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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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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Treasure Coast educators criticize Global Report Card findings

A new study by the nonprofit George W. Bush Institute claims American students are in the middle of the pack compared to their international peers.…

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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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Lack of math emphasis in schools doesn't add up

Is U.S. education like the weather? Everyone talks about it but no one can quite figure out how to improve it?…

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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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Newark Charter named a top school

The Global Report Card, a product of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, used state test scores to rank schools and compare how they'd fare nationally.…

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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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Bush Institute education study shows suburban students lagging

A George W. Bush Policy Institute study finds that even students in sought-after suburban schools are not competing well with their international peers.…

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Study: Even Affluent Schools Lag in Math

For years American students have lagged behind their international peers but new research also found that even students in affluent school districts are considered mediocre when compared globally.…

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