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Why Denver Is a Model for Education in America

DSST Public Schools CEO Bill Kurtz shares what's working between charters and public schools in his town.

One of the central questions facing the education reform movement is the relationship between the growing number of urban charter schools and the large school districts that oversee public education in those same cities. This is a question that dates back to the beginning of the charter movement and one of its early supporters, Albert Shanker.

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Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Is an Education Reformer for Hire

Fenty is jumping into the public speaking circuit as an "national leader in the area of urban education reform."

Washington, D.C. voters may have given former mayor Adrian Fenty the boot over his support of schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, but now he's available for hire on the public speaking circuit as a "national leader in the area of urban education reform"

Fenty's being represented by Manhattan-based speakers bureau Greater Talent Network. According to his bio, Fenty

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New Report Puts the Black Male Achievement Crisis in the Spotlight

The latest study on urban black male academic achievement is out, and the data is pretty grim.


The latest study on urban black male academic achievement is out, and the news isn't good. In fact, it's downright depressing.

A 120-page report titled A Call for Change: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Schools shines a light on six key areas affecting black males, including achievement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, college and career readiness, and school experiences.

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