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Attempts To Steer Poor Kids To College

College Board has specifically targeted smart but poor high school students with a mailing meant to help them apply to any of 8 schools. The response was tremendous.



Major Increase In The Number Of High Poverty Schools

Latest data show that one out of five public schools wins this “unwelcome designation” in which 75% or more of elementary, middle and high school students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.


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Private College And Universities In China

To meet enormous demands for higher education, hundreds of private colleges and universities have opened in China. From 20 schools in 2007, there are now 630.



Overhauling Early Education

The PreK-3 movement is ambitious, with connecting objectives — universal access to free public preschool, mandatory full day kindergarten and a seamless curriculum from PreK through third grade with increased parental involvement.


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Why Other Countries Beat Us In Science

China ranked first in science in 2009, averaging 73 points more than American kids, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more of our students lose interest in science before college.


Does Class Size Matter

by KYW’s Dr. Marciene Mattleman Fifty-two million kids are starting school this year and the National Education Association’s vice-president, Lily Ekelson, says there won’t be enough teachers to give them what they need. Although administrators […]