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When the Boise, Idaho, school district set out to build Riverside Elementary School four years ago, it thought it might have to demolish or relocate an 112-year-old house on the proposed site for the new school.
Gerald Wheeler has his eyes on every school in the nation.
A group of top scientists, policymakers, and teachers has embraced a plan to reverse the traditional sequence in which high school sciences are taught so that all students take physics in their freshman year, followed by chemistry, then biology.
Congress and the Clinton administration are barreling toward changing both the form and function of the country's social safety net, a system of programs that is cumbersome at best and broken at worst.
What happens when a large urban school system stops being run as a "professional enclave" and becomes, instead, a "unit of local government"? In Chicago, we are beginning to find the answer to that question.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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