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September 23, 2013

Urban Extracurriculars Need Coordination, Study Finds

Study finds urban afterschool programs need mayoral support to coordinate services.

May 30, 2013

Study: Broader Data Use Could Improve Parent Involvement

A new analysis suggests ways school districts could help parents and policymakers make more informed comparisons of schools.

March 14, 2013

L.A. Chief John Deasy: Depoliticize Education Research

John Deasy, the newly reelected[SDS: neither re-elected nor re-appointed.-dv] chief of Los Angeles public schools, opened the annual meeting of the Association of Education Finance and Policy here with a call for researchers to help school and district administrators making decisions in hot political environments.

July 18, 2012

New Teacher Placement, Retention Can Exacerbate Achievement Gaps

Novice teachers disproportionately get assigned lower-performing students, and districts often do not work to retain the most effective newcomers, according to new analyses by Harvard University's Strategic Data Project.

March 22, 2012

Teacher Coaching and High Expectations Key to Charter Performance

Recent research has regularly indicated that teacher coaching and high expectations for student behavior are characteristics of the most effective charter schools. In "Learning from Charter School Management Organizations: Strategies for Student Behavior and Teacher Coaching", researchers from the Center for Reinventing Public Education and Mathematica probe into exactly what those teacher coaching and behavior expectations look like.

November 11, 2010

New York City Gives Model for Reform-Research Cycle

New York City has set up cycles of reforms, research and renewal that could become the model for school systems nationwide, regardless of what people think of the specific initiatives of Children First.

October 27, 2010

Districts Take Bigger Role in Preparing New School Leaders

Districts in need of turnaround principals can push local universities to provide better leadership training with a combination of tighter hiring standards, collaboration and sometimes competing training programs, a new Wallace Foundation report shows

August 19, 2010

Autopsy of a Turnaround District

An evaluation takes a sober, second look at the comprehensive, and controversial, school reforms San Diego tried out earlier this decade.

October 22, 2009

Theodore R. Sizer, Leading School Reformer, Dies at 77

He was a prolific author and prominent educator with a special interest in high schools.

June 17, 2009

School is No Place for Heroes, Says One Scholar

A leadership expert from across the pond says a "lingering culture of heroism" is pressuring school leaders to live up to unrealistic demands.

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