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School districts are on the rise everywhere

I stepped into my classroom at Eastern Senior High School, a public school in Washington D.C., for the first time in August 2000. At the time, D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) was a mess—student achievement was abysmally low, school buildings were...
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Districts Rising Briefs

In Districts Rising, we tell the stories of ten school districts and their efforts to raise student achievement and prepare students for college and career. Each brief in the series focuses on one school district: Aldine Independent School District (Texas);...
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Boston Public Schools: Taking Success Into a New Era

Boston Public Schools has a reputation for being one of the most-improved and stable urban school districts in the nation. In July, a new Superintendent took the reins. How will he expand on Boston’s success while addressing persistent equity gaps...
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Indianapolis Public Schools: From the Bottom Up

Just five years ago, Indianapolis Public Schools was languishing in the bottom rankings of the state. But now more students are passing state tests; taking and passing Advanced Placement exams; and graduating high school with plans to go to college,...
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