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Bold Blog - May 22, 2019 4969

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New Orleans finally has control of its own schools, but will all parents really have a say?

Hechinger Report - May 21, 2019 4919

NEW ORLEANS — Frank Rabalais had big plans for the school just around the corner from his house in Gentilly Terrace, a leafy neighborhood that is one the most racially and socioeconomically diverse corners of the city. In 2016, Rabalais, a well-connected, self-described charter school proponent, had learned that the Gentilly Terrace Elementary School would […]


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Guest Post: The Surprisingly Low Burden of Subscriptions at Institutions

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 21, 2019 4914

Analyzing subscription expenditures at the institutional level suggests that for US institutions, subscriptions represent a very slight burden on university budgets, while delivering value to many stakeholders.


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OPINION: How to tell if early learning provides a level playing field

Hechinger Report - May 20, 2019 4901

Lately, there’s been a great deal of talk in the early learning community about equitable practices in early learning settings. For instance, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recently released a draft position statement on equity that sought to outline “equitable learning opportunities that help children achieve their full potential as […]


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Learning and development's two customers

Clive on Learning - May 20, 2019 4870

Imagine if you had to satisfy not one set of customers but two. Both were demanding, and each was looking for quite different things. Well, such is the lot of the learning professional. Not only do you have to provide a great service to your clients, business sponsors and key stakeholders, you also have to deliver satisfying experiences to your end users – the learners.

Lessons from Boston: “no excuses” charter schools kept boosting student test scores after expansion

Hechinger Report - May 20, 2019 4860

Research sometimes shows that charter schools are better at raising student achievement than traditional public schools. But many charter schools get about the same results and sometimes charter schools do worse. Since charter schools are funded by public tax dollars, it’s important to have a way to decide which ones to open. A new Boston […]


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Will Transformative Agreements Unravel Library Consortia?

The Scholarly Kitchen - May 20, 2019 4859

Will cost share allocations for transformative agreements threaten the cohesion of library consortia?


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