One school in Chicago shows the promise and pitfalls of a federal effort to turn around the nation's bottom-tier schools.
An examination of poorly performing schools underlines how hard it is to turn them around.
Central Falls High School had fired its staff as part of a strategy for failing schools. Now, the Rhode Island school has reached a tentative agreement to keep the staff but make other changes.
Beach High School in Savannah, Georgia, will fire all teachers and then rehire some as part of a plan to improve chronic low performance. The number of schools resorting to mass teacher firings is on the rise.