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Diplomás one-year meeting at Café College: progress towards Latino college completion goals

Last year, this earlier post discussed the launch of Diplomás, a project to raise college completion rates by Latinos, funded in part by a grant from the Lumina Foundation. One year later, the participants met at Café College to discuss goals and evaluate … Continue reading

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Praise for demanding parents from Arne Duncan

Comments by Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, at the release of an NAACP report last month: “One of the countries out-educating us by every measure is South Korea,” Duncan said, explaining that when President Barack Obama meets the President of … Continue reading

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Local charter school systems apply for “Race to the Top”

Two charter school systems with San Antonio campuses, Harmony Public Schools and IDEA Public Schools, have applied to compete for funds from the U.S. Department of Education’s “Race to the Top” program. “Local schools are poised to Race To The Top”, Francisco … Continue reading

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A high-performing charter school creates income diversity in Atlanta

A writer at The Hechinger Report describes how Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood is being transformed by a combination of a high performing charter school and a mixed-income public housing strategy. “Rich Kid, Poor Kid: How Mixed Neighborhoods Could Save America’s Schools”, … Continue reading

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