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He's at it again

By Helen Gym on Feb 20, 2009 01:05 PM

Harvard prof Paul Peterson last week published another study alleging improvement in the Philadelphia School District’s for-profit model. The study, partially underwritten by Edison Schools Inc. (the District’s largest for-profit manager) again claims substantial gains in math for Edison and other private managers.

More on "turnaround"

By Dale Mezzacappa on Feb 13, 2009 12:14 PM

On Wednesday, after the School Reform Commission meeting, Superintendent Arlene Ackerman confirmed that the District’s eagerly awaited strategic plan will indeed present “turnaround” options for chronically low-performing schools.

Draft report calls for shake-ups in low-performing schools

By By Dale Mezzacappa on Feb 4, 2009 12:31 PM

The School District is strongly considering yet another “turnaround” strategy for chronically underperforming schools, one based on Chicago’s controversial Renaissance 2010 project that closes existing schools and opens new ones under a different management structure.

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