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As 'Superman' debuts, risks and rewards of school reform made plain

The documentary Waiting for "Superman" opens this week — an ambitious film that aims to bring the debate over education reform into every household.
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By TOM MEEK  |  October 01, 2010
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Review: Waiting for Superman

If you were wondering about the state of our education system, Davis Guggenheim's documentary won't make you feel very optimistic.
Guggenheim suggests the wait will be long for America's schools
By TOM MEEK  |  October 01, 2010
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Shaking up the school system

Rhode Island education commissioner Deborah Gist’s take-charge style could make a winner of a state that often seems destined to fail. But critics say her free-market approach won’t work.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 23, 2010

Can we have class dismissed?

What, you might ask, does Ahmed Hussein Ismail, the alleged gun-toting robber mistakenly let out of jail in Portland, have in common with Tareq and Michaele Salahi, alleged White House party-crashers?
Diverse City
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  December 11, 2009