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Struggling Schools

WATCH: Teacher Calls Teach For America 'Extremely Damaging'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.23.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Some public school teachers are speaking out against Teach For America, alleging that the organization's training is insufficient and that it threaten...

Has Teach For America Betrayed Its Mission?

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Aug 16 (Reuters) - When Wendy Kopp, just out of Princeton, founded Teach for America in 1989, she dreamed of recrui...

Foster Grandparent Program (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 09.16.2012 | Good News
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A program that grew from a pilot project in the late 1960s, The Foster Grandparent Program places seniors into schools, juvenal detention centers and transitional housing facilities to help at-risk youth.

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...

Plan To Fix School District Finances Would Turn It Into Charter Hybrid, Fire Teachers And Staff

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 06.19.2012 | Detroit

Highland Park Schools in Highland Park, Mich., could be converting to a combination public-charter district next school year under a plan announced Mo...

Struggling Newark School Prepares, Again, To Reinvent Itself

| Sara Neufeld | Posted 06.14.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. A new spirit of reform pervades Quitman Street Community School in Newark, N.J. In recent ...

WATCH: This School Sends Every Student To College

Posted 01.03.2012 | Education

At a time when high school graduation rates are falling and dropout rates are climbing, one school on the west side of Chicago is defying state and na...

Former GM Exec Hopes To Kick-Start Detroit Schools

NPR | Larry Abramson | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education

If there were an award for the "most challenged" school district in the United States, the Detroit public school system would have good reason to clai...