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Summer coronavirus wave scrambles re-opening plans

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Examine shifts in public policy and plans for the fall as coronavirus cases ramp up in mid-summer. Continue reading

What is the Impact of Charter Schools?

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NewsHour education correspondent John Merrow explores the pros and cons of charter schools, schools granted independence from local government, in New Orleans, Louisiana. This report…read more

D.C. School Reformer Rhee Remakes Public Image

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In less then two years D.C. Public School Chancellor, Michelle Rhee, has closed 23 under-enrolled schools, fired more than 15 percent of her central office…read more

Truancy Still A Problem in New Orleans Schools

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More than three years after the devastating Hurricane Katrina the New Orleans public schools are still hurting. Truancy has become a major problem and even…read more

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