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Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, the commander and president of Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, speaks at the Air University Public K-12 Education Symposium held in Montgomery earlier this month.
Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton, the commander and president of Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, speaks at the Air University Public K-12 Education Symposium held in Montgomery earlier this month.
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Accountability School Quality a Critical Family Issue for Military
Concerns about local school systems can pose recruitment and retention hurdles for the armed services as they seek to meet the needs of military families.
Daarel Burnette II, September 24, 2019
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States Rhode Island the Latest State to Plan a District Intervention
The move to assume broad powers over the Providence school system illustrates both the attraction and challenges of high-profile approaches to troubled or low-performing schools and districts.
Andrew Ujifusa, August 21, 2019
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A Massachusetts ballot measure that would have allowed more charter schools to open was defeated, despite an expensive campaign to win voter approval.
A Massachusetts ballot measure that would have allowed more charter schools to open was defeated, despite an expensive campaign to win voter approval.
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Federal In Massachusetts, Voters Shun Expansion of Charters
The state will keep its status as one of the most restrictive states when it comes to the expansion of the charter school sector.
Arianna Prothero, November 15, 2016
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School & District Management Georgia Voters to Decide State's Role in Struggling Schools
A ballot measure would alter the state constitution to allow a special district to intervene in low-performing schools.
Denisa R. Superville, October 25, 2016
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Every Student Succeeds Act New California Agency's Goal: Bolster Districts' Turnaround Role
Aiming to offer support and assistance for local leaders, rather than prescriptive formulas, the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is open for business.
Daarel Burnette II, September 27, 2016
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The Bienville Elementary School building, in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood, was taken over by First Line Charter Schools where Arthur Ashe Charter School now operates. The state-run Recovery School District chose not to reopen Bienville after Hurricane Katrina.
The Bienville Elementary School building, in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood, was taken over by First Line Charter Schools where Arthur Ashe Charter School now operates. The state-run Recovery School District chose not to reopen Bienville after Hurricane Katrina.
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Law & Courts All New Orleans Schools Set to Return to Local Oversight
After more than 10 years under state authority, the city's public schools—most of them charters—will be supervised by the locally elected school board.
Arianna Prothero, May 12, 2016
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“The state’s going to be ready to step in and take action.” Gov. Bruce Rauner, Springfield, Ill., Feb. 2, 2016.
“The state’s going to be ready to step in and take action.”<br> Gov. Bruce Rauner, Springfield, Ill., Feb. 2, 2016.
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School & District Management Financial Crisis in Chicago's Schools Deepens Discord
The nation's third-largest school district is mired in money woes and fights among state and local leaders about over how to solve them.
Denisa R. Superville, February 5, 2016
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Federal Opinion A Failing Grade for K-12 State Takeovers
School turnaround plans that replicate unsuccessful state-takeover models are a disservice to students, argue Kent McGuire and three researchers.
Kent McGuire, Katherine Dunn, Kate Shaw & Adam Schott, January 26, 2016
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Recovery School District Superintendent Patrick Dobard sits for a portrait on the stoop of his childhood home in New Orleans’ 7th Ward, this month.
Recovery School District Superintendent Patrick Dobard sits for a portrait on the stoop of his childhood home in New Orleans’ 7th Ward, this month.
Edmund D. Fountain for Education Week
School & District Management Opinion How We Rebuilt New Orleans' Schools 'From Scratch'
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the head of New Orleans' Recovery School District, Patrick Dobard, describes how the city is transforming its schools.
Patrick Dobard, August 25, 2015
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Students eat lunch at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward.
Students eat lunch at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward.
Swikar Patel/Education Week
School & District Management Video Videos: The Last Word on New Orleans’ Post-Katrina School System
Can New Orleans deliver a high-quality education for all children regardless of race and income?
August 19, 2015
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School & District Management Interactive The Re-Education of New Orleans: Multimedia
Browse the photos, videos, and interactives that are part of "The Re-Education of New Orleans."
August 18, 2015
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School Choice & Charters Project The Re-Education of New Orleans: About This Project
Education Week reporters went to New Orleans and Houston to explore the evolution of the city’s unorthodox school system.
August 12, 2015
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Komal Bhasin, left, the principal of UP Academy Leonard Middle School in Lawrence, Mass., rallies with teachers before students arrive.
Komal Bhasin, left, the principal of UP Academy Leonard Middle School in Lawrence, Mass., rallies with teachers before students arrive.
Erik Jacobs for Education Week
College & Workforce Readiness State Takeover Gives Mass. District a Fresh Start
The schools in Lawrence have made steady progress in raising student achievement and graduation rates since state education officials stepped in to turn around the struggling district.
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Equity & Diversity Charter Operators Pull Back From Memphis Turnaround Effort
Three national charter networks have recently scaled back plans to take over failing schools in the district, underscoring the challenges for turnaround efforts.
Arianna Prothero, April 21, 2015
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