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Hoover Daily Report by topic: School Governance

February 20, 2009 | Associated Press

Academic standards vary by state, U.S. study finds

Some schools deemed to be failing in one state would get passing grades in another under the No Child Left Behind law, a national study found...

February 9, 2009 | North by Northwestern (Northwestern University)

Why you should care about education reform in D.C.

It’s weird enough that our capital is built on a drained malarial swamp...

February 8, 2009 | New Haven Register (CT)

Costly, misguided reform may be on the way

A very important decision is pending in the Connecticut Supreme Court with enormous financial implications for cash-strapped taxpayers...

February 6, 2009 | Gotham Schools

Diane Ravitch to Assembly: Mayor shouldn’t select the chancellor

Norm Scott warned this morning that historian Diane Ravitch, who has emerged as one of the Department of Education’s most vocal critics, would be delivering blistering testimony at today’s Assembly hearing on mayoral control...

February 3, 2009 | Alameda Times-Star (CA)

The Education Report: 'Slash-and-burn' style of reforming schools

This is a sampling of the Education Report, Katy Murphy's blog on Oakland schools...

February 1, 2009 | New York Times (registration required)

To Close a School: A Decision Rooted in Data, but Colored by Nuance

On a recent December morning, a trio of education higher-ups arrived unannounced in the principal’s office at Public School 90 in the Bronx...

January 27, 2009 | Education Week

How Slash-and-Burn Promotes Unionism

We got some good comments from readers who went to the trouble of reading the U.S. Department of Education document on how to turn around chronically low-performing schools...

January 18, 2009 | Kansas City Star

School spending soars but lacks proper incentives

Nobody doubts the need to improve our schools...

January 8, 2009 | New York Times (registration required)

Call to Merge Small Districts Sets Off Officials’ Protests

WHEN Michael V. Yazurlo does the calculus, he figures abolishing his school district in a consolidation is not worth it...

January 7, 2009 | Education Week (subscription required)

The Productivity Imperative

The current economic crisis will challenge just about every public- and private-sector institution in America...