achievement gap

What Can U.S. Schools Learn from Foreign Counterparts?

China, Finland and Singapore are creating stronger students—and finally inspiring American educators to take action.
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Irondale High School to Get Visit from U.S. Education Secretary

Next year, students at Irondale High School will have more chances at earning free credit toward a two-year college degree as part of a program that has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's education chief.

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Will the Flipped Class Method Work in Your District?

The flipped classroom method combines online and traditional face-to-face methods.


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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People Watch

Tough Tactics for Retention

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

Books for District Leaders


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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