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Seventy-three percent of Wisconsin students who received a state voucher to attend private school this year were already enrolled in private school last year, according to data released in October.
The gap in language skills between children from low-income families and those from affluent homes becomes evident when children are as young as 18 months old, new research shows.
China is planning to overhaul its education system and may be looking at Finland — where schools consistently perform at top levels — as a model.
Home care workers who care for the elderly and the disabled will now be protected by minimum wage and overtime laws.
Indiana’s right-to-work law was struck down by a judge who found the law violates a section of the state constitution that bars delivery of services “without just compensation.”
When reform-minded North Carolina legislators eliminated raises for advanced education degrees — along with tenure — their idea was to have performance pay replace it. Educators say that hasn’t happened.
The AFL-CIO announced it will involve progressive organizations and nonunion members in its efforts to better represent and fight for the rights of all workers.
Mentoring programs aim to provide children with a relationship with a caring adult beyond family, teachers or other adults outside of school. When mentoring programs are based in schools, they often seek to improve students’ academic performance, usually with mentors providing tutoring or homework help. New research finds that the academic help has less effect on a child’s school performance than the quality of the relationship between the mentor and student.