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December 03, 2018

Indianapolis Superintendent Lewis Ferebee to Lead D.C. Schools

In Indianapolis, Ferebee focused on forging partnerships with charter schools leaders and establishing school choice-friendly policies, including a common-enrollment system for all the city's students. That approach may be tailor-made for D.C., where half of public K-12 students are enrolled in charters.

August 03, 2018

Most Principals Like Their Jobs. Here's What Makes Them Change Schools or Quit Altogether

A higher percentage of principals are staying at their schools than in recent years, according to a new federal survey. And while job-satisfaction is high, nearly a quarter would leave the job immediately if they got a higher-paying opportunity.

March 30, 2018

Newark Mayor Wants a Pause on Charter School Expansion in the City

Ras Baraka, a former principal who is running for re-election this year, said aggressive charter school growth could "suck the life" out of traditional public schools, according to Chalkbeat.

August 08, 2017

Charter Principals Are More Diverse (and Other Highlights From New Federal Data)

The latest federal survey of the nation's K-12 principals shows that people in the career work long hours, the majority of them are women, most are white, and their average salary is $95,700.

May 17, 2017

Charter-Backed Candidates Win Two Seats on Los Angeles School Board

With the new members, the majority of the seven-member school board the country's second-largest school district will be charter supporters, which provides an opportunity to radically reshape the district.

April 07, 2017

How Are Charters and District Schools Working Together? In Many Ways

While cooperation between traditional districts and charter schools has deepened in some cities, issues such as facilities, special education services, transportation, and politics remain points of contention between the two sectors in most places.

March 17, 2017

New Schools Chief for New Orleans' Recovery School District

Patrick Dobard, who led the Recovery School District for the last five years, will become the CEO of New Schools for New Orleans. The Recovery School District, which took over most of the city's schools after Hurricane Katrina, is scheduled to become part of the Orleans Parish School Board next year.

March 08, 2017

Expensive Los Angeles School Board Election Sends Two Seats to Runoff

Los Angeles school board president Steve Zimmer will face a run-off election against challenger Nick Melvion in one of two runoffs for two seats on the Los Angeles School Board.

March 06, 2017

Louisville Mayor Urges Kentucky Lawmakers to Slow Down on K-12 Bills

Mayor Greg Fischer said that two bills in the statehouse--one that would dismantle Louisville's long-standing integration efforts and the other to allow charter schools--could upend public schooling in the city.

January 27, 2017

New Orleans' Last Traditional Schools Could Become Charters

The principals of New Orleans five remaining traditional public schools are seeking to convert them into charter schools. New Orleans will become the nation's first all-charter school district if the application is approved.

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