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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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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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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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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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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Adults Dither as Schools, Unions Fail Children

Dismal news about U.S. public education keeps tumbling in, but Congress seems unable to act and Republican presidential candidates seem determined to have America keep slipping behind the rest of the world.…

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U.S. pupil scores lag in global study

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Laura Bush expected to unveil major public school reform program, an initiative of SMU's George W. Bush Institute

Former first lady Laura Bush is expected to unveil a public school reform program today that will be the first large-scale policy initiative of the George W. Bush Institute at SMU.…

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