Houston's Broad prize this year was an excuse for edu-commentators to spar over the state of the urban district.
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October 02, 2013
October 01, 2013
Hundreds of black and Latino males in New York City high schools describe the factors behind their success in school in a new report.
August 27, 2013
Wisconsin leaders are the latest to consider the governance model.
August 21, 2013
Opposition to school closures is much higher among respondents who are not white.
August 05, 2013
A small number of unaccredited districts in Missouri struggle to stay afloat financially as students opt to transfer to nearby accredited school systems.
June 28, 2013
Unaccredited districts and transfers in Missouri.
June 06, 2013
Youth Connection Charter Schools serve thousands of dropouts from Chicago public schools and have helped drive down the city's overall dropout rate.
May 01, 2013
The East Baton Rouge Parish school board plans to move 100 gifted and talented students from a higher-performing elementary school to a lower-performing school this fall in order to improve the test scores of the lower-performing school.
February 11, 2013
Urban districts are grappling with how to find new life for schools they have closed as they manage an increasing inventory of vacant buildings.
September 20, 2012
Gene T. Harris is retiring from the Columbus, Ohio district she has led since 2001 as the state investigates allegations that district leaders tampered with student attendance data in order to boost school rankings.