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57 Michigan high schools with fewer than 5% testing as college ready
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Jun 5, 7:07 AM: Michigan has 220 public-school programs where less than 5 percent of the Class of 2018 tested as fully college-ready as juniors, according to state data.
As Calls for Action Crescendo, de Blasio Takes On Segregated Schools
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Jun 4, 6:21 AM: But the politics around the issue have changed, and with his re-election behind him, Mr. de Blasio this weekend showed his willingness to take on some of the most fiercely guarded schools in the system, proposing that the city’s >
Opinion: Why the mayor’s control of school data hurts students
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Jun 4, 5:08 AM: The argument for mayoral control of education, here and elsewhere, is that it leads to greater accountability. Results would come more quickly, especially for lower-achieving students. Politics would not infect and slow reforms. >
JCPS racial achievement gap widening (but less so than in rest of Kentucky)
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Jun 1, 6:18 AM: Black JCPS students in the last few years have fallen further behind their white peers on state academic tests — but only at some grade levels — while for students across the state the racial achievement gap has widened at all >
Texas school districts struggled to use law that could stave off state takeover
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Jun 1, 5:55 AM: For school districts with chronically failing campuses, a recently passed law that allows them a reprieve from state sanctions was supposed to be a lifeline. A year on, less than a tenth of those districts are on track to take >
Editorial: Michigan’s schools: It’s time to light the fire
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May 31, 5:12 AM: Blow apart the existing structure and set about building the nation’s most innovative and responsive system of schools. A big move is needed if Michigan is to move to the Top 10 from the bottom 10 in education performance. >
JCPS appeal of state takeover: How does the process work?
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May 30, 6:02 AM: The school board announced at a meeting Tuesday night that it will appeal the recommendation made a month ago by interim Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis. Up next, the district will make its argument before the state's education >
Opinion: School district takeovers remove black representation
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May 29, 5:26 AM: Elected officials should be removed only if they are incapacitated or charged with a felony or some other grievous crime; otherwise they should retain their power of representation. The General Assembly should not allow, facilitate >
Column: State JCPS takeover plan is misguided and a sign of potential tyranny
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May 25, 5:11 AM: Louisvillians should be alarmed by the proposed state takeover of the Jefferson County Public Schools. Such a step could have long-term consequences for local citizens – whether they have children in the schools or not – so they >
Tennessee receives glowing marks on national reports for improved student expectations
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May 23, 7:21 AM: Tennessee has not only closed the gap in how it reports student learning compared to the rest of the nation but also set some of the highest education requirements among all states, according to a set of national reports released >
Why does Bowser keep saying D.C. is the ‘fastest improving’ school district in the count
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May 22, 7:24 AM: The idea that D.C. is the fastest-improving urban district in the nation gained steam in 2013 — more than a year before Bowser took office — when the city posted some of the country’s biggest gains on the National Assessment of >
New Jersey hit with major lawsuit arguing it must end school segregation
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May 21, 7:16 AM: The New Jersey law that requires most children to attend public school within their communities has led to some of the worst school segregation in the nation, prompting a coalition to sue the state to overturn that law and >
Manaugh Elementary faces outside management to improve performance
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May 21, 5:42 AM: The Colorado Department of Education announced on May 10 that Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 will work with outside management organizations to improve student performance at Manaugh Elementary School.
State law on fixing failing schools is unclear
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May 21, 5:34 AM: The Legislative Education Study Committee says the Public Education Department may not have as much authority as it claims to regarding measures requiring “more rigorous interventions,” which aim to improve chronically >
Michelle Chen: Brown v. Board of Education ended school segregation. So why are schools still n
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May 18, 7:12 AM: It’s been 64 years since the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education that declared school segregation unconstitutional. To overcome the racial barriers dividing America’s classrooms, the students seeking >
‘It Has to Start Somewhere’: Grass-Roots Drive to Integrate New York Schools
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May 18, 6:02 AM: The middle school in northern Manhattan is named after Booker T. Washington, a champion of education for African-Americans. But in a district where half the students are Hispanic and black, less than a quarter of the 852 students >
BSU takeover raises nearly $3 million for Muncie schools
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May 17, 5:55 AM: Ball State University's takeover of Muncie Community Schools already has raised nearly $3 million in community support for the financially distressed district.
Editorial: APS students, teachers deserve real turnaround
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May 17, 5:23 AM: For years, adults have gone to their respective corners when it comes to debating what should happen at New Mexico’s struggling schools.
Opinion: Act with urgency to support our students
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May 16, 6:04 AM: The achievement gap is not just something you read about in a newspaper. It is a reality for me and thousands of other parents. When we look around at the options for our kids in San Francisco, it’s easy to feel hopeless and stuck. >
School safety, takeovers dominate session
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May 15, 5:50 AM: Indiana lawmakers returned to the Statehouse for a one-day special session Monday and passed two education-related bills – including additional school safety funding. The second bill focused on the takeover of Muncie and Gary >

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