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Tutoring Services See Business Boom

While districts are struggling to meet what many say are unfunded mandates of NCLB, one industry is booming under the landmark education act. Tutoring services across the nation are growing rapidly as they tap into a potential $2 billion market of Title 1 funding.

Chris Whittle says the idea to create Edison Schools, the nation's largest for-profit public and charter school management company, took off after he attended a dinner party where the idea was bandied about all night.

Governors Devise Graduation Rate Plan

It took a few forums and several years of discussion, but 45 governors and 12 national organizations agreed this summer to comparable high school graduation numbers and student progress indicators.

It used to be that the biggest problems of recess were scraping your knee or having a run-in with the schoolyard bully. Nowadays the greatest risk may be to your school's Adequate Yearly Progress rating.


Proposed Billion Dollar Law For Excellent Teachers

There was such a love fest when Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) introduced the Teacher Excellence for All Children Act this spring that something may actually come of the ambitious legislation.

In urban, suburban and rural districts alike, leaders inevitably come up against some formidable challenges when seeking and acquiring a new school site.

Sept. 17: Schools Must Teach Constitution

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While a gentle, silent type, this big-city superintendent has made sweeping system changes

Katrina Rivera doesn't mind the nearly three-hour, round trip bus ride from her home to Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology.