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August 31, 2015

Of New Orleans and Reform That's Done 'To, Not With'

How do you get the energy, influx of resources and talent, and results that followed Katrina while still ensuring that the effort is driven by and reflective of the local community?

August 28, 2015

Presidents Obama, Bush Praise New Orleans' Schools

Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."

August 14, 2015

Black Student's Push to Rid Her School of Confederate Ties Draws Backlash

Student activist presents petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio, Texas.

August 11, 2015

Atlanta Schools Hire Architect of Contentious School Takeover Legislation

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.

August 07, 2015

Battle Continues to Rid Schools of Confederate Names Across the U.S.

A countrywide debate continues on the renaming of schools, mascots and propaganda attached to the Confederacy.

July 27, 2015

Learning From and With Vietnam's Schools

As Vietnam sets out to build on its initial successes and prepare for a modern economy, there has never been a more fascinating time to be learning from, and with, its education system.

July 17, 2015

Paul Pastorek, Former Louisiana Ed. Chief, Joins Broad Foundation's Education Team

Pastorek's appointment as co-executive director signals the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation's growing emphasis on pushing for state-run districts to improve the lowest-performing schools.

July 14, 2015

Mississippi to Take Over Failing Rural District

The rural Tunica County school district has struggled with academic performance for years.

July 06, 2015

Rural Colorado District Receives Teacher Evaluation Waiver

The small, rural district will not use student test scores in teacher evaluations this year.

June 22, 2015

Reflections on an Extraordinary Decade of New Orleans School Reform

A decade into post-Katrina education reform in New Orleans, I offer a few reflections.

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