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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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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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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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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The Bush Institute's campaign to develop strong principals

We've talked here over the last year or so about the next wave of education reforms, the ones that seek to build upon the modernizations of the last 25 years, such as greater school accountability...…

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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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On 'No Child', no going back: An architect of education reform says Obama's wobbly on accountability

It is certainly no secret that our nation's students are not achieving at the level they should. But here's a secret that seems to be well hidden: Our younger students...…

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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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