R.I. school reform not just urban issue

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Education-reform efforts have focused almost exclusively on improving big city public-school systems. The problems of the Providence School District are well-known to everyone. …

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Taking Over Lousy Schools

It would be an understatement to say that American families are dissatisfied with the nation's traditional public school systems. Forty-eight percent of parents and other taxpayers rated their local districts C or lower, according to the 2011 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll.…

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Suburban Schools Post Low Global Grades

Education reform efforts have focused almost exclusively on improving big city public school systems. The problems of the Hartford school district are well known to everyone. What is much less understood is that many of our affluent suburban districts are also badly in need of improvement.…

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Suburban schools can use improvement, too

The problems of Oklahoma City Public Schools are well-known. What is much less understood is that many of our affluent suburban districts are also badly in need of improvement.…

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How do Ohio's low- and high-performing districts compare to international peers?

The George W. Bush Presidential Center, located in Dallas, Texas recently released data on international student achievement in both reading and math, which you can peruse in an interactive tool, the Global Report Card.…

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Viewpoints: Suburban schools fall short globally

Education reform efforts have focused almost exclusively on improving big city public school systems. The problems of the Sacramento City Unified district are well-known to everyone.…

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Study: On global stage, Montgomery's students average in reading

Montgomery County schools fare well against other large districts in the U.S., but are middle-of-the-road when compared to international competition, particularly in reading, according to recently-released data.…

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Hawaii Education Test Scores Rank Poorly When Compared Globally

A what is being "first of its kind study", released by the George W. Bush Institute, shows how Hawaii and other school districts throughout the United States stack up against global competitors.…

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George W. Bush Institute Unveils Global Report Card

A new study has found that, when compared with foreign counterparts, U.S. student performance is surprisingly mediocre in school districts that are often viewed as the pride of American K-12 education.…

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Dallas ISD Versus the World: Playing Around With the Bush Institute's "Global Report Card"

The George W. Bush Institute this morning unveiled its Global Report Card, which compares and contrasts 13,636 U.S. school districts with their in-state peers and national and international counterparts.…

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