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Education Reformer Michelle Rhee Tells Her Side

Michelle Rhee, the former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor, might very well be the most controversial figure in public education these days.

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Oregon: Many Variables Will Drive Education Plan’s Results

If it works like the proponents say it will, Oregon’s plan to improve education will force school districts to focus intensely on producing successful graduates and will shine a light on the best — and worst — performers.

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Rahm Emanuel to Middle Class: Don’t Leave for Better Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has a message to the middle class: Don’t leave my city in pursuit of a high quality, high school education for your kids.

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Texas: Education Cuts Protested at Capitol Rally

Sherry Dana's reason for joining a rally protesting cuts in public education spending was summed up by a quote from the Italian poet Dante on a cloth bag slung over her shoulder: "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality."

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Widening Participation to an International Baccalaureate Education

The global economy demands globally educated workers and citizens. About 1,300 schools in the United States—and a total of about 3,200 in 141 countries worldwide—have turned to the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum as their ticket to educating students who are worldly-wise.

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Laboy's Legacy: School Leader's Tenure had Tumultuous Ups, Downs

During nearly a decade with Wilfredo T. Laboy in charge, the Lawrence Public Schools experienced the best of times and the worst of times.

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CK, 2 Other Kansas School Districts Get No Child Left Behind Waivers

Three Kansas school districts have received some but not all of the waivers they sought from the No Child Left Behind federal education law.

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Amherst Teachers Talk Rural Teaching in the Midwest with Department of Education

Rural schools’ needs are different than those of urban schools, Amherst Public Schools teachers say.

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David Brooks: Emphasis on Education and Relationships

Usually when you visit a school you walk down a quiet hallway and peer in the little windows in the classroom doors. You see one teacher talking to a bunch of students. Every 50 minutes or so a chime goes off and the students fill the hallway and march off to their next class, which is probably unrelated to the one they just left.

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Test Scores Suspicious Across US

Hundreds of school systems nationwide exhibit suspicious test scores that point to the possibility of cheating, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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