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Low Performing Schools

Study Finds Plenty of Low-performing Schools Throughout the Suburbs

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

There's an education problem in Illinois, and this one has nothing to do with students. It's the education of parents.

10 More Memphis Schools To Be Taken Over By Charters, State

Commercial Appeal | Jane Roberts | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

Ten more Memphis City Schools will be run by charters or the state through the Achievement School District next fall. Staff at schools in Frayser, No...

School Stops Serving Lunch To Punish Students For Food Fight

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Detroit's McLeod Bethune Elementary-Middle School decided to stop serving lunch to sixth through eighth graders for a week after a food fight broke ou...

Parents And Teachers Protest Administrator Bullying, Teacher Dismissals At San Francisco Middle School

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

A group of about 30 parents and teachers organized by the United Educators of San Francisco teachers union gathered outside Martin Luther King Jr. Aca...

Can Handpicked Teachers Turn Around An Underperforming School?

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 09.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. NEWARK, N.J. — It was a fight to the finish, but Erskine Glover can honestly say he’s ...

Chinese Students: We Were Transferred To Poor-Performing School To Boost Scores

Posted 08.01.2012 | Education

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has launched an investigation into allegations that the San Mateo Union High School District...

Report Emphasizes Need For Culture Change In Order To Attract, Retain Teachers In Struggling Schools

Posted 06.28.2012 | Education

A new report released by The Education Trust emphasizes the need for policy and culture changes in the public education sector, and not just updated t...

Teachers Will Run Community's 6th Turnaround School

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. New Haven's turning one of its low-performing schools over to its teachers and the teache...

Duncan Seeks Advice: How To Have More Teachers 'Clamouring' For Low-Performing Schools?

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 07.29.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. As Obama's top school official came to a city turnaround school Tuesday, he popped a ques...

America's Public Schools: Still Unequal And Unjust

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The struggle to make sure a quality education is available to every child -- and not just a privilege for a few -- is the unfinished and critical business before the nation for it will determine America's future place on the global stage in a rapidly changing competitive world.

State, City At Odds On Parent-Teacher 'School Governance Council' Mandate

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.08.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. In a dispute that will determine whether New Haven must overhaul the way it engages paren...

The Global Search for Education: A Look at New York Public Schools

C. M. Rubin | Posted 03.18.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"You can still walk into a kindergarten class in New York City on the first day of school, and simply on the basis of race and how kids are dressed, predict with frightening accuracy which kids are likely to graduate 13 years later."

Finding the Most Powerful Levers for Fixing Struggling Schools

Conor Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Conor Williams

Fortunately, the report is not as platitudinous as it seemed as first blush. Behind each of these not-too-promising headers, Baroody has more useful recommendations.

The State Of The Union: No Time To Slow Down On Education Reform

Kati Haycock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kati Haycock

We need the president to ask more -- not less -- of our students and our schools because, given the state of the union, we have neither a moment nor a child to waste.

Pass The iPad? Why Low Performing Schools Need Digital Media

Craig Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Craig Watkins

What if young people were encouraged to view their mobile phones, cameras, and iPods as learning devices and tools for critical citizenship and engagement in their communities?

Failing Schools And Charters Rarely Improve Or Close Down, Study Shows

Education Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The lowest-performing public K-8 schools often linger in that state for years, neither improving enough to get off accountability life support nor bei...

Boston School Closings Force Students To Choose From Other Bad Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Parents in Boston protested Tuesday night to keep six of the city's low-performing schools open. The hearing was held in response to a letter sent ear...