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What’s the Link Between a School’s Budget and Efficacy? Stanford University Challenges Prevailing Beliefs

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But if they have access to educational resources that help them catch up to their peers, they may have better test scores in eighth grade and therefore a high learning rate. For low SES homes, we provide technology and Internet access for the duration of the program.

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Black teachers matter, for students and communities

The Hechinger Report

This begins with expanding access to teaching jobs and continues by giving hardworking teachers a raise. Between 2003 and 2011, the white teaching workforce in Washington, D.C. When it comes to teachers’ roles in shaping anti-racist communities, it’s better to show than to tell.

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How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. Related: Will new standards improve elementary science education?

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A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South

The Hechinger Report

He brought in more than $15 million in federal and state funding for Race to the Top projects, magnet elementary themes and preschool. ohnson, a Little Rock native, came to the Arkansas side of the Delta in 2003 with Teach For America.

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When school districts fall into debt and can’t get out

The Hechinger Report

In 2003, before the Great Recession, Whitmore Lake was like thousands of other school districts across the country. In the elementary school, art classes were cut. The atrium of Whitmore Lake High School, part of a nearly $48 million capital campaign approved by voters in 2006.

It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One

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These stats come from a new, nationally representative survey of media use among children ages 8-18, by Common Sense Media, which has been tracking this since 2003. There could be a silver lining to children getting their first phones closer to elementary school than high school. Although lower-income teens spend more time consuming entertainment media, they are less likely to have access to laptops, and they spend more time doing homework on mobile phones instead.

‘You can’t help but to wonder’: Crumbling schools, less money, and dismal outcomes in the county that was supposed to change everything for black children in the South

The Hechinger Report

Here, some of the nation’s poorest and blackest school districts struggle to recruit qualified and experienced teachers, expand access to learning experiences that can give students more opportunities to succeed in college, and raise the money needed to fix or replace run-down buildings.