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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Librarians Missing from NBC's Education Nation Summit

It was NBC's second annual Education Nation Summit, a two-day event that brought together 350 educators, policymakers, business leaders, parents, and students to talk about improving education--but one thing was clearly missing: the discussion of librarians.…

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Good principals key to good schools

Fighting every inch of the way, school reformers are getting results. But there's an area that has been neglected - an area that may prove, in a relative sense, the easiest to fix.…

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Local non-profit first to partner with Bush leadership group

Local Get Smart Schools signed a partnership this week with the George W. Bush Institute's Alliance to Reform Education Leadership this week, after initially delaying the partnership when Bush cancelled a visit to Denver.…

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Bush Institute Senior Fellow Jim Guthrie explores school funding myths

In a speech Nov. 19 in Louisville, Bill Gates exhorted America's chief state school officers to focus spending on instruction and squeeze far greater efficiency out of their education budgets. 'Our best chance to change budgets starts now,' he said. 'Your appropriations committees will see the state school budgets and ask you to show them an easy way out. I think you can tell them, 'There is a way out, but it's not easy.'…

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