On average, students in schools whose principals had been trained by the urban leadership program improved their state test scores by nearly a percentile point in reading and 1.3 percentile points in math.
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April 24, 2014
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December 27, 2013
The Douglas County district sought to influence its school board election when it commissioned and publicized a report about its "reform agenda" by the American Enterprise Institute, a judge finds.
August 27, 2013
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August 22, 2013
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April 11, 2013
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March 22, 2013
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December 31, 2012
After 21 years of pushing for school reform and access to quality education for underserved children, the Public Education Network closed its national office today.
June 18, 2012
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