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Let's "Save" What Matters Most: Students

(26) Comments | Posted July 29, 2011 | 11:36 AM

The education reform movement has made such enormous progress in the past few years that a backlash is inevitable. It's coming this weekend in the form of Save Our Schools, a campaign endorsed by many of the education employee unions across the country.

But save from...

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Illinois Is Proving any State Can Change its Schools

(413) Comments | Posted May 22, 2011 | 2:58 PM

As Illinois Senate Bill 7 awaits the governor's signature, education advocates in other states are looking closely at how Illinois was able to pass one of the strongest education reform bills in the country and wondering what it might take to do the same. SB 7 would make...

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7 Essentials for Education Reform

(66) Comments | Posted March 25, 2011 | 10:11 AM

Over the past five years, education reform has gained enormous traction. A new generation of reform-minded policy makers has taken up the cause of transforming state school systems to prepare students for a dramatically changing economy, urged on by state-level advocacy groups who are playing a crucial role in advancing...

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Lessons from Gotham for Education Reformers

(3) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 1:33 PM

A deal was struck last week in what threatened to become a stare-down between two highly respected reform leaders. Mayor Bloomberg, reform icon of mayoral control of school districts found himself at odds with David Steiner, a commissioner who has done more to clean up New York City's schools in...

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In Election Aftermath, Change Leaders are an Important Force for Continuity

(1) Comments | Posted November 24, 2010 | 7:34 PM

This November's election delivered a massive jolt not only at the national level, but also at more than a dozen statehouses, where one or both chambers switched. Now consider this aftershock: still more change is ahead as appointments are made to state agencies, boards of education, and other...

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Improving the State of Public Education

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 1:57 AM

There's been a great deal of debate on the real impact of Race to the Top. Some have said it's leveraged unprecedented change; others, not so much. The most accurate answer is, we just don't know yet. This story is still being written. This year, roughly have of all states...

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