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May 05, 2015

School Reform, New Orleans Style

Jack Schneider and Mercedes Schneider discuss school reform in New Orleans and the Recovery School District

April 29, 2015

In an Emergency, Some Nevada Charter Schools Don't Know Who to Call

A Nevada lawmaker wants to clarify whether school district police or regular local police are responsible for responding to emergency calls from charter schools.

April 23, 2015

The Changing New Orleans Teaching Labor Force

In 2005, as New Orleans began to rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the Orleans Parish School Board made an unprecedented move and fired all the teachers who had been in the school system before the storm. As schools rebuilt, most were transformed into independently managed charter schools. Many critics argue that pre-Katrina teachers were unfairly terminated, and that the teacher workforce suffered a loss of experienced teachers who were never rehired.

April 17, 2015

Tale of two Parent-Trigger Bills: Texas' Moves Forward While Tennessee's Stalls

While Tennessee's parent-trigger law fizzles, Texas lawmakers moved forward with a bill that could increase the number of schools eligible for sweeping changes, including charters.

April 17, 2015

Texas Senate OKs Parent-Trigger Reboot, Tennessee Bill Stalls

While Tennessee's parent-trigger law fizzles, Texas lawmakers moved forward with a bill that could increase the number of schools eligible for sweeping changes, including charters.

April 15, 2015

Ohio Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push for More Charter School Oversight

Two state senators, one Democrat and one Republican, introduced a bill that would require more transparency and oversight in the state's charter sector.

April 10, 2015

Will 'Backfilling' Become the Next Big Charter Schools Debate?

Backfilling, or replacing students who leave schools in the middle of their elementary, middle or high school careers, could become a new battle front in the debate over whether charter schools are equitably serving students.

April 08, 2015

Los Angeles Parents Mounting Trigger-Law Petition Drive to Improve School

Parents of students attending a low-performing Los Angeles elementary school hope to use California's parent-trigger law to spur academic and staffing changes.

April 03, 2015

Charters & Choice News Roundup: The New Orleans Edition

The Charters & Choice weekly news roundup aims to serve up a mix of news you can use, stories to mull over, and other nuggets you may have missed on the social media hamster wheel.

April 02, 2015

A Look Back at Parent-School Relationships

Educators have always struggled with cultivating the parent-school partnership even though they believe it is an invaluable tool that helps boost student achievement.

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