On Education


October 2009


The Saga of the Suspended 6-Year-Old

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Last week, 6-year-old Zachary Christie, a student at Downes Elementary School in Newark, Del., decided to bring a camping utensil that can serve as a fork, spoon, bottle opener, and folding knife to school to use at lunch. He had recently joined the Cub Scouts and was excited to use the tool, but ...

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education
K-12 education

Report Shows Narrowing Achievement Gap Between Different Student Groups

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Finally, some good news when it comes to the educational prowess of America's public school students: The results of a recently released national study assert that the achievement gap—or the difference in achievement levels between various subgroups of students—is narrowing between advantaged and ...

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standardized tests
No Child Left Behind
public schools
high school
education