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Schools in this Boston suburb were already high-performing. So why did the superintendent start over
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Jan 13, 6:40 AM: At no point in recent memory has Melrose Public Schools been failing. But the outgoing superintendent, Cyndy Taymore, is four years into an effort to fundamentally rethink traditional schooling here.
Column: WV deserves shot at prosperity
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Dec 27, 8:32 AM: The status quo for our children’s education needs to change. We should continue to reimagine our K-12 education system to help students fulfill their potential. Every child deserves access to the educational opportunity that is >
Letters: Why Education Reforms Aren’t Working
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Dec 23, 8:48 AM: Readers offer their ideas for improving schools, including less focus on test prep and more teacher involvement in policy.
Two Colorado Springs school districts expand nontraditional high schools
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Dec 17, 7:12 AM: The growing popularity of outside-the-box high school education is leading two Pikes Peak region school districts to expand programming.
With Population Booming, North Carolina District Wants to Keep Schools Open Year-Round
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Dec 3, 8:28 AM: School systems nationwide have been quietly moving away from year-round school calendars after a decadeslong experiment. Parents complained about the calendar that lacked summer vacation, and students didn’t appear to learn more, >
Bridging the economic divide in Dallas is a moral imperative. SMU, Toyota and Dallas ISD are respond
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Nov 26, 6:42 AM: Over a year ago, Toyota USA Foundation gave SMU a $2 million grant to create a school with real-world, problem-solving curriculum and multidisciplinary areas of study. The district anticipates opening the school in 2021 at the site >
Static test scores at many Colorado innovation schools have state, Denver officials questioning form
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Nov 25, 8:25 AM: In the two years since Prairie Heights Middle School received permission to implement a new curriculum and make changes to its staff training, principal Stephanie Knox has seen a change in students: They’re more excited to learn >
Innovation High School offers students alternatives for learning
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Nov 22, 6:21 AM: Whether needing to work a full-time job, parenting, hunger, homelessness or being in foster care, Innovation’s personalized learning model provides the extra support they need, Barnhart said.
Commentary: No more education reform. It’s time to transform communities
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Nov 18, 6:43 AM: Public school educators in South Carolina are working very hard to improve outcomes for students. And they are inundated by well-intended programs and reform efforts to “fix” our schools — in literacy, mathematics, career >
Education Guru Chris Whittle Tries a Comeback With New School in Brooklyn
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Nov 15, 9:32 AM: Whittle School to launch site next fall in New York with plans to expand for 90,000 students in 15 countries<
Lt. Governor: Donate to public school innovation fund and earn dollar-for-dollar tax credit
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Nov 8, 7:07 AM: Geoff Duncan is the lieutenant governor of Georgia. In this guest column, he implores Georgians to contribute to the nonprofit Innovation Fund Foundation that benefits public schools.
WMU program gives gifted kids advanced classes some schools can’t
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Oct 28, 5:55 AM: In order to circumvent that, Western Michigan University (WMU) brings gifted students together from across west Michigan. While tuition for the classes range from $400 to $450 per semester, she said participating public and charter >
‘Micro-Schools’ Punch Above Their Weight by Offering Personalized Education
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Oct 25, 7:16 AM: They are tiny, autonomous private schools, typically enrolling fewer than 70 students. Michael B. Horn of Education Next describes “the ethos of micro-schools: a fidelity to personalization and success for all in small >
Wichita Falls ISD looks to innovate learning for high school students
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Oct 22, 5:36 AM: Modernizing Wichita Falls ISD isn't just about bricks and mortar. The district is seeking a grant of about $300,000 for blended learning at the high school level, as well as taking part in a national group on innovative secondary >
Why we’re opening innovative new schools: New York City’s schools chancellor explains a
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Oct 7, 5:54 AM: This fall, 1.1 million children — amounting to one in every 300 residents of the United States — walked into a classroom in one of our 1,800 schools across the five boroughs. It’s no exaggeration to say that the future of our city >
‘Innovative regional’ school could be shared between Carroll, Howard counties under new
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Oct 7, 5:46 AM: A bill that went into effect at the beginning of October enables the school systems in Carroll and Howard counties to create a school that works across district lines. The school systems have no immediate plans to act on it, but >
How Berks fits in to Pennsylvania’s innovation economy
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Oct 7, 5:37 AM: In August, the Brookings Institute released a report looking at the state of Pennsylvania's innovation economy, warning that the commonwealth is falling behind in the knowledge-driven economy that propels most advanced >
City to Create or Reinvent 40 New Schools with Private Cash
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Oct 4, 6:03 AM: The XQ Institute, an education reform organization co-founded by Laurene Powell Jobs, is kicking in $10 million. The Robin Hood Foundation is providing $6 million. And the city will provide the rest: $16 million.
Opinion: Innovate for kids
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Sep 26, 5:20 AM: A little-known law, Act 601 of 2013, allows flexibility to exist in our schools in Arkansas. Sen. Joyce Elliott, an educator herself, wrote this law to help schools look at innovative ways to design their educational systems. That >
A North Dakota law gives school districts a chance to experiment
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Sep 17, 6:53 AM: By next school year, grade levels are expected to be eliminated in the Northern Cass School District in rural North Dakota, and students will navigate their own path to graduation, at their own pace.

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