The investigation comes on the heels of a civil rights lawsuit alleging that the closure of the last five traditional public schools governed by the city's largest school district disproportionately affected African-American students.
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September 25, 2014
September 19, 2014
Yes, charter school teachers can unionize. Here's a Q&A with one of them.
September 18, 2014
Teachers' unions in charter schools do exist, but they are rare. Dara Zeehandelaar of the Fordham Institute explains why.
September 17, 2014
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.
September 17, 2014
There are such things as unionized charter schools. The Green Dot charter school network in California is one of them.
September 11, 2014
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.
September 05, 2014
At a news conference, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio suggests that charter schools may have to serve more English-learners and special education students if they want to share space in a district-owned school building.
September 04, 2014
As the charter sector grows, more parents and teachers have the option to choose between a charter school and a traditional district school. For an Education Week Twitter chat, we talked to parents, teachers and administrators about their motivations for choosing—or not choosing—a charter.
September 03, 2014
Why did you choose a charter school? Why not? Whether you're a parent or a teacher, we want to hear from you about the motivations behind your school choice during an Education Week and Education Week Teacher Twitter chat tonight.
August 22, 2014
NEA President-elect, Lily Eskelsen Garcia is visiting a California charter school to talk about organizing efforts.