From the latest issue of Education Next, learning separately: The case for single-sex schools; and Nathan Glazer reviews Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade by Linda Perlstein and "It’s Being Done": Academic Success in Unexpected Schools by Karin Chenoweth. Ted Kennedy on how the No Child Left Behind law has become a political football, but sound bites don't reflect what's happening on school reform. The early bird gets the bad grade: Would children do better if school started later? At the top of their lungs: Kids young and old make a joyful noise at Music Together classes. Portrait of the Artist as a Kindergartner: When you’re yearning to impress a teacher, drawing outside the lines is just the beginning.

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