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Spring 2010 / Vol. 10, No. 2


Toothless Reform?

If the feds get tough, Race to the Top might work

A Courageous Look at the American High School

The legacy of James Coleman

High School 2.0

Can Philadelphia’s School of the Future live up to its name?

By Dale Mezzacappa  
Curriculum, Features, Technology  

In the Wake of the Storm

How vouchers came to the Big Easy

By Michael B. Henderson  
Charter Schools, Features, Governance and Leadership, Vouchers  


What Happened When Kindergarten Went Universal?

Benefits were small and only reached white children

By Elizabeth U. Cascio  
Journal, Research, State and Federal  

The Unknown World of Charter High Schools

New evidence suggests they are boosting high school graduation and college attendance rates

By Kevin Booker, Tim R. Sass, Brian Gill and Ron Zimmer  
Charter Schools, Journal, Research, Vouchers  


Gender Gap

Are boys being shortchanged in K–12 schooling?


Quality Counts and the Chance-for-Success Index

Narrowing its scope to factors schools can control would give the measure greater value

By Margaret Raymond and the CREDO team  
Check the Facts, School Life, Standards, Testing, and Accountability  


Total Student Load

Review of William Ouchi’s The Secret of TSL

Dedicated, Decorated, and Disappointing

Review of Rafe Esquith’s Lighting Their Fires

By Liam Julian  
Reviews, Teachers and Teaching  

Tale of Two Cities

Review of Gerald Grant’s Hope and Despair in the ?American City


Charter High Schools

Promising results from charters that educate teens

Strange Bedfellows

Students find unexpected ally in the Christian Right

Finding Time for Tennis and Thoreau

My online education

By Brett Ellen Keeler  
Briefs, Curriculum, School Life, Technology  

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