D.C. Test Scores Improve, But Reforms Remain Controversial


While Washington D.C. school system is considered one of the worst school systems in nation, aggressive reforms have resulted in high standardized test scores under…read more

Education Reform Offered to Schools That Want to Compete


President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced a new “Race to the Top” program for schools and school districts around the country to…read more

Young Grads Learn Tough Lessons at Struggling Schools


New Orleans schools superintendent Paul Vallas has hired 128 top college graduates from the Teach for America service program to teach in one of the…read more

D.C. School Reformer Rhee Remakes Public Image


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


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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