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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.

November 09, 2016

Georgia Voters Defeat State-Run District for Struggling Schools

The ballot question's defeat is a blow to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, who championed the creation of a statewide school district to take over some of the state's lowest-performing schools.

October 19, 2016

Report: School Closures Can Work If Students Have Better Options

A new report from the Education Research Alliance at Tulane University found that closing low-performing schools and converting them to charter schools can improve student performance, but a key factor was whether students had better schools to attend.

May 06, 2016

Bill Placing New Orleans Charter Schools Under Local Oversight Passes La. House

Louisiana lawmakers in both the House and the Senate have approved a bill transferring oversight of New Orleans charter schools from the state to the local school board.

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