Articles: Reform

SPECIAL REPORT: States of Debate: Lone Star

In education, Texas has been a source of both controversy and innovation. The First of a Three State Series.

Race for Reform

Terry Grier, the new superintendent of the Houston Independent School District, moves quickly to improve teacher quality and student performance.

Districts Differ on Merits of Enrollment Caps

Districts across the country have implemented enrollment caps to prevent class sizes from becoming too large in schools with swelling enrollments.

Get-Tough Policies Put Students on Path Toward Prison

Undue punitive policies are driving students down a path toward prison, according to a study from the Advancement Project.

New Legislation Restrains Discipline in the Classroom

The Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act will set national standards for the practices of controlling disruptive students.

Pursuing Peace in Chicago

Ron Huberman has spent his first year as schools CEO confronting an epidemic of urban teen violence.

The Genesis of Genesis High School

Principal Kathelyne Dye-Gallagher in Milwaukee, Wis., started by considering student emotional and social needs.

Turning Around Schools in Need

A new president and secretary of education bring a new urgency to the task of turning around failing schools nationwide.

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