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Public School Shakedown

Jack Schneider and Jennifer Berkshire explore the growing, unregulated world of school marketing. more

Apr 27, 2017 1:36 PM Multimedia

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Michael Vadon

Donald Trump and Betsy Devos are enamored with school vouchers. Their commitment persists despite the idea's sordid racial history, opposition from the civil rights community, constitutional problems, and proof that vouchers don't help students. more

Apr 25, 2017 10:59 PM Public School Shakedown

Parents want communication, not standardization. more

Apr 20, 2017 1:18 PM Public School Shakedown

Erie, Pennsylvania schools’ plight is the heartbreaking reality for school districts across the country. But, it’s a story anyone who cares about students needs to hear. more

Apr 12, 2017 11:06 AM Public School Shakedown

A look at lesser-known decisions by Trump's high court nominee show how students, teachers, and the disabled have been hurt. more

Apr 5, 2017 9:32 AM Public School Shakedown 3 Comments

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Benefits of ethnic studies programs go far beyond academics, helping students trust their education, and empowering them to become engaged to improve their schools. more

Mar 27, 2017 2:26 PM Public School Shakedown

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The opt-out numbers are so high that whatever data is being gathered from testing is useless in terms of representing district-wide learning. more

Mar 24, 2017 12:00 PM Public School Shakedown

Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider talk to Tressie McMillan Cottom about the rise of for-profit colleges that saddle low-income students with debt and questionable credentials. And are K-12 schools going the same way? more

Mar 22, 2017 1:11 PM Public School Shakedown

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Nic McPhee

We could be years away from knowing what the new education law will bring. That’s because education policy is like the worst game of telephone ever. Here’s how. more

Mar 22, 2017 9:14 AM Public School Shakedown

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Emily Kaplan

These young people from war torn parts of the world describe themselves as friendly, hard-working, responsible, dependable. To a visitor, other adjectives come to mind as well: worldly, resilient, strong. more

Mar 15, 2017 1:50 PM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments

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Joe Brusky

Recent research reveals that students who use school vouchers fare significantly worse than their public school peers. But who is reading the data? more

Mar 1, 2017 4:23 PM Public School Shakedown 1 Comments

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schoolchoiceweek

DeVos's cynical assertion that spending money on public schools doesn't help students comes out of punitive policies advocated by Democrats. Thanks, Obama. more

Feb 24, 2017 3:01 PM Public School Shakedown

“Anytime and anywhere” looks like a costly approach to education. more

Feb 17, 2017 12:44 PM Public School Shakedown

Opposition to her nomination was important. What happens next matters even more. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:12 PM Public School Shakedown

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Victoria Pickering

What happened with the Secretary of Education nominee’s confirmation is actually a win for public school advocates. more

Feb 6, 2017 2:16 PM Public School Shakedown

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Victoria Pickering

Perhaps even Republicans can’t embrace the idea of public education as a “business.” more

Feb 2, 2017 10:36 AM Public School Shakedown

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Victoria Pickering

Students, teachers, parents, and public school advocates object to her conflicts of interest, dark money connections and, oh yeah, her utter lack of familiarity with public education. more

Jan 31, 2017 10:31 AM Public School Shakedown

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Sarah Lahm

An early morning rally in front of Minneapolis’s Green Central Community School brings together parents, students, teachers and advocates for racial, economic and immigration justice. “Our schools have to be sanctuaries.” more

Jan 25, 2017 10:34 AM Public School Shakedown

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PDPics

Beyond saying “no” to Betsy DeVos, what are progressives doing for public education? Two places to watch. more

Jan 18, 2017 2:16 PM Public School Shakedown

She can’t wave a magic wand and privatize schools. But she can make life hell for America’s most vulnerable students. more

Jan 9, 2017 12:00 AM Public School Shakedown

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