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October 16, 2014

A 'Third Way': Intra-District Choice

Choice, for all its pitfalls, does offer a glimmering hope of countering school segregation. Julian Vasquez Heilig and I consider a choice plan that might work.

October 10, 2014

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Bill Gates and Swedish Imports

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.

October 08, 2014

Feds Give $40M to Help High-Performing Charter Schools Expand

The federal government is awarding nearly $40 million to charter schools in 12 states with the aim of helping high-performing charter operators expand.

October 08, 2014

Students First Picks Michelle Rhee's Successor

StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee, named Jim Blew, an adviser to the Walton Family Foundation, as its new president in an Oct. 7 vote.

October 06, 2014

The Health of Charter Schooling

Last week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a thoughtful report about the health of charter schooling by state. I think it's valuable, and offer three suggestions for future iterations.

October 03, 2014

Chicago District Says No to New Charter Schools This Fall

Some speculate the decision to put off new proposals this fall is related to next year's mayoral election.

October 02, 2014

Ohio Teachers' Union Launches Website Comparing Charter Schools and Districts

Charter critics and advocates in Ohio debate the usefulness of a new online website comparing charter schools to traditional public school districts.

October 01, 2014

Report: It's One Thing to Pass Charter Laws, Another to Build 'Healthy' Systems

A new report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools finds states' charter laws and implementation don't always align well.

September 30, 2014

Louisiana Teachers' Union Sues to Halt Charter School Funding

A teachers' union in Louisiana is suing to block state funding from going to some charter schools, according to The Times Picayune.

September 29, 2014

Undocumented Chicago Charter Students Target of New College Scholarship

The Pritzker Taubert Family Foundation is committing about $3 million in college scholarships for undocumented youth who will graduate from Chicago's Noble Network of Charter Schools.

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