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Hassel, Emily Ayscue; Hassel, Bryan C.; Ableidinger, Joe – Progressive Policy Institute, 2011
Though controversy rages about the overall contribution of charter schools to U.S. education reform, few doubt that a subset of charter schools has achieved extraordinary results with disadvantaged students. Relative to the enormous need for quality education, the number of children served by the best charter schools is far too low. Numerous…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Quality, Educational Change, Change Strategies
Levine, Michael H. – Progressive Policy Institute, 2005
With some notable exceptions, public schools are doing a woeful job of teaching students about the world outside America's borders. For example, surveys conducted by the Asia Society and the National Geographic Society show a huge gap in most students' knowledge about the growing importance of Asia and other world regions to the nation's economic…
Descriptors: Global Approach, World Affairs, Social Studies, International Studies