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38th Annual Conference
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School turnaround models draw bipartisan concern
Education Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Obama administration's prescription for turning around low-performing schools—particularly the models districts must follow in making those improvements—is raising eyebrows on Capitol Hill, as Congress gears up for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. More

Eliminating the achievement gap is educational alchemy
Education Week    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If there's one issue that has continued to frustrate educational reformers beyond all others over the decades, it's the existence of the academic achievement gap. More precisely, it's the difference in average performance between various social classes. Despite proclamations at the highest levels to eliminate the gap, the best that can be done is to narrow it. More

Videos highlight successful school reform
eSchool News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To help local leaders with their own school-reform efforts, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) has produced a new series of online videos highlighting successful school improvements from districts across the nation. The videos illustrate how several school districts have successfully turned around their low-performing schools using the four models endorsed by ED's $3.5 billion Title I School Improvement Grant program. More

KIPP students prove that real consequences can change behavior
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Akey lesson in the "no excuses" type of public school, which uses firm measures to raise achievement for impoverished students, is behavior has consequences. The Knowledge Is Power Program, a no-excuses-style charter network, does that by denying some students the traditional year-end trip to Orlando or Utah or New York or other places they desperately want to go. More

Taking flight in Queens
Public School Insights    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Osmond A. Church Elementary School, otherwise known as PS / MS 124, sits so close to John F. Kennedy Airport that some at the school refer to it as "Hanger 12." It is appropriate, then, that achievement scores have "taken off" in recent years and continue to soar within all subgroup populations. How has this been accomplished, one might ask? It began in 1999 when the school applied to New York State for a Comprehensive School Reform Grant. The school community chose to embrace E.D. Hirsch's "Core Knowledge Program," which was developed on the basis of scientific research. More

Education IT to grow $2.5 billion this year
T.H.E. Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Technology spending in education is seeing a surge in 2010. According to information released by IT research firm Gartner, worldwide enterprise IT spending in education will grow 4.1 percent, or about $2.53 billion, over 2009. According to the report, "Forecast Alert: Enterprise IT Spending by Vertical Industry Market, Worldwide, 2008-2014, 1Q10 Update," worldwide enterprise IT spending across all vertical segments is forecast to increase by $96.7 billion to nearly $2.43 trillion in 2010. More

Film exposes rights denied to children
District Administration    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Education reformer and writer Whitney Tilson, who helped launch Teach for America in 1989, has a dream: that little boys and little girls of all economic backgrounds in the United States have the same education. He put his dream into a documentary film, A Right Denied: The Critical Need for Genuine School Reform - a film in which Tilson argues that the United States faces twin achievement gaps as it increasingly falls behind its economic competitors and a wide academic gap persists between low-income, minority students and their more affluent peers. More
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