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Tupelo (Miss.) Schools Need Black Pupils Performing Closer to White Ones

White students in Tupelo score better than white students in most Mississippi school districts on state tests. Black students in Tupelo lag far behind.

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How Can We Assess the Effectiveness of Educational Technology?

As part of District Administration's Distinguished Lecture Series for K12 technology executives, we spoke with Scott McLeod, founding director of the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE).

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Tough Tactics for Retention

Superintendent Jose M. Torres, Illinois School District U-46

Books for District Leaders

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Berkeley (Calif.) Schools Chief to Retire After Busy Four-year Tenure

A lot can happen in four years. Just ask Berkeley school superintendent Bill Huyett who recently announced his retirement after 38 years in education.

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Why Education Reformer Michelle Rhee Says We Can't Wait

It’s been nearly a year since Michelle Rhee, chancellor of Washington D.C. schools from 2007 to 2010, founded the bi-partisan, education reform organization, StudentsFirst. Using the grassroots energy of a diverse group of parents, students, teachers and other committed individuals, StudentsFirst is dedicated to the improvement, indeed the rehabilitation, of the United States educational system.

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Schools on Military Bases Outdoing Public Schools

Once again, schools on the nation's military bases have outperformed public schools on both reading and math tests for fourth- and eighth-graders.

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Conn. Achievement Gap Task Force Hosts Commissioner Pryor

A Connecticut task force assigned to study ways to close the achievement gap between wealthy and poor students is scheduled to hear from the state's new education commissioner.

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Condoleezza Rice Makes Plea for Education in America

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she's concerned about the economy, the deficit, and the "jaded" nature of American politics - but she says the country's "biggest single problem" is with the public school system.

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