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 Family by Family, How School Segregation Still Happens
Decisions in a district in Upper Manhattan offer a look at a persistent problem in public education that, for now, is without a solution.

 Vouchers Found to Lower Test Scores in Washington Schools
An Education Department study found that students who switched to private schools under the system had lower results than their peers, but found their new schools safer by a large margin.

 Most New York City Schools Had High Lead Levels, Retests Find
In a second round of water testing, 83 percent of school buildings had at least one outlet with levels above the E.P.A.?s threshold for action.

 SUNY Is Set to Make Kristina Johnson, an Engineer, Its Chancellor
She will arrive at a time when state funding as a percentage of operating costs is down and colleges are under pressure to increase access for low-income students.

 Beverly Hills to boot non-district K-8 pupils
After more than four hours of emotional and sometimes contentious debate, the Beverly Hills Unified School District approved a controversial proposal Tuesday to boot out more than 400 out-of-district students.

 ?At hope? kids better than ?at risk??

Sen. Rosa Franklin, D-Tacoma, is sponsoring a bill this session that would replace references to low-income children such as "disadvantaged," and "at-risk" with a more-positive term, "at hope." Decades ago, poor children became known as "disadvantaged." Then they were "at-risk." Now, a Washington lawmaker wants to replace those euphemisms with a new one: "at hope."


 Hawaii legislators seek to lengthen school year
Stuck with the nation's shortest school year, Hawaii lawmakers will consider proposals for longer and more school days when this year's legislative session opens Wednesday.

 Loophole frees mentally ill youth offenders

In this undated file photo provided by Jan Henry, her husband Todd Henry is shown playing a guitar in Tyler, Texas. Todd Henry, a special education teacher, was fatally stabbed by a student at the school.Recent slaying cases highlight the complexities of a 1997 law meant to keep mentally ill juveniles from being held in detention centers where they can't get proper treatment.


 Jeremy Corbyn pledges to plug 'school funding black hole'
Labour's Jeremy Corbyn tells head teachers he will plug a 3bn gap in school funding in England.

 School funding: Shorter school week should be considered, say head teachers
Introducing a four-and-a-half day week in England would be a last resort, head teachers say.

 Sats tests: Exam results 'manipulated for political agenda'
Head teachers express concerns that exam results can be manipulated by politicians and their agencies.

 Head teachers vote to oppose grammar school expansion
The National Association of Head Teachers backed moves to reject a new wave of grammar schools.