Many of these schools are improving, but the persistent stigma against them contributes to segregation.
The I Promise school’s five-year plan, published here in full, details its ambitions to do much more than just educate its students.
The former secretary of education talks about the “lies” he thinks undergirds the American public school system, and the unintended consequences that can come with attempts to reform it.
The success of the statewide strike has intensified education unrest nationally—and could have lasting implications for the country’s schools.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to set students up for success after graduation. But at public schools, even the best ideas often have unintended consequences.
In many high-poverty urban neighborhoods, it’s nearly impossible for a poor child to find something to read in the summer.
How did the school district decline so dramatically?
Hint: Their test-only admissions policy isn’t the real issue.