Nevada Supreme Court: Education Savings Accounts Are Constitutional, Funding Mechanism Isn’t – by Education Next

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of Nevada yesterday upheld the constitutionality of the nation’s most expansive educational choice law. However, the court ruled that the funding mechanism the legislature adopted is unconstitutional. If the legislature creates a new funding mechanism–as it could and should in a special session–then ...

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Shanker Blog: Economic Segregation in New York City Schools

Shanker Blog: Economic Segregation in New York City Schools Although student segregation by race and ethnicity is well documented in U.S. public schools, the body of evidence on the related outcome of economic school segregation (e.g., by income) is considerably smaller (Reardon and Owens 2014). In general, economic segregation of ...

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Virtual Reality Digs Into Brick-and-Mortar Schools – by Michael B. Horn

As the hype around virtual reality in education swells, new developments show that the movement may have some staying power this time around. Although much of the buzz has centered on the Facebook-owned $ 600 Oculus Rift, which has yet to make a strong push into education, two other developments have caught my eye over the past few ...

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The Becoming Radical: Disciplinary Bias by Race and Gender Begins in Preschool

The Becoming Radical: Disciplinary Bias by Race and Gender Begins in Preschool As reported by Cory Turner for NPR: “What we found was exactly what we expected based on the rates at which children are expelled from preschool programs,” Gilliam says. “Teachers looked more at the black children than the white children, and they ...

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