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Benefits of After School Programs in Question as Federal Funding Discussed

As the federal government sets to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), experts debate the benefits of funding after school programs.

Opinion: Healthier School Lunches Benefit Country as a Whole

Retired general Samuel E. Ebbeson uses his unique perspective to urge schools to not back off from developing healthier lunches that tackle the growing trend of childhood obesity.

30 Favorite Questions for Future Teachers

Principals share their favorite teacher interview questions, getting to the heart of applicants' skills and passion.

Educator's Letter Calls Common Core Standards Limiting

The fifth and most recent letter in a series between two award-winning principals on both sides of the common core debate shows one educator's passionate disagreement with the Common Core State Standards.

Testing Update: Idaho Reports Few Opt-Outs of ISAT

When the district of Madison pulled 5,200 of its students out of the Iowa's state-administered exam, the state wondered if the potential to not meet the 95 percent threshold would jeopardize $11.6 million of its federal funding. So far, districts across Idaho have otherwise reported few opt-outs, according to the CDA Press.

Data from One State's Schools Provide Insight into Vaccine Exemption

Data obtained from the Department of Education concerning the prevalence of vaccine exemptions in New York public schools reveals that the majority of students have been vaccinated and that it's a challenge to obtain an exemption in the Empire State, according to a recent report by WNYC News.

Study Shows Wealthy Districts Behind State's "Opt-Out" Movement

A study conducted by an education-advocacy group has determined that nine out of 10 of the districts with the highest number of opt-outs from New York standardized tests are wealthy districts.