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Marshall High School

Man Threatens Vengeance Like 'Columbine' On Bullies Before 20-Year Class Reunion

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.09.2012 | Crime

A Texas man who said he was harassed and bullied throughout high school threatened to take vengeance on his tormentors at his 20-year reunion on Frida...

'I Thought You Were Black': Teacher Tells Student To Read Poem 'Blacker'

Posted 03.18.2012 | Education

A Virginia high school English teacher is under investigation for allegedly asking the only black student in the class to read a poem in a "blacker" m...

What's Right With School Turnarounds

John Thompson | Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago
John Thompson

The Catalyst's special issue on the turnaround of Chicago's Marshall High School describes the type of students who may be gaining the most from the latest attempts to improve our toughest schools.

LAUSD: Homework Now Only Counts For 10% Of Grade

latimes.com | Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times | Posted 08.27.2011 | Los Angeles

Vanessa Perez was a homework scofflaw. The Marshall High School senior didn't finish all of it — largely because she worked 24 hours a week at a Sub...

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.

Another Marshall Plan

Matt Farmer | Posted 08.06.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Ron Huberman gutted Marshall last year as part of another CPS "turnaround." Tony Skokna was handed a pink slip, his 17 years at Marshall presumably viewed by Huberman as part of the school's problem.