Sam Dillion of The New York Times has an interesting piece out on some of the companies that are hoping states will pick them as "partners" in turning around low-performing schools. With $3.5 billion of federal dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act flowing to states and districts to work on the schools, new companies are sprouting up all the time offering their services. "A husband-and-wife team that has specialized in teaching communication skills but never led a single school overhaul is seeking contracts in Ohio and Virginia. A corporation that has run into trouble with parents or ...
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