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Understanding the Fundamental Cost of Education

By Charles A. Luke, Ed.D. In today’s volatile economic and political climate education stands out as a topic that seems to polarize people in one camp or the other. Of all the educational issues that we disagree about, the cost of education appears to be one of the most divisive. Some peopl...

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Advanced Placement participation and scores increase in Texas

Participation in Advanced Placement (AP) tests by Texas public school students was up by 4 percent in the 2011-2012 school year. According to data from the College Board, performance increased for all students by 9.1 percent, with African-American and Hispanic students showing the greatest gain in p...

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Villarreal, school advocates urge state leaders to undo cuts

By Robert T. Garrett, Dallas Morning News Reporter A Democratic lawmaker and other public school advocates on Tuesday urged state leaders next session to use “newly disclosed” billions in revenue that exceeds official state forecasts to start undoing last year’s education cuts. S...

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West vs Asia education rankings are misleading

by MacGregor Campbell MacGregor Campbell is a science and technology journalist, MIT graduate, and Correspondent at New Scientist Magazine. Western schoolchildren are routinely outperformed by their Asian peers, but worrying about it is pointless. MATHEMATICS and science are as essential to moder...

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