 by 2020 was an amendment to study an even more radical idea: a basic income.

June 2, 2016

When students get suspended from school for a few days, they may not be the only ones who miss out. A report released today by UCLA's Civil Rights Project tries for the first time to quantify the full social cost of so-called "exclusionary discipline."

by The Education Week Research Center
June 2, 2016

Graduation rates are on the rise again. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, the on-time graduation rate for the nation's public high schools has reached another all-time high.

JUNE 2, 2016

Almost two-thirds of students who enter community colleges every year are judged to be academically not ready to engage in college-level coursework.1 In order to enroll, these students typically must take one or more “remedial” or “developmental” math or English courses2 that will not count toward their college degree.

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