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U.S. News & World Report -- Organizational restructuring at Teach For America illustrates larger changes underway in the public education landscape.

Education NextOver the last 50 years, thousands of Catholic schools have closed, most in low-income urban neighborhoods. Many of the remaining schools struggle with maintaining enrollment, attracting and retaining top-tier educators, and making financial ends meet.

U.S. News & World Report -- Are charter schools public schools? At least one presidential candidate seems unsure: Sen. Bernie Sanders recently told an Ohio audience, “I believe in public education, and I believe in public charter schools. I do not believe in private – privately controlled charter schools.”

U.S. News & World Report -- Underneath the easy bromides about staying in school, absenteeism is a complicated collision of issues around personal economics, academic and other student needs, and the increasing desire of parents for more customization in schools. As such, it’s broadly illustrative of the larger challenges facing public schools. It’s also an opportunity.

U.S. News & World Report -- Here's an idea you won't likely hear from the 2016 presidential candidates, but probably should: The United States needs a new, cabinet-level federal agency focused on children and families.

U.S. News & World Report -- What we shouldn't do, though, on any issue is pretend there are not consequences to various choices. Bold ambition for impact later or incremental progress now? There are few win-wins and we do kids, especially the most vulnerable, no favors when we wish away the tradeoffs around various choices and strategies.

U.S. News & World Report -- With the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act , states now have the opportunity to replace their No Child Left Behind accountability systems with new accountability systems that include multiple indicators of performance.

U.S. News & World Report -- Bottom line? You'll hear about education this year but it will have little impact on the election and only the most diehard advocates will pretend otherwise. The real action, though, will start after the voting in November and will matter to the education sector and America more than you might think from its treatment in the campaign.

U.S. News & World Report -- In its 25 years of existence, Teach for America has faced various challenges and become a better organization as a result.

U.S. News & World Report -- For decades, policymakers and researchers have debated whether Head Start "works." But that's the wrong question. … [T]he key question is not whether Head Start works, but how policymakers and practitioners can maximize its impact and get the most out of the $8.6 billion the federal government spends on Head Start each year.