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Q&A: What Is Driving up Tuition at Private Schools

A year into his job running the National Association of Independent Schools, John Chubb discusses what's driving up the costs of private school tuition and whether it's sustainable.


Meet a Member of a Rare Breed: a Teacher at a Unionized Charter School

The California Teachers Association is focusing more energy on charter organizing, but the national union presence in the charter sector remains spotty. Today, I bring you a Q&A with an educator who recently helped organize the teachers at her California charter school.


Why More Charter Schools Aren't Unionized

Today, I bring you a Q&A with Dara Zeehandelaar, research manager at the Fordham Institute in Washington. We discussed the conflicting ideologies behind union contracts and charter school autonomy, and how unions are adapting.


Charter School Laws Due for a Tune-Up, Report Says

State charter laws are overdue for tune-ups to address authorizer standards and transparency and access issues, says a new report out from Brown University's Annenberg Institute for School Reform.


Insights From a Unionized Charter School Network

The Green Dot charter school network has been unionized since its inception and has watched organizing efforts lose ground in the charter sector nationally.


New York Families Sue State Over Funding Gap Between Charters and District Schools

Five families from Buffalo and Rochester filed the suit saying that charter school students get as little as three-fifths what their district counterparts receive, disproportionately affecting children of color and those from lower income families. Charter schools in the state serve far more black and Hispanic students than district schools, according to the lawsuit.


Twenty Columbus Schools Qualify for Overhauls Under Parent-Trigger Law

Three years after Ohio enacted a limited "parent trigger" law, nearly one-fifth of Columbus schools now qualify for major leadership overhauls if parents choose to initiate them.


Charters & Choice Friday News Roundup: It's a School Choice Buffet

I scour the Internet for school choice news so you don't have to. From homeschooling in the heartland to Democratic in-fighting over charter schools in the Big Apple, here are some of the best school choice reads I've found this week.


Georgia's Governor Draws Inspiration From Louisiana Charter School Model

The Republican governor, who's in a close election fight with Democrat Jason Carter, wants state lawmakers to explore how to expand charter schools, and is looking to a fellow Republican governor for inspiration.


Four New York City Charters to Get District Space

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is moving forward with providing four charter schools with space inside regular district buildings, including two Success Academy schools.


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