The U.S. Department of Education also announces its first round of Pay for Success grants, an effort to solve public problems with the aid of private investment.
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The Center on Reinventing Public Education took a comprehensive look into public education—charter and traditional district schools—in 50 cities.
June 18, 2015
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April 01, 2015
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February 11, 2015
A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.
February 06, 2015
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August 20, 2014
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August 13, 2014
A new report from the Fordham Institute shows that between 1970 and 2010 non-teaching staff—a category that includes teacher aides, counselors, school psychologists, transportation workers, and nurses—grew by 130 percent, with teacher aides leading the pack.