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Required Reading: Six Education Titles Not to be Missed

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

February is a great month for books about education, with very readable releases from John Seely Brown, Richard Whitmire, Ron Dietel, Alexander Russo, and Gene Maeroff.

Disproportionate Share of Turnaround Money Headed to High Schools

Sarah Garland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Garland

U.S. Department of Education is handing out $3.5 billion in grants to failing schools around the country. But when it comes to turning around high schools, educators admit that no one knows exactly what works.

Can a hostile takeover help a desperate inner city high school?

Christal Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christal Smith

Take one run down high school near Watts, California, that straddles two rival gang territories and has a 75% dropout rate for incoming freshmen; add...