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Education

Tears, politics and money: School boards become battle zones

Local school boards around the country are increasingly becoming cauldrons of anger and political division, boiling with disputes over such issues as COVID-19 mask rules, the treatment of transgender students and how to teach the history of racism and slavery in America. Meetings that were once orderly, even boring, have turned ugly. School board elections

Education

Push to reopen schools could leave out millions of students

President Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by late April, but even if that happens, it is likely to leave out millions of students, many of them minorities in urban areas. “We’re going to see kids fall further and further behind, particularly low-income students of color,” said

Opinion

Opinion: Education Innovation Needed Now More Than Ever

Have you ever taken time to appreciate your local grocery store? Standing in the checkout line at Wegmans last week, I noted my selections — chorizo, milk, Cheerios, sushi. The gentleman ahead of me chose tomatoes, mushrooms and beer. The lady behind — Ezekiel bread and almond butter. Each of us purchased wildly different foods

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