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Nearly six decades after Brown v. Board of Education, researchers are focusing on a handful of charter schools that were created to be diverse alternatives to the regular public schools in their neighborhoods.
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The latest iteration of Race to the Top, in which districts will compete for $400 million in federal funding, does not look promising, writes Daniel K. Lautzenheiser.
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Although enrollment continues to grow each year in full-time online schools, more research is needed about the effectiveness of such schools, says a report from the National School Boards Association.
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