Tennessee Nails Student Growth

In a new map of the U.S. that details student academic growth, Tennessee is a bright green beacon in a sea of purple. “If you are looking for Tennessee on a student growth map, just look for the bright green rectangle in the mid South,” Kevin Huffman, former state education chief of Tennessee, said on Twitter. “That’s us.”…

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Studies Shed Light on Merits of Montessori Education

Montessori schools have many loyal devotees and they’re certainly rising in popularity among American parents. But are they any better than traditional schools, or other progressive teaching philosophies? You’d think we’d know the answer to that question by now. Montessori schools have been around for more than a hundred years, dating back to Maria Montessori’s…

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Baltimore Schools Shuttered Amid Heating Crisis

Public schools in Baltimore were closed Thursday after the Baltimore Teachers Union demanded they be shuttered until officials can properly assess and fix heating problems that came to a head this week amid consecutive days of freezing weather. “Kids can’t learn and teachers can’t teach in freezing classrooms and in schools with no heat, frozen…

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Michigan Students Count Way to a College A

At the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, about 8,000 students have earned their ordinary course grades in an unusual way. They start out the semester with a zero, but each has the opportunity to earn an A by racking up points. The professor determines how many points each assignment or test is worth, and there’s…

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