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April 11, 2013

Academic Gains in NYC, D.C., and Chicago Overstated, Report Contends

The Broader, Bolder Approach to Education campaign will soon release a report charging that claims of success in those three districts attributed to policies such as charter schools and using test scores in teacher evaluations have been overstated.

September 13, 2011

Think Tank Claims Middle-Class Schools Falling Short

Middle-class schools educate the most students, but have surprisingly low achievement results, according to Third Way, a think-tank advocating moderate policy ideas.

September 21, 2010

Study Finds Wide Variations in Preparation, Graduation of NYC Students

A new report out this morning studying the graduation rates of New York City high schools finds a student's 8th grade attendance rate was the strongest predictor if that student would later graduate with his or her peers.

April 08, 2010

School District Funding Woes Increase

As funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dries up and state and local budgets take a free-fall, school districts are feeling the economic pressure even more.

January 22, 2010

Time For School Districts to Do More With Less, Experts Say

Experts say America's school districts have to tighten their budgets and spend money far more efficiently than ever before.

December 17, 2009

New Orleans Parents Optimistic About State of Public Schools

New Orleans parents have a positive view of their schools, a new study finds.

December 02, 2009

Google Users Gaga for Schools in 2009

Searches for school-related information top Google lists in most major cities.

September 02, 2009

Berkeley Unified's Diversity Plan a Model for Integration, Researchers Say

The district is divided into areas that are assigned a "diversity code," which is then used to make assignments for elementary schools.

August 31, 2009

Obama's Popularity Can Shift Opinions on School Reforms, Study Says

A popular president's strong stances on education issues can shift the public perception of that issue, according to a new poll released today by Education Next magazine and the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University. Knowing President Obama's opinion on the issues gave...

August 26, 2009

ACLU Says Districts Need Better Policing Policies

How do you balance safety with a desire not to increase the number of students with juvenile records?

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