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No Howard Co. juniors face required redistricting

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Howard Co., Md., faces not only overcrowding but wide gaps in terms of socioeconomic status of families at its diverse schools.

Teacher ed leaders take stand against quackery

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A report released by hundreds of deans and other leaders of teacher colleges across the country says counterproductive forces are at work.

Maybe we turned a corner in empowering women

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The #MeToo movement isn't over yet, not by a long shot. Everywhere, including in high schools, women and men are just starting to get it.

Tech leaders, all female, say change is needed

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There's more to equality than the number of women promoted in technology-related careers or companies; end sexism.

Penn. school funding fight can proceed to trial

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A nationally famous school funding case can proceed to trial, the Penn. Supreme Court ruled. The decision could affect schools everywhere.

ACT achievement gap (poverty) worse than feared

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ACT data from the graduating class of 2016 show a wide achievement gap between white/Asian students and those from low-income familes. Anybody care?

Opaque leggings now OK at Evanston Twp.

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Should schools prohibit girls from wearing leggings? If so, what does that say about equality of the sexes in our public schools?

‘This Week’ in the IL school funding mess

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School funding in IL has a due date tomorrow, and it still seems to be in limbo at the center of mostly bipartisan politics and games.

Living in poverty adversely affects education

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The Great Recession brought poverty to many families that were not living in poverty prior to 2008, a new study has shown.

IL needs to pass a state budget and quick

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The state of Illinois has failed to pass a budget, and schools are drawing on reserves and finding other ways to cut expenses—just to stay open.