Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos speaks in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Confirmation hearings for Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump's billionaire nominee for education, start on Jan. 11. Here's what you need to know about her past legislative actions and proposals.
Are single-sex schools better?
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Separating girls and boys takes away opportunities to learn from one another. It also encourages stereotyping and sexism.
Suzi Ailes, right, and Kris Smith study schoolwork for SusQ-Cyber Charter School in their home in Milton, Pennsylvania.
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What Betsy DeVos, an advocate of school-choice initiatives and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, as well as the rest of us need to know about cyber charter schools.
A campaign for Los Angeles Unified School District school board candidates.
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The involvement of large wealthy donors in local schools is influencing who gets elected to govern on school boards. Why does it matter?
What do you need to know about test score reports?
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Eleven states have introduced a new test score. Here's what you need to know.
Homeschooling is a growing trend in America. Children learning at Woodlands Nature Station in Kentucky.
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The number of homeschoolers in America is growing. Who are these new homeschoolers and what's the impact on the public school system?
School garden projects are becoming hugely popular. Over 25 percent of public elementary schools include garden-based learning. Do these gardens improve the education and health of young people?
Should the government both manage and regulate school systems in Australia?
Responsibility for the operation of public schools needs to be separated from the policymaking and regulatory functions and put into a separate authority.
Charter schools: here to stay?
Charters schools are here to stay. More than three million students are enrolled in 6,700 charter schools across 42 states.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten visiting Mercy Catholic College in the northern Perth suburb of Koondoola on Monday.
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Bill Shorten on Wednesday will launch a campaign to exploit Malcolm Turnbull's suggestion that it would be logical for state governments to take over full funding responsibility for public schools.
The government’s proposal looks like nothing more than a cost shifting exercise.
The prime minister's proposal to cease federal funding for public schools is a response to a budgetary problem, not a way to improve educational outcomes.
Do school voucher programs help improve educational outcomes?
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A recent study on school vouchers shows that the program may be harming kids' academic achievement, at least in math. What's missing here? Are test scores the only way to judge a program?
Labor has announced it would fully fund Gonski if it wins government.
Labor has announced it will commit to fully funding Gonski, with a reform package costing $37.3 billion over the next decade.
But is this actually what the Gonski review recommended?
Are textbooks having an impact on the framing of race issues?
Textbook language can influence thinking. So, what do some textbooks say on issues of race?
Who’s in charge of America’s schools?
Newark's children are no better off even after Mark Zuckerberg pumped $100 million to improve public schools. What opportunities have been lost? What lessons have we learned?
Should schools rethink their schedule?
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Some public schools have switched to a four-day school week. What does it change?
It mightn’t be fancy, but here’s why it’s my choice.
I am embarking on the enrolment process for my daughter at the moment and I have chosen the local state school. It runs at an average on the My School website, below average on like schools, and it has had a long reputation for being rough. So why have I chosen it?
The atmosphere in classrooms in Finland is more relaxed.
October 5 is World Teachers' Day. How about paying some attention to how teachers experience their work? Do teachers in Finland have more autonomy when compared to those in the US?
Children walk home from school in a Nairobi slum.
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Kenya's free primary and secondary education policies don't benefit the country's poorest children.
Introducing a new type of school will only make things worse for Australia’s already inequitable system.
Feeding yet more choice and competition into a system that has such distorted forms of both can only compound our problems.