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'We'll fight for our schools' | Ghanamma.com

Parents of pupils at two of the schools set for closure in a controversial decision that has seen the provincial education department come in for plenty of flak, say the action is robbing the children of their right to an education.
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Rothstein: Cannot Close Achievement Gap without Ending Segregation

Rothstein: Cannot Close Achievement Gap without Ending Segregation | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
Richard Rothstein spoke to the AASA and told them that "reformers" like Joel Klein were wrong in claiming that high expectations and better teachers would close the achievement gap. Here is a summa...
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High School Students Need to Think, Not Memorize - US News and World Report

High School Students Need to Think, Not Memorize - US News and World Report | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
New education standards will affect the way regular and AP courses are taught.
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The writing imperative: Oregon schools need to teach more students ...

The writing imperative: Oregon schools need to teach more students ... | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
From now on, Oregon students have to be able to demonstrate solid writing skills to get a diploma. For thousands of students, however, being able to do so is far out of reach -- and teachers with 200 students apiece are ...
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Romney: America Invented Education

Romney: America Invented Education | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
If you think Romney left out the public part accidentially, you're fooling yourself. (@Esquiremag PLS correct your writer's false assertion that USA invented public education. #factcheck?
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School Districts Pass the Buck to the Next Generation - Businessweek

School Districts Pass the Buck to the Next Generation - Businessweek | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
School districts in California are issuing high-cost bonds that push the bill out as long as 40 years (School Districts Pass the Buck to the Next Generation http://t.co/ob1og6gn...)...
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Public schools bearing the brunt of special education costs

Public schools bearing the brunt of special education costs | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
“While the number of students with special needs has not increased…” We're not told how far back they're looking—because the number of kids with special needs certainly has soared. This piece seems to be one long ...
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22 Things Your Kid's Principal Won't Tell You (But Wants You To Know)

22 Things Your Kid's Principal Won't Tell You (But Wants You To Know) | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
Before the first day of school, teachers and principals help parents to prepare for the year ahead -- they give you supply lists and make sure you know what time to drop your kid at the bus stop.
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2 New Orleans schools training students for burgeoning digital media field

2 New Orleans schools training students for burgeoning digital media field | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
Louisiana is drawing a lot of post-production work for the film and entertainment industry (#iQuariusMedia 2 New Orleans schools training students for burgeoning digital media field http://t.co/8rGhyhrF...)...
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Districts as the Engine of School Reform: Past and Present (Part 2)

Districts as the Engine of School Reform: Past and Present (Part 2) | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
Districts have again become the darlings of school reformers. Where once reformers, past and present, skipped back and forth lining up their cross-hairs on the best targets  for improving schooling...
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Education Holds the Key to Africa's Development - AllAfrica.com

Education Holds the Key to Africa's Development - AllAfrica.com | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
Education Holds the Key to Africa's DevelopmentAllAfrica.com"Economists like to debate precisely why education makes a difference.
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Giving Our Children an Equal Opportunity to Succeed

Giving Our Children an Equal Opportunity to Succeed | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
This is a challenging time to be young and poor in the United States. How do we return fairness and equal opportunity to the lives of poor children? How can we improve their chances in life?
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Solutions to High Suspension Rate for Students With Special Needs

Solutions to High Suspension Rate for Students With Special Needs | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
A misbehavior incident should be seen as an opportunity for the school staff to reflect on which interventions are currently in place and shore up the school supports they can lean on.
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'We'll fight for our schools' | Ghanamma.com

Parents of pupils at two of the schools set for closure in a controversial decision that has seen the provincial education department come in for plenty of flak, say the action is robbing the children of their right to an education.
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96% Of Students Arrested In NYC Schools Are Black Or Latino

96% Of Students Arrested In NYC Schools Are Black Or Latino | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
A new report conducted by the NYCLU and released on Monday reveals the NYPD arrested 882 students in 2011.
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School in August Gets Low Grades

School in August Gets Low Grades | Underperforming Schools | Scoop.it
A Move by Some Districts to Reopen Before Labor Day Is Angering Parents, Students and Businesses (School in August Gets Low Grades: A move by some districts to reopen before Labor Day is angering parents, stude...)...
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