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.
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February 20, 2014
State schools chief Mike Flanagan has notified the Education Achievement Authority that its exclusive agreement to deal with failing schools will end a year from now.
January 30, 2014
Newark is shaping up to be a major flash point for school reform in 2014 as opposition erupts to Superintendent Cami Anderson's plans to reorganize the district through closures, consolidations, and charter school expansion.
August 27, 2013
Wisconsin leaders are the latest to consider the governance model.
August 22, 2013
The Virginia School Boards Association and Norfolk City School Board hope to have the law that created the district declared unconstitutional.
June 12, 2013
Virginia is getting closer to starting a new state-run district.
May 01, 2013
The $3 billion federal School Improvement Grant has prescribed methods for turning around the lowest-performing schools in the nation. A new report says local school boards need to consider a number of factors before deciding which method will be best.
June 04, 2012
The struggling school system is now under an improvement plan that includes partnerships with high-performing charter schools.
March 15, 2012
The What Works Clearinghouse said that a study of district- and charter-run schools in Philadelphia did not measure those schools' academic growth against schools with similar achievement levels.
February 21, 2012
The results of the first year of a school turnaround effort in some of the district's K-8 schools shows an improvement in reading and math scores.