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Student Performance Lags on Nation’s Report Card

ATLANTA — America's eighth graders are falling behind in math and reading, while fourth graders are doing slightly better in reading, according to the latest results from the Nation's Report Card. But there were some exceptions to the findings, which also s...

Bring Back Topgun!

By that, I do not mean Top Gun, the cliché-ridden, late-Cold War, Tom Cruise film about Naval aviators in San Diego. That Top Gun is already on its way back with a sequel next year. No, what California really needs back is Topgun, the U.S. Navy’s graduate s...
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Can AI-Powered Cameras Thwart Mass Shooters?

Paul Hildreth peered at a display of dozens of images from security cameras surveying his Atlanta school district and settled on one showing a woman in a bright yellow shirt walking a hallway. "What we're re...
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Why California Should Close Failing School Districts

School has begun for the 40,000-plus students of Sweetwater Union High School District. But the district’s crisis never ends. Sweetwater rarely makes the statewide news, but it’s California’s largest secondary school district. Sweetwater's high schools and ...

School Is Starting. Slow Down for Kids!

New school buildings, new principals, new reading labs, new sports facilities, more money for special education: There's a whole lot of "new" for Fresno, Clovis, Central, Visalia and Madera students, parents an...