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June 09, 2015

City Year Schools Twice as Likely to See Math, English Boosts, Study Finds

A new evaluation shows promising results for a program pairing young adults with students in high-poverty schools.

March 18, 2015

Charters Outpacing District Schools in Many Urban Areas, Study Finds

Most urban charter schools are not "pushing out" students with special needs to improve scores, finds a new Stanford University study.

March 09, 2015

Robert Putnam: When Did Poor Kids Stop Being 'Our Kids'?

The biggest divide between poor and wealthy students is one of community connection, argues Harvard researcher Robert Putnam in a new book.

February 23, 2015

Students in Struggling Schools More Likely to Attend, But Misbehave, Study Finds

Forget narrowing the academic curriculum; could accountability narrow schools' focus on student behaviors?

April 17, 2014

Study Offers Lessons on School Turnarounds

Preliminary results of a new study suggest that school turnarounds work best when they combine dramatic staffing changes with strong support.

March 24, 2014

A Good Turnaround Principal is Hard to Find, Urban Leaders Say

School turnarounds and new policies for school meal programs were among the issues highlighted at urban educators' annual legislative conference in Washington.

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.

December 19, 2013

Do States Need a 'Shift in Thinking' to Provide Better Help to Struggling Schools?

In several states, education departments' budgets often were not connected to their overall strategies, a Center on Reinventing Public Education report says.

November 19, 2013

Detroit Schools Regain Some Financial, Administrative Control

Although the district will slowly regain full responsibility of its financial and administrative functions, the Michigan Department of Education will continue to monitor the district for improvements.

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.

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