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Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Va., is the top-ranked public high school in the country. Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images

An elite Virginia high school overhauled admissions for gifted students – here’s how to tell if the changes are working

Gifted education has long faced accusations of being elitist and excluding students of color. Will new changes prepare more students for elite colleges, or will they water down current curriculums?
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s new school will focus on teaching students about science and the music industry. David Livingston/Getty Images

New school planned by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine seeks to teach blend of skills to prepare students for real-world jobs

A new school proposed by music moguls Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine seeks to provide students with practical skills they can apply in entertainment and other fields. Is this a new model for education?
More than half of U.S. public school students are children of color, while most of their teachers are white. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

4 ways to get more Black and Latino teachers in K-12 public schools

Teacher turnover is higher among Black and Latino teachers than white teachers. An education policy expert explains what schools can do to reverse the trend.
Tonayvia Turner, 18, celebrating 2020 prom send-off in the backyard as her younger sister, Cece, fixes the train on her gown. Jovan Garvi

Prom send-offs celebrate Black girls and their communities

For Black girls in Chicago, the act of simply going to prom is often a full-scale production that features family, food and music.
Photos of graduating students are seen on lockers during a graduation ceremony at Magee Secondary School in Vancouver, on June 11, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

5 factors that contribute to students finishing high school

Relationships, inclusivity, anti-racism and flexibility matter. So does offering students learning opportunities, and supporting and following their transitions over time.
Safety precautions like wearing face masks and leaving space between desks are also important to limit the coronavirus’s spread. Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images

Reopening elementary schools carries less COVID-19 risk than high schools – but that doesn’t guarantee safety

New research points to why reopening elementary schools is the safest bet and what else needs to happen for schools to have the best chance of staying open.
Young Minnesota voters cast their ballots on March 3, before the coronavirus outbreak really set in for the U.S. Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

How to reach young voters when they’re stuck at home

Young voters are important to the continuity of democracy because voting at a young age leads to continued voting throughout life. This year more than most, they’ll have a hard time getting started.

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