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December 11, 2014

Chicago School District Slowly Improves College-Going and Graduation Rates

New research shows that 14 percent of freshmen in the city school system are expected to earn a four-year degree by the age of 25, up from 8 percent in 2006.

August 13, 2014

Districts' Budgets Swell to Accommodate a Surge in Non-Teaching Staff

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.

July 24, 2014

Principal Survey Offers Snapshot of Mobility, Retention Among School Leaders

A federal report looks at mobility and retention among principals in the nation's public and private schools.

June 18, 2014

Report Calls for Moratorium on Chicago School Closures

Researchers from the University of Illinois found that parents felt excluded from the process, are distrustful of the school system, and want a voice in closure decisions.

April 24, 2014

Study: Focus on 9th Graders Boosted Chicago's Graduation Rates

A set of Chicago reports offers evidence that a focus on 9th grade retention can increase graduation rates.

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.

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