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America's Best (and Worst) Cities for School Reform: Attracting Entrepreneurs and Change Agents

This study from the Fordham Institute tackles a key question: Which of thirty major U.S. cities have cultivated a healthy environment for school reform to flourish (and which have not)? Nine reform-friendly locales surged to the front: New Orleans, Washington D.C., New York City, Denver, Jacksonville, Charlotte, Austin, Houston, and Fort Worth. Trailing far behind were San Jose, San Diego, Albany, Philadelphia, Gary, and Detroit. Read on to learn more.

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City Profiles:

Albany, NY Columbus, OH Gary, IN Milwaukee, WI San Antonio, TX
Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX New Orleans, LA San Diego, CA
Baltimore, MD Denver, CO Indianapolis, IN New York, NY San Francisco, CA
Boston, MA Detroit, MI Jacksonville, FL Newark, NJ San Jose, CA
Charlotte, NC El Paso, TX Los Angeles, CA Philadelphia, PA Seattle, WA
Chicago, IL Ft. Worth, TX Memphis, TN Phoenix, AZ Washington, D.C.

 

Data Tables:

Albany, NY Columbus, OH Gary, IN Milwaukee, WI San Antonio, TX
Austin, TX Dallas, TX Houston, TX New Orleans, LA San Diego, CA
Baltimore, MD Denver, CO Indianapolis, IN New York, NY San Francisco, CA
Boston, MA Detroit, MI Jacksonville, FL Newark, NJ San Jose, CA
Charlotte, NC El Paso, TX Los Angeles, CA Philadelphia, PA Seattle, WA
Chicago, IL Ft. Worth, TX Memphis, TN Phoenix, AZ Washington, D.C.

 

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