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.
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September 18, 2014
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
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 16, 2014
When education comes up in the Georgia governor's race between incumbent Republican Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter, one theme is clear: money talks.
September 12, 2014
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.
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.