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Cold-Weather Closures Expose Years of Underinvestment in Urban Schools

Thanks to a generation of underfunding, many big-city school districts now face deteriorating buildings and billions of dollars in maintenance needs.


In School Funding Court Battles, There's Been a Winning Shift

The legal strategy to get states to provide adequate education funding has changed -- and it's working in schools' favor.

This May Be the Key to Graduating At-Risk Students

It turns out that how long a mentor sticks around can have a huge impact. One organization is working with schools to follow kids from kindergarten to graduation, and it's expanding to more cities.

Are Your Schools Tracking Absenteeism the Right Way?

Better data is helping schools find new ways to keep kids in classrooms.