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Central Falls High School

Failing Students At Rhode Island Middle School Allowed to Graduate

Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

Dozens of eighth graders at Rhode Island’s Calcutt Middle School who failed two to three of their core classes of math, science, English and social ...

Former Teacher Arrested For Buying Booze For Students

Posted 02.03.2012 | Crime

Police hope to teach this former high school instructor not to buy alcohol for her students. Emma Wise, 22, was a chemistry teacher at Central Fall...

Why Successful School Turnarounds Work

John Thompson | Posted 08.12.2011 | Education
John Thompson

It is true that "troublemakers" are potential leaders, but turning them around takes a commitment that has been lost on most data-driven reformers.

Simone Landon

Detroit's Mass Teacher Layoffs May Prove Bellwether For Education Reform Nationwide | Simone Landon | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education

When districtwide layoff notices hit every one of Detroit Public Schools’ 5,466 unionized employees late last week, an American Federation of Teache...

Cooperation, Collaboration, and Consensus-Building Are Not Overated

John Thompson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
John Thompson

NEA President Dennis Van Roekel and AFT President Randi Weingarten are not the only union leaders who are bending over backwards to help reform education.

Guest Column: Obama on Education -- A-Plus Values, F-Minus Policies

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Chris Weigant

Roughly once a year or so, I turn this column space over to a guest author. This usually happens when a point of view is presented to me either in pu...

Students Protest: 'It's Not Teachers' Fault' School Is Failing

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Fifty Rhode Island high school students walked out in protest earlier this week -- to demand the administration include their voices in the effort to ...

Central Falls High School Employees Deserve Due Process

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arlene Holt Baker

In recent days, the Central Falls school superintendent fired en mass all 93 administrators, teachers and support staff at Central Falls High School i...

First, Let's Fire All the Teachers!

Diane Ravitch | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

The fundamental principle of school reform, in the Age of Bush and Obama, is measure and punish. If students don't get high enough scores, then someone must be punished.

Rhode Island Teachers FIRED: Central Falls High School Officially Fires Every Teacher

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Seventy-four Rhode Island teachers have been fired from Central Falls High School, as well as 19 staff members, including the principal, USA Today rep...

Central Falls High School To Fire Every Single Teacher

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A Rhode Island high school is set to fire every single teacher after the teachers' union refused to go along with the superintendent's proposed plan f...