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September 19, 2014

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.

September 18, 2014

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.

September 17, 2014

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.

September 17, 2014

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.

September 11, 2014

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.

September 05, 2014

New York Mayor Hints at New Charter School Standards for Co-Locations

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

Tweeters Tell Us Why They Choose (or Don't Choose) Charter Schools

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

Twitter Chat: Choosing Charter Schools—Why or Why Not?

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

Calif. Teachers' Union Is Getting "Serious About Charter School Organizing"

NEA President-elect, Lily Eskelsen Garcia is visiting a California charter school to talk about organizing efforts.

August 18, 2014

Challenge To Washington Charter School Law Heading to the State Supreme Court

The state's highest court will consider whether the law approved by voters in 2012 is constitutional in a challenge by the state teachers' union, school administrators, and others.

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