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Charters and Choice

How can we give students options when their public schools are failing them?

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College Access

College: Can't afford not to go, can't afford to go...

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The Dropout Dilemma

What are the real costs of dropping out?

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No Child Left Behind

What exactly is NCLB and how is it effecting our education system?

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Early Childhood Education

How do we ensure that all children are prepared to enter kindergarten?

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In Focus: Head Start

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Teachers

Why are we struggling to recruit and retain teachers? What reforms do the candidates propose to solve the teacher shortage and improve their working conditions?

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School-to-Work

With a struggling economy, should lawmakers place further emphasis on federally-funded school-to-work programs? Moreover, do they work?

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Steve Barr: Founder of Green Dot Public Schools

Steve Barr
         
 

 

 

“Public schools can do a far better job of educating students if they are operated more effectively.”

 

Disruptive Innovation:  Green Dot Schools are all based on the same "Six Tenets of High Performing Schools".  This model enables Green Dot schools to consistently outperform comparable schools on nearly every academic performance measure.

The Six Tenets are:
1) Small, Safe, Personalized Schools
2) High Expectations
3) Local Control
4) Parent Participation
5) Get Every Dollar into the Classroom
6) Keep Schools Open Later

Potential to Serve: Primarily urban public high school students, especially in Los Angeles.

See more at www.greendot.org!

 

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