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President George H.W. Bush in 1990. Mark Reinstein/www.shutterstock.com

George H.W. Bush laid the foundation for education reform

Though his education initiative staggered while he was in office, the late former President George H.W. Bush had an influence that continues to shape education policy, an education historian says.
Though many of Thomas Jefferson’s educational policies were never passed during his lifetime, they became the foundation of federal education today. Portrait by Mather Brown / Wikimedia Commons

Federal role in education has a long history

Trump has ordered a task force to look into the federal government's role in schools. Where does this executive order fit in the country's long history of federal versus state educational policies?
School closure over the summer widens the achievement gap between classes. School chair image via www.shutterstock.com

How community schools can beat summer learning loss for low-income students

The learning loss that occurs over the summer for poor students can lead to a growing academic achievement gap in subsequent years. What are community schools and how do they help low-income students?

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