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  • Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up

    Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up
    Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year.
  • Safety on campus

    As thousands of young people arrive at Virginia's colleges and universities for the start of a new semester, campus officials have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment for students. That includes protecting them from sexual violence, a...

    'A Promising Strategy': Longer School Day Provides A Boost

    Going back to school is bittersweet for even the most ardent young student, but some kids are happily returning to a school where the day is 100 minutes longer than usual. In fact, the attendance rate has climbed at Casimir Pulaski Elementary School in...

    Homework for parents as school starts

    Homework for parents as school starts
    Summer vacation is over. Not great news if you're a kid. But some of you parents may feel more than ready to send your charges back to school. But are you? Are you really? Here are a few things to consider. Vaccinations What to do? Make sure your...

    Arne Duncan: Testing vital but now "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many schools

    Arne Duncan: Testing vital but now "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many schools
    Too much testing is "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many American schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement today. That focus on testing is making it hard for teachers to implement new academic standards -- think Common Core...