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Runcie Out as Broward Supe After Perjury Arrest

Get essential education news and commentary delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up here for The 74’s daily newsletter. Embattled Broward County schools chief Robert Runcie is expected to step down after the school board voted Thursday to negotiate a separation agreement following his indictment on a charge he lied to a grand jury investigating the 2018 mass school shooting in Parkland. The decision came during an anticlimactic...

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Biden’s $1.8T ‘Family Plan’ Spans Birth Through College

Updated In his first address to Congress Wednesday night, President Joe Biden highlighted his American Family Plan, saying that four additional years of public education — two in preschool and two in community college — are necessary to “compete with the rest of the world in the 21st century.” “The research shows that when a young child goes to school — not day care — they are far more likely to graduate from high school...

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N.J.’s Only Alternative Charter High School Offers 2nd Chance

This essay first appeared in The Star-Ledger. No one ever cared when I didn’t get into fights. How I bit my tongue when girls were talking behind my back or when I walked away from confrontations. At my old school, if you had a problem with somebody, you had to handle it yourself. The school never cared about me; they only cared that I was obedient. But eventually, everybody has their breaking point. For me, it was after months of...