Minneapolis Public Schools Lose Students To Charter Schools

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Students are Fleeing Minneapolis Schools Minneapolis schools are being faced with the prospect of empty school buildings as more and more students flee the system to charter schools in the district. Minneapolis schools’ enrollment figures have plummeted to just 36,000 this year – that’s almost half its capacity of 50,000 students. Schools in the north […]


Closure Certain For Minneapolis Schools

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In a decision process that began in the spring district officials have decided to close seven Minneapolis Schools at the end of the current school year. The debate was an emotional one in which school officials claimed too few students and too many unused classrooms made the move necessary. Current enrollment in Minneapolis Schools is […]


Are Pittsburgh Schools In Trouble

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Two years ago, in 2005, new Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Mark Roosevelt inherited a troubled school district. In fact, Pittsburgh Schools were placed on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s district improvement list in 2005, based on results that did not meet requirements on the Pennsylvania System of Schools Assessment (PSSA). When Superintendent Roosevelt took over the […]


The Importance Of A Home School Inspection

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Home schooling is a topic that continues to receive quite a bit of attention. The ability to control the educational environment in which a child learns is often of great benefit to parents looking to supplement the low-quality education found in their school district. In other situations, there are particular educational needs that can best […]


Performance And Pensions In Denver Schools

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When thinking of Denver, Colorado, do you think of beautiful, snow-capped peaks soaring into the heavens? The Denver Schools’ system has goals that resemble high mountains…attainable yet challenging. The Denver Schools’ district has three “overarching” goals: 1. Set high expectations for all students 2. Raise the overall achievement level 3. Close the achievement gap To […]


Portland Schools Seek Direction

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In Portland Schools a recent consolidation bill has officially been penned into legislature. The bill affects the entire state and will reorganize Maine’s 290 school districts into 80 new ones. Now districts in charge of Portland Schools are looking carefully at the choices set before them. Portland Schools are examining partnerships, mergers, and loopholes under […]


Oklahoma City Schools Find New Leader

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Oklahoma City Schools have ridden a roller coaster of ups and downs for the past decade. The district was labeled as “in need of improvement” under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). That federal mandate led to major overhauls which included a district improvement plan, a comprehensive local education plan (CLEP) and […]


St Louis Schools Sensitive To Needs Of Alternative Students

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The efforts of St. Louis Schools to serve the needs of its alternative schools are admirable. Through the implementation of new summer schools programs, a virtual school, and 3 new alternative campuses, the district of St. Louis Schools strives to serve all students throughout the city. The district Vision and Mission Statements, as stated on […]


Apartment Selection Tips

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When you decide to move, apartment selection can be a difficult task. Just how does one go about it properly? There are critical points that renters must bear in mind when they start looking. Let’s take a look at some of the key factors that will make your apartment selection a far easier task to […]


Beijing Or Peking What Is The Difference

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Another Chinese city similarly named is NanJing, meaning south capital. At times in history, the capital was declared to be NanJing rather than BeiJing, according to whether the then current powerbase lay to the north or south of China. Emperor Wu was the first to declare the site of Beijing as the capital in 1057 […]


How To Get Around China S Second Largest City Beijing

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Whereas Shanghai and Hong Kong predominate in the economic field, Peking is widely recognized as the political, educational and cultural centre of the Country, with a jurisdiction over 18 districts and counties. To get around this metropolis you might find useful these brief suggestions on public transports once you land there. Public Bus and trolley […]


Looking For Old Time Artistic Paris

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The buzzling Montmartre district is one of the places to visit in this sense. It was here that during the 19th century, poets and artists gathered. The shortest road leaves from Place Blanche and climbs the lively Rue Lepic market street, continuing on along Rue de Abbesses, Rue Ravignon and other flights of steps. A […]


Hollywood From Its Very Beginning To What It Is Today

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History On January 22, 1947, the first commercial TV station west of the Mississippi River, KTLA, began operating in Hollywood. In December of that year, the first Hollywood movie production was made for TV, The Public Prosecutor. In addition, in the 1950s, music recording studios and offices began moving into Hollywood. Other businesses, however, continued […]


Bullying An Historical Perspecitve Is History Repeating Itself

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A Government backed study funded by the Department for Education and Skills located in the United Kingdom has revealed that schools are dropping the Holocaust from history lessons to avoid offending Muslim pupils. The study found that some teachers are reluctant to cover the atrocity for fear of upsetting students whose beliefs include Holocaust denial. […]


Appealing Your Property Taxes For Apartment Commercial Owners

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Property taxes are one of the largest line item costs incurred by apartment owners. However, many owners do not appeal effectively. Even though owners realize that property taxes can be managed and reduced through an appeal, some view taxes as an arbitrary estimate provided by the government which can’t effectively be appealed. It tends to […]


It Is The Bankruptcy Court That Handles All Matters Relating To Bankruptcy

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Article III of the U.S. Constitution establishes the judiciary as one of the three separate as well as distinct branches of the federal government along with the legislative and executive branches. Federal courts are considered the guardians of the Constitution because their rulings help protect the rights as well as liberties as guaranteed by the […]


Porto Portugal

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Ever since the Romans built a fort here, at the mouth of the Duoro, Porto has prospered from commerce. Today it is Portugal`s second city and a thriving industrial center. The commercial center of the city and the Baixa (“lower”) district attract fashionable shoppers. Also in the Baixa is the colorful Bolhao market. Most of […]


Travel Tips For Paris

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Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and has a well-deserved reputation to be a cultural icon of Europe. Getting around in Paris is easy, but driving is not the recommended way to see this beautiful city. For the tourist, walking may be one of the best ways to see the […]


English Lake District Traditions

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There is little doubt that those who have visited the regions of the English Lake District and Cumbria will recall and recount with pleasure the images of the lakes, mountains and tarns which together are the fundamental components of this beautiful area. There may also be some damp memories of a place with an above […]


World Status Recognition For The Lake District

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It has been reported in the widely read and admired weekly edition of The Westmorland Gazette that the Lake District is considering seeking a World Status Ranking, thus putting it on a par with the Egyptian Pyramids and the Australian Barrier Reef. This is an idea which I strongly support and firmly believe that this […]