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November 29, 2011

Chicago Plans Turnaround Effort for Ten Low-Performing Schools

Chicago is investing $20 million in the effort to improve the schools, which enroll about 5,800 students.

November 22, 2011

Multi-Million Settlement Helps St. Louis Move Toward Accreditation

The $96 million will be used to erase the district's debt, pay for early childhood classes and principal training, among other programs.

November 21, 2011

Award-Winning Norfolk, Va., District Faces Leadership Turnover

The district, once recognized as one of the best urban school systems in the country, is struggling with low test scores and graduation rates.

November 10, 2011

Leadership Team Named For Michigan Education Authority

The authority will take over management of some of the state's lowest-performing schools, but will not focus entirely on Detroit in its first year, as had been previously stated.

November 07, 2011

Two School Board Races Worth Watching

Big money has been pouring into some school board races, as political parties seek to influence local politics.

October 31, 2011

Broad Foundation Announces New Prize for Urban Charters

The $250,000 prize will be used as a way to promote best practices among charter school operators.

October 31, 2011

Union-District Partnerships on Display at Urban Education Conference

Sometimes forging a collaborative relationship requires both sides to take a leap of faith, union and district officials say.

October 28, 2011

Turning Around Troubled Urban Schools in Houston and Philadelphia

The short-term results show improved student performance after districts added extra time, brought in tutors and made other reform moves.

October 20, 2011

Report: Big-City Districts Need Substantial Repair Work

The October report, from the Washington-based Council of the Great City Schools, was used as support for a jobs bill sponsored by the Obama administration.

October 19, 2011

Longer School Day Proposal In Chicago May Go To Court

The district's teacher union sees the proposal to extend the school day as a way to get teachers to work longer without extra pay.

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