Anya Kamenetz

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An artificially intelligent computer system built by Google has just beaten the world’s best human, Lee Sedol of South Korea, at an ancient strateg...

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The video, taken at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, S. C. went viral last fall: A school safety officer flips a desk to the floor with a gir...

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U. S. Education Secretary John King announced findings of fraud against 91 separate campuses of the Corinthian Colleges at a press conference in ...

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More than half of public school students are members of minority groups, but 83 percent of their teachers are white. Half of students are boys, whi...

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High schools around the country are increasingly turning to external, providers for ”online credit recovery.” These courses, taken on a computer,...

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Think about our planet for a second. Earth has an elliptical — — orbit. That means we’re closer to the sun for one part of the year and far...

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In public radio’s mythical Lake Wobegon, ”all the women are strong, all the men are and all the children are above average.” The first two condit...

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The latest results of the test known as the Nation’s Report Card are in. They cover high school seniors, who took the test in math and reading last...

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Sleep has a big impact on learning. And not just when you do it in class. Sleep deprivation affects memory, cognition and motivation, and the effec...

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Imagine your bright young son or daughter comes to you, high school mortarboard in hand, and says, ”Mom, Dad, I’m not going to college next year.” ...

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This week Hillary Clinton was in Virginia to talk about women, family and workplace issues. She met at the Mug’n Muffin coffee shop with local part...

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In addition to the letter today to the nation’s school districts urging them to protect the rights of transgender students, the Education Departmen...

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On Friday morning, the Obama administration issued a ”Dear Colleagues” letter to the nation’s school districts spelling out what they can do to saf...

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Let’s pretend I asked you to run a mile as fast as you can. Now let’s pretend I asked you to run a mile as fast as you can, and if you broke nine m...

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Just across the train tracks from U. S. Route 321, in the town of North, S. C. nestled among mobile homes covered with red roses, sits the brick ...

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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 ...

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Have you ever seen a school data wall? In a struggling Newark, N. J. public school, I’ve seen bulletin boards showing the test scores of each grade...

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It’s a rare and remarkable view into America’s public schools and the challenges that continue some 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education: The...

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I’m hanging out with my daughter in the early evening, trying to keep her entertained and pull dinner together, when my phone buzzes. Normally I...

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feet up in the Colombian Andes, in the province of Boyacá, a little orange schoolhouse sits on a hillside dotted with flowers. students, ages 4...

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