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Is Arne Duncan's School 'Turnaround' Plan Working?

Arne Duncan

First Posted: 10/28/10 03:49 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:10 PM ET


Does Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's "turnaround" school-reform model work? News from one of Duncan's first turnaround schools, William T. Sherman Elementary in Chicago, is mixed. Yes, test scores are up, and that's a good thing for the 591-student elementary in the city's violence-plagued Englewood neighborhood. The bad news? It took five years to see results, and the scores still aren't as high as the average Chicago public school.

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