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Blending Character Education with Curriculum

Students' performance is enhanced when setting personal goals is integrated into a seventh-grade mathematics curriculum.

Race for Reform

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

A Spirit of Reinvention

Superintendent Walt Rulffes of Nevada's Clark County School District

Opening the Data Door

Denver (Colo.) Public Schools

FLAP Grant Provides Critical Language Support Programs

$12.4 million in grant money was given to public primary and secondary schools to support "critical foreign languages" such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Russian, to help students compete in a global marketplace.

Confronting a Racial Achievement Gap

Merrill and his board developed "Compass to 2015: A Strategic Plan for Student Success."

The Moxie of Kathy Cox

Georgia's superintendent of schools is a controversial educator who won $1 million on a television show, attempted to tinker with science education and has advanced teacher training.

AASA Superintendent of the Year Nominees Focus on the Future

Finalists asked what their number-one priority is for 2010.

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