Long before the ABCs and 123s

Education | State leaders find common ground in support for early childhood education
by Leigh Jones
Posted 12/05/18, 05:38 pm

Almost nothing about the 2018 midterm elections indicated U.S. politicians find much to agree on. But at the state level, at least one issue came up again and again in stump speeches and TV ads: early childhood education.

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Title IX sex assault rules officially changed

Education | Opponents decry the policy, but the Department of Education says it is fairer than before
by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/28/18, 03:48 pm

The U.S. Department of Education released its official rewrite of Title IX regulations just before Thanksgiving, serving up plenty for victims’ rights advocates to chew on. The holiday leftovers might be long gone, but DeVos-induced heartburn rages on.

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Smaller class size may not always be better

Education | International study questions conventional wisdom on student-teacher ratios
by Leigh Jones
Posted 11/21/18, 05:50 pm

U.S. schools have long emphasized small class sizes as the best environment for teaching and learning. But education experts don’t agree on the benefits, with dueling studies showing both significant and minimal effects.

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