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June 18, 2015

Suburban Districts Shouldn't Hire Detectives to Keep Students Out

Some suburban districts hire detectives and even take families to court, to keep out students, often low income and students of color, from nearby urban districts. I think this is awful. I found many status quo defenders (and I don't see you as one of them) who believe this is perfectly ok.

December 08, 2014

Changes Coming to Connecticut's School Desegregation Settlement

With the suburbs around Hartford growing increasingly segregated, school officials are struggling to ensure that more students are attending school in a racially integrated setting.

June 01, 2014

Studies of STEM-Focused Schools Yield Mixed Results

Findings of three new studies suggest that some students may benefit from STEM-focused schools, but that, overall, they're not necessarily more effective.

May 22, 2014

School Closure and Other Turnaround Strategies

So often the messaging is that troubled schools should be closed down, or that they should be turned over to charter operators, or that they will benefit from major turnover in staff.

November 15, 2013

Arkansas Reaches Possible End of Desegregation Settlement, Payments

Arkansas and three school districts, including Little Rock, have agreed to a proposal that could end a decades-old desegregation settlement.

August 19, 2013

Deeper Learning as a Turnaround Strategy

Turning around low performing schools is tough--particularly high schools. There's only one difference between a struggling school and a good school--everything. Good schools have good goals; they use a variety of strategies to personalize learning supported by aligned supports, staffing, and schedule.

July 19, 2013

Smart Cities: Lessons from Tampa (Part 2)

Tampa area districts serve more than 300,000 students but don't get much national attention.

April 10, 2012

Aggressive School 'Shopping' in Detroit

A strong majority of Detroit families have considered a range of public school choices, and 59 percent of them have students enrolled in an alternative to the assigned public schools, a survey shows.


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