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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.

May 01, 2013

School Turnaround Considerations for Local Boards

The $3 billion federal School Improvement Grant has prescribed methods for turning around the lowest-performing schools in the nation. A new report says local school boards need to consider a number of factors before deciding which method will be best.

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.

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