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September 11, 2014

New York City Schools Will Provide Space for Four Charter Schools

After a very public spat that dragged on through much of the winter, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to provide space for four charter schools in district-run schools. Under the law, the district can either provide the space for charter schools or pay for the charter schools to use private space.

August 06, 2014

Achievement Improves in New Orleans Schools, Challenges Remain, Says Report

A decade after Katrina, a new report points to significant academic growth and more collaboration among the different New Orleans public school systems. But it also raises concerns about sustaining student-performance gains and possible fallout from political disagreements at the local and state levels.

August 05, 2014

Michelle Rhee to Chair Her Husband's Sacramento Charter Group

The former District of Columbia schools chancellor returns to the Sacramento charter school organization known as St. Hope Public Schools.

December 11, 2013

Charters and District-Run Schools in D.C. Issue Joint 'Equity' Report

A first-ever report provides comparable academic and nonacademic data on every regular public school and charter school in the District of Columbia.

June 11, 2013

Charter Discipline Policies Protested in Chicago

Protesters call for more attention to be paid to charter schools' expulsion policies in Chicago.

May 15, 2013

Broad Foundation Names Three Finalists for Charter Schools Prize

Achievement First, KIPP Foundation, and Uncommon Schools are the three contenders to be awarded the Broad Foundation's top charter network prize in July.

February 25, 2013

Steve Barr's Quest to Save a New Orleans High School

The high-profile charter school leader is not only tackling school turnaround in New Orleans, he's pursuing a new, non-charter effort to provide better secondary school choices to middle class families in Los Angeles Unified.

March 21, 2012

KIPP Shares Leadership Model With School Districts

More than a dozen school districts are taking part in a leadership fellowship sponsored by the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) charter network, in order to learn how the network trains its school leaders. The KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship, which is funded through a $50 million federal Invest...

March 16, 2012

School Reform, New Orleans-Style

The nonprofit group New Schools for New Orleans recently released a guide on the lessons it has learned in creating a decentralized network of charter schools for other urban districts that may want to follow its lead.

January 25, 2012

Charter Schools, Districts Continue to Forge Partnerships

In its 6th report on the charter school landscape, the Center on Reinventing Public Education says that charter schools and traditional districts are realizing strengths in sharing resources.

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