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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.

December 30, 2011

District Dossier's Year in Review: Scandals and Superintendent Moves

Test tampering in Atlanta, Arlene Ackerman's departure from Philadelphia: both were among the most-read blog posts in District Dossier in 2011.

October 31, 2011

Broad Foundation Announces New Prize for Urban Charters

The $250,000 prize will be used as a way to promote best practices among charter school operators.

September 20, 2011

Gates to Fund More Charter-District Collaborations

Boston, Central Falls, R.I., and Sacramento, Calif. will join a handful of other of other school systems to receive funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for forging collaborative relationships with charter schools.

September 19, 2011

Philadelphia School Commission Chairman Steps Down

The resignations, along with the recent departure of former superintendent Arlene Ackerman, means that Philadelphia will be facing new leaders at the helm.

July 19, 2011

Teachers Move, Students Stay at L.A. Charter Schools

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley studied mobility trends among students and teachers and found that students are generally more likely to stay at a charter school than teachers are.

July 15, 2011

Charter School Network Founded by Former Gates Official Struggles

Money and management woes affect three charter schools founded by Tom Vander Ark, who oversaw education philanthrophy for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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