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World-Class Standards and Place-Based Education in Rural Schools

Jun 24 2015

Paul Hill launches a series of blogs on rural education, originally published on Eduwonk.com.

Changing the Narrative in New Orleans: Sarah Newell Usdin Talks with Adam Hawf

Jul 9 2015

The Orleans Parish School Board representative and founder/past CEO of New Schools for New Orleans talks about the need for broader, deeper public engagement in the city's schools.

A Renewed Sense of Hope in New Orleans: Jamar McKneely Talks with Adam Hawf

Jul 6 2015

The CEO of InspireNOLA Charter Schools discusses his organization's focus on preparing New Orleans students to graduate college and impact their communities.

New Orleans: A City That Works—Together

Jun 29 2015

Jay Altman of FirstLine Schools envisions a "jobs for learning" initiative to help New Orleans students as they transition out of high school.

Ten Years After: What's Next for New Orleans?

Jun 25 2015

Robin Lake kicks off a series of blogs from education leaders in New Orleans, who share their ideas on what will it take to bring the city's schools to a much higher level of success.

New Orleans: Building a Strong Teacher Pipeline for Tomorrow's Schools

Jul 1 2015

How can we ensure excellent teachers for all New Orleans students? Maggie Runyan-Shefa and Michael Stone of New Schools for New Orleans share their ideas.

Front-Runners and Dark Horses: How Districts Are Faring on Portfolio Strategy Implementation

Jun 17 2015

Christine Campbell and Jordan Posamentier provide insights on the newest annual assessment of school systems implementing the portfolio strategy.

How Choice Strengthens Schools and Families

Jun 11 2015

Prompted by a current focus on charter schools and backfill, Paul Hill reflects on how school choice can benefit schools, students, and parents.

Uncovering the Productivity Promise of Rural Education

Jun 2 2015

Ashley Jochim and Betheny Gross suggest four ways that states can best support rural schools and districts.

Avoiding the Comprehensive Schools Trap for Charter High Schools

May 28 2015

Paul Hill and Tricia Maas explain the need for localities to focus on developing highly targeted charter high schools.

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