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  • February 25, 2011

    Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is the 16th largest school district in the country. Long seen as a wealthy enclave, the county was becoming increasingly urbanized in 1999. Broad Acres Elementary School, located in a racially diverse neighborhood in the county's southeastern corner, epitomized the challenges facing MCPS.

  • February 25, 2011

    Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS), the eighth-largest school system in the country, received a $100 million Gates Foundation Empowering Effective Teachers Grant in 2009. This grant recognized and enhanced the long history of collaboration and pay-for-performance programs in HCPS.

  • February 25, 2011

    In their 2009-2011 Master Agreement , Helena Public Schools and the Helena Education Association set forth to "embrace a problem-solving approach that will encompass a shared decision-making process fostering trust and respect." Superintendent Bruce Messinger describes it as a unique situation of "labor, management, and community working together in consensus and collaboration."

  • February 25, 2011

    Green Dot Public Schools is a fast-growing charter management organization specializing in turning around under-performing schools. It was founded in 1999 as a response to the education crisis unfolding in Los Angeles. While largely supported by local, state, and federal funds, Green Dot has also relied on philanthropic funding to build up its school facilities and infrastructure.

  • February 25, 2011

    Douglas County School District (DCSD) is the third-largest school district in Colorado, serving more than 60,000 students. The DCSD partnership with the Douglas County Federation (DCF) of teachers and classified employees is an outstanding example of labor-management collaboration and innovation that dates back two decades.

  • February 25, 2011

    As the host city and district for this conference , Denver has a legacy of improving student outcomes through collaboration between the Denver Public Schools (DPS) and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA).

  • February 25, 2011

    Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) is the fourth-largest school district in Maryland. In 2010, culminating recent successes, City Schools received the Award for Urban School Board Excellence from the Council of Urban Boards of Education.

  • February 25, 2011

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in a Black History Month forum sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, on Capitol Hill. The topic of the forum is “Investing in Communities of Color.” Secretary Duncan’s panel will address meeting the economic needs of the African American Community.

  • February 25, 2011

    Russlynn Ali, assistant secretary for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education, will address Mayor Kevin Johnson's "State of Schools" education forum Monday at Sacramento's historic Guild Theater.

  • February 25, 2011

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will participate in the "Education, Early Childhood and Workforce Committee" panel at the National Governors Association's (NGA) Winter Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 26. Duncan will highlight the administration's plan to reauthorize No Child Left Behind and discuss the role governors play in generating education reform.