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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Top Education Next Articles of 2011!

Which Ed Next articles were most popular in 2011? What follows is a countdown of our top 20 articles, measured by page views.…

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The 2012 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings

Today, RHSU unveils the 2012 Edu-Scholar Public Presence rankings. The metrics, as explained yesterday, are designed to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling.…

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Reforms needed to reverse trends in rural education

I grew up in Enid , a part of the state where dozens of companies once operated grain mills and elevators. Today those companies are gone and the colossal structures that once provided jobs and economic benefits are hollow skeletons.…

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Guest columnists: Cobb, Fulton and Forsyth schools lose luster in global comparisons

A guest column by Jay P. Greene, the 21st Century Professor of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas and a fellow at the George W. Bush Institute, and Josh B. McGee, the vice president for public accountability initiatives at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation…

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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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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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Many Kansas schools fare poorly in new global comparison

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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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