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Louisiana state schools Superintendent Cecil J. Picard is working to rebuild the New Orleans school system while battling Lou Gehrig's disease.
June 14, 2006 – Education Week
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Hurricane Katrina, the disastrous storm that struck the Gulf Coast in late August, displaced an estimated 1 million people. Historians are already calling the resulting exodus of families from hard-hit communities in Louisiana and Mississippi the greatest mass migration in the United States since the Civil War.
January 11, 2006 – Education Week
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California’s lowest-achieving schools are routinely visited by inspectors on the lookout for, among other things, inadequate textbook supplies, dirty drinking water, and evidence of vermin.
January 4, 2006 – Education Week
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Evangelical Christian schools represent the fastest-growing sector of private schools. ore families are seeking the Christian-based culture of evangelical schools.
December 7, 2005 – Education Week
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Indian students throw themselves into the study of science, math, and technology to earn a coveted spot in one of the country’s prestigious, and competitive, engineering and medical colleges.
November 30, 2005 – Education Week
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Under Edison Schools Inc., educators work in teams, a model that encourages the development of leadership throughout a building.
November 16, 2005 – Education Week
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More than a decade ago, no one held out much hope for the poor, immigrant children at Kennedy Middle School in El Centro, Calif. Nobody thinks that now.
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November 9, 2005 – Education Week
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In Los Angeles, the free tutoring required under the federal No Child Left Behind Act is opening doors for students— and making demands on the school district.
November 2, 2005 – Education Week
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As Michael R. Bloomberg runs for re-election in New York City, voters will judge the extensive changes he’s made to the nation’s largest school system.
October 26, 2005 – Education Week
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As their schools reopened weeks after Hurricane Katrina, students and teachers in Jefferson Parish, La., were realizing just how much their lives had changed.
October 19, 2005 – Education Week

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