Laura Edghill

Laura Edghill is a freelance writer, church communications director, and public school board member living in Clinton Township, Mich., with her engineer husband and three sons. She is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute's mid-career course. Follow Laura on Twitter @LTEdghill.

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New Orleans charter schools set to return to local control

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 5/13/16, 02:53 pm

More than a decade after a catastrophic hurricane swept in the largest urban school reform program in U.S. history, Louisiana is poised to return more than 50 New Orleans charter schools to local control.

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School responds to parent protests over busing to religious classes

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 5/03/16, 03:00 pm

A public school settled out-of-court last week with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois regarding a longstanding practice of busing students an hour early to school for optional religious instruction.

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High-school seniors fail to improve on national report card

Education
by Laura Edghill
Posted 4/28/16, 12:25 pm

Nationwide testing results released this week show largely stagnant achievement rates and some declines for high-school seniors in 2015 compared to two years earlier.

The results, termed the “Nation’s Report Card,” come from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which is given biennially to a carefully selected sampling of more than 30,000 students around the country. This NAEP report contains math and reading scores for the nation’s seniors.

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