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Strong Schools Can Withstand Teacher Turnover?

August 28, 2013

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A recent NY Times article about young, inexperienced teachers and teacher turnover focused on the YES Prep charter schools. In that article, Wendy Kopp, the founder of Teach for America, stated, “Strong schools can withstand the turnover of their teachers. The strongest schools develop their teachers tremendously so they become great in the classroom even in […]

How Arne Duncan could have saved Philadelphia Schools

August 16, 2013

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Much has been written about how Philadelphia schools got into the financial mess that they are currently experiencing. Some blame teacher unions while others blame district leadership or simply the inefficiency of urban district bureaucracies. More likely culprits are the state management of Philly schools that put the district deep in the red, a state […]