Groups Criticize Nutter Over Philadelphia School Closings

Only a week remains until the School Reform Commission is to vote on the largest wave of school closings in Philadelphia history, but community organizations are fighting for more time. The NAACP and ACTION United, a statewide organization of 52,000 low- and moderate-income families, have asked for a one-year delay to find additional sources of funding and alternatives to the proposed closing of 29 schools.

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Education Board Grants Indianapolis Control of Four Schools

Four former Indianapolis Public Schools taken over by the state will now be under the control of Mayor Greg Ballard. During a Wednesday morning meeting, the State Board of Education unanimously approved Ballard’s request to give him authority over the four turnaround schools. The state took control of Arlington, Howe and Manual high schools and Donnan Middle School last summer after the schools consistently scored “F” grades on state report cards.

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Calif. Schools Flunk Education Group's Ratings

California is sorely lacking when it comes to school reform, failing to adopt policies to limit teacher tenure and use student test scores in teacher evaluations, according to a rating of states issued Monday by a high-profile education advocacy group.

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Texas Ed Commissioner Removes El Paso School Board

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams announced today he's stripping all power from El Paso Independent School District trustees, citing a lack of trust from the community they represent. Williams plans to appoint a five-member board of managers to replace the school district's seven elected trustees, who have come under fire for failing to catch a districtwide cheating scheme devised by former Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia.

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An Ounce of Prevention

Project 2020 Turns High School Dropouts into Graduates

New York City Drops Plans to Close 10 Struggling High Schools

The Bloomberg administration has abandoned a controversial plan to close 10 struggling city high schools.

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The Fight Over A Failing Chicago High School

By just about any definition, Walter H. Dyett High School has failed.

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Five Failing Colo. Schools to Lose Money Supposed to Help Them Improve

The Colorado Department of Education will cut off school-improvement money to five of the state's poorest-performing schools because they haven't gotten better despite the influx of cash.

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Parent Trigger Law Taking Effect

Back to School After Experiencing Failure

We need to support students to help interrupt the cycle of failure.