Failing Schools


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Intervention In Indiana
Apr 25, 9:11 AM:

3 high schools in South Bend face state intervention at the end of the school year, following 6 yrs of academic probation. Vaguely outlined options hardly give the picture of what these failing schools may face or what happens to >

3 FL Schools: Big Changes Ahead
Apr 19, 12:03 PM:

Three Duval Cnty. schools in FL could become charters, go private or close because of failing grades. Decision comes in May.


No discussion of why these schools have all repeatedly been failing, or how they have attempted to >

Special Master Or Magician?
Apr 18, 11:51 AM:

CT Ed Depart. will appoint 'special master'  to develop plan for turnaround in failing Windham district. Interviews with state DOE officials lacking -- what are their plans for the outsider and how these will differ from all >

Action For Failing IL Schools
Apr 18, 11:18 AM:

East St. Louis super welcomes state intervention, after only one in 11 high schoolers meet math and reading goals. Clear need for this -- but want details on how they will attract finest teachers, improve schools environment and >

Help For A Failing High School
Apr 13, 10:47 AM:

Failing H.S. in ME will apply for federal school improvement funds. Lacking any clarity about the transformation approach they'll take -- with or without these monies.

Share examples of schools that successfully turned >

Bobb Bashing
Apr 13, 6:33 AM:

Angry crowd at meeting about Bobb's Detroit Renaissance plan. All attention on wrath from audience without pushing further to see why they think underperforming schools are so worthy of hanging on to.

Milwaukee’s Worst Revamped…Almost
Apr 12, 11:04 AM:

Low standardized testing prompts reform movement, but what qualifications need to be met for aggressive reform (getting the big bucks) versus simply being put on probation? All of these schools were slated as some of Wisconsin's >

Grants To Improve
Apr 1, 2:32 PM:

In WA, six school districts chosen for federal School Improvement Grants targeting worst performing schools. Among the options for receiving the money is turning schools into charters. How about more on why state law doesn't >

Dear Diary On NCLB
Mar 18, 11:02 AM:

Editorial wants Congress to press on with No Child Left Behind reforms that would give schools more flexibility. Opines this is "particularly pressing during these hard times for education funding." You'd think it'd go on to >

No Closure on a Failing School
Mar 2, 9:59 AM:

Failing NYC elementary slated for closure until Dem. State Sen. John Sampson got the Education Dept. to reverse course and plan for a school turnaround. But if $1 million in the past three years for math/literacy coaches and >



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