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AP classes have become increasingly common in high schools, prompting some to wonder whether they are still useful in college preparation. Experts discuss the evolution of these classes.

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From teacher strikes to school safety, 2018 was an eventful year in education. In the last episode of the year, Laura Meckler, Alyson Klein, and Erik Robelen reflect with host Nat Malkus on the top education stories of 2018 and look ahead to stories we should pay attention to in 2019.

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For the better part of two decades, school improvement has focused on raising the reading and math scores of low-performing students.

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In her new novel, “Adequate Yearly Progress,” Roxanna Elden offers a droll take on the posturing and cheerful self-deception that plagues 21st-century American schooling.

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get ready to go back to college

Academe should consider its role in permitting diplomas to become the capricious masters of opportunity.

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In this episode of “The Report Card with Nat Malkus,” Cara Stillings Candal and David Osborne examine lessons the country can learn from Massachusetts — the state with the highest-performing charters — and how the principles of autonomy and accountability can transform the entire public education system, instead of innovating around the edges with a few charter schools.

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president Obama reaches out to shake president bush's hand at the African American museum dedication in Washington DC

Often, the policies of the Bush and Obama years played out very differently than anticipated. What can we learn from these happy and unhappy accidents?

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In this episode of “The Report Card with Nat Malkus” on the AEI Education Podcast, Richard Rusczyk joins to talk about his work with gifted math students and math Olympiads through the Art of Problem Solving and what he thinks is missing from math education in the United States.

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On this episode of the “AEI Events Podcast,” authors Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff discuss their new book, “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure” (Penguin Press, 2018).

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