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Fall 2011 / Vol. 11, No. 4


Are U.S. Students Ready to Compete?

The latest on each state’s international standing

Getting At-Risk Teens to Graduation

Blended learning offers a second chance

Photos: Additional images of Performance Learning Centers (PLCs) in Hampton and Richmond, Virginia.

The Public Weighs In on School Reform

Intense controversies do not alter public thinking, but teachers differ more sharply than ever

The 2012 Republican Candidates (So Far)

What they’ve said and done on education in the past, and what they might do about our public schools if elected

Unlocking the Secrets of High-Performing Charters

Tight management and “no excuses”


Principled Principals

New evidence from Chicago shows they fire the least effective teachers

Managing the Teacher Workforce

The consequences of “last in, first out” personnel policies


Fixing Teacher Pensions

Is it enough to adjust existing plans?



Cautionary Tale

Review of Schoolhouse of Cards by Eugene Hickok and Collision Course by Paul Manna


Review of The Bee Eater by Richard Whitmire


The New Superintendent of Schools for New Orleans

A conversation with John White

Trouble in Kansas

Parents in a wealthy district sue to pay more taxes

Florida Reformers Got It Right

Hybrid schoolers reap the benefits

No Matter How You Ask the Question

School vouchers rebounded in 2011

All A-Twitter about Education

Improving our schools in 140 characters or less

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