A Manhattan charter school that pays its teachers annual salaries of $125,000 and offers weekly professional development posted big gains after four years, despite a rocky start, according to new research.
Attendees at this year's National Association of Charter School Authorizers' annual conference share their insights on Twitter.
KIPP, one of the largest national charter school networks, intends to open nine new schools in L.A., and more than double itscurrent enrollment to 10,000 students by 2020.
Closing down chronically low-performing charter schools is necessary, but requires a deft approach to minimize disruption to students, educators, and communities, charter school experts say.
The annual leadership conference for the groups that approve and oversee charter schools is taking place this week.
It's the innovation issue of the Charters & Choice weekly news roundup. On tap are stories ranging from innovative programs to innovative "school house" designs.
Mississippi's new statewide board charged with overseeing its charter schools has hired its first executive director.
A parent advocacy group cites recent test score gains as promising early indicators of the so-called parent-trigger law's potential in California.
Over the past decade, Wisconsin has spent around $139 million on school vouchers to private schools that were eventually kicked out of the state's program, according to a review by the Wisconsin State Journal
This week's news roundup features soul searching articles on the state of K-12 education improvement efforts and stories on the gritty details—busing and buildings among them—of school choice.