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Broader, Bolder Should Have Done Better Homework

Eric Lerum | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Eric Lerum

Having worked directly on the education reforms implemented in D.C. over the past several years, I read with interest a recently released national report that purports to examine the impacts of various education reforms in three of the nation's largest cities.

Texas School Finance Case To Focus On Demographics Shift

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas — A boom in Texas' Hispanic population, coupled with starkly higher poverty rates for minorities statewide, could so hurt future h...

600 Texas School Districts Sue State For 'Unconstitutional' Funding

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education

AUSTIN, Texas — Attorneys representing around 600 school districts argued Monday that Texas' school financing system is so "hopelessly broken" t...

School Now Run By Teachers, Union, Had Turbulent History

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 09.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. They set out to invent a new kind of school. They created a national model—then failed ...

Cost Of Educating Students With Special Needs Disproportionately Left To Traditional Public Schools

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- The high cost of educating students with special needs is disproportionately falling on traditional public schools as other students in...

'Back-To-School' By The Numbers: Americans Spent $7.7 Billion Last August

Posted 08.15.2012 | Education

The return to school means, among other things, the return to math class and all the calculations, facts and figures that go with it. Perhaps in antic...

Marketing, Video Game Incentives Help Boost Catholic Schools Enrollment

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 07.30.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- After 97 years, Our Lady of Lourdes School was closing – enrollment had dwindled to just 35 children last year at what was once o...

Camping Out For Kindergarten?

Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents

Would you camp out in front of a school to secure your child a spot in next year's kindergarten class? Dozens of parents did just that when they li...

48 Philadelphia Catholic Schools To Close, Reorganize

AP | KATHY MATHESON | Posted 03.07.2012 | Education

PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to shutter about a quarter of its Roman Catholic high schools and close or combine nearly 3...

Alabama Attorney General Rebuffs Fed's "Express Authority" In School Immigrant Probe

Posted 01.07.2012 | Education

In the latest of a series of sparring letters between the U.S. Justice Department and Alabama over educational issues surrounding the state's new immi...

Columbus High Schools Face Closures From Under-Enrollment

The Columbus Dispatch | Jennifer Smith Richards | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

The Columbus school district has closed 40 schools in the past seven years. None was a high school. But after losing thousands of students, some hi...

Maine School Falls Vastly Short Of Chinese Recruiting Goal After Newspaper Labels School 'Mediocre'

AP | By CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 10.12.2011 | Education

PORTLAND, Maine -- A school district in the deep woods of Maine that sought out Chinese students to help boost its enrollment and its finances fell fa...

Finding Logical, Not Emotional, Responses To School Closures

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.30.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

As Bob Dylan never said, "the demographics, they are a' changing." What does that mean for schools? What is the right number for how many schools a community needs, or can afford?

Church Leaders Look To Halt Decline In Catholic School Enrollments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Barri Bronston Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS -- Not much keeps Archbishop Gregory Aymond up at night. But one thing does make him toss and tur...