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January 29, 2014

Gates Foundation Grants Aim to Foster District-Charter Cooperation

Grants awarded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are designed to help charters and traditional districts work through issues that have traditionally sparked friction between the two sectors.

September 09, 2013

Study Examines 'Myth' of Markets in School Systems

An Australian researcher says evidence from his country demonstrates relying on market forces to improve education is not a reliable strategy to boost learning.

March 22, 2013

Arizona Looks to "Performance Funding" for Schools

Arizona officials are considering an unusual program to tie a portion of schools' state funding to their performance on the state's A-F grading system.

September 25, 2012

Preparing for Common Core, Firm Acquires School Improvement Companies

Weld North buys Editure and JBHM Education Group with plans to form national consulting group for professional development and school improvement.

May 04, 2012

Connecticut Education Officials Sparring Over Private Sector's Role

The governor's education overhaul plan could give Connecticut's schools commissioner power to appoint private operators to struggling public schools.

April 16, 2012

School Turnaround Report Examines Ed. Consultants

With large parts of federal School Improvement Grants going to private consultants that produce mixed results, officials are considering stricter reviews.

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