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December 21, 2011

Education Philanthropy Expands to Buffalo, N.Y.

Say Yes to Education, currently working with the school district in Syracuse, will partner with community groups to offer comprehensive supports for Buffalo families.

December 21, 2011

Former New Orleans Recovery District Chief to Lead Conn. District

Paul G. Vallas said he plans to serve in an interim role to stabilize the district for a permanent schools chief.

December 12, 2011

New Jersey Districts Chafe Under State Control

The state took over three New Jersey districts more than a decade ago, but observers on the ground say the results have been mixed.

October 25, 2010

Tackling Turnaround Takes 'Art' and 'Science'

What does it look like to turn around a high school in a neglected and isolated part of town? How does a staff of teachers and administrators show students they are cared for and haven't been forgotten, while pushing them hard in a bid to improve lagging test scores? I set out in my story posted t...

August 31, 2010

Survey Finds Limited Familiarity, Success With Turnarounds

A new survey released today finds that few school districts are familiar with the four federal models for turning around low-performing schools and even fewer have implemented them.

August 20, 2010

What Does AYP Really Mean?

What are we telling parents and others when we say a school is in good standing?

August 10, 2010

Questionable Companies Pursue Turnaround Dollars

Sam Dillion of The New York Times has an interesting piece out on some of the companies that are hoping states will pick them as "partners" in turning around low-performing schools. With $3.5 billion of federal dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act flowing to states and districts...

July 08, 2010

Reading List: School Turnarounds Edition

A handful of new media reports showcase a variety of school turnaround efforts underway across America.

May 21, 2010

Friday Roundup: District News

A look at school district news around the nation

May 10, 2010

States, Districts Moving Ahead on Turnarounds

States and districts are moving quickly to turn around the nation's lowest-performing schools.

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