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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Carroll: Spending, but not learning

You wouldn't know it from Judge Sheila Rappaport's recent finding that Colorado schools are unconstitutionally underfunded, but money isn't everything in producing high-achieving students. In fact, it's not even the decisive factor. …

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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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Bush backs principal training effort in Denver visit

Former President George W. Bush praised a local nonprofit dedicated to training non-traditional school principals during a brief visit to Denver on Thursday and said he has been inspired by Mayor Michael Hancock’s life story.…

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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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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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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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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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