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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...

Indiana Public Schools Wage Desperate Ad Campaign To Keep Students

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door i...

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 d...

Feds Open $400 Million Education Grant Competition To 'Anemic' Response

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to build on state-level reforms aimed at closing the education achievement gap, the Education Department opened its Race to the T...

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 ...

Florida Offers Look At Problems With No Child Left Behind

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 02.10.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- By almost any measure, Norma Butler Bossard Elementary is a top performing school in Miami: It has consistently been rated an `A' by the stat...

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...

No Child Left Behind Waivers Will Likely End $650 Million Tutoring Program

AP | CHRIS WILLIAMS | Posted 12.30.2011 | Education

MINNEAPOLIS — Dozens of states intend to apply for waivers that would free their schools from a federal requirement that they set aside hundreds...

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...