In Perspective

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South Carolina is turning to single-sex classrooms to boost school choice and achievement, but critics question the effort's pace and wisdom.
May 7, 2008 – Education Week
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The Pittsburgh school district believes cultivating effective instructional leaders is the key to school improvement.
April 30, 2008 – Education Week
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The push to ensure that all students, not just the academically gifted, take introductory algebra and do so earlier has gained widespread acceptance in U.S. schools over the quarter-century since A Nation at Risk advocated strengthening graduation requirements in math.
April 23, 2008 – Education Week
Instead of waiting for applicants, states, districts, and charter organizations are increasingly recruiting and training candidates for the principalship.
April 16, 2008 – Education Week
From her first day on the job in 2001, Susan Schaeffler, founder of the first Knowledge Is Power Program school in the District of Columbia, hired teachers with an eye to their leadership potential.
April 16, 2008 – Education Week
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Plenty of academic programs, but uneven progress, mark New Orleans’ recovery district.
April 9, 2008 – Education Week
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Teacher collaboration is hailed as one of the most effective ways to improve student learning, and one high school in Illinois is often credited with perfecting the concept.
April 2, 2008 – Education Week
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A program that lets high school juniors and seniors earn college credit while training for hightech manufacturing jobs faces a shortage of interested students.
March 26, 2008 – Education Week
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A decade after a national group formed to put more rigor into middle schools, educators are still searching for the right blend of academic and developmental strategies.
March 19, 2008 – Education Week
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The Duval County, Fla., district sees the courses as part of a shift to teaching more students college-level skills.
March 12, 2008 – Education Week


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