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March 24, 2015

Charter Schools and the Most Disadvantaged

Jack Schneider and Travis Pillow discuss whether charter schools help or hurt the most disadvantaged students.

March 20, 2015

10 Tips for Successful Student Projects

Have you been blown away recently by the level of student performance in your class? If not, read on for some tips to ensure excellent opportunities for student learning.

March 19, 2015

The Charter School Lawsuit

Jack Schneider and Paul Reville discuss an impending lawsuit over the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts.

March 19, 2015

Open Enrollment, Easier Path for National Charter Operators Considered in Fla. Bill

A wide-reaching bill from a Florida senator who previously backed a parent-trigger law would affect open-enrollment and charter school policies.

February 24, 2015

Sharing Facilities Can Help Students and Schools

Two or more schools can share space in a building, or share space with other organizations. Or they can do both. Sharing space can be done badly. But skillful sharing has many benefits for students, families and educators.

February 18, 2015

Absent? Learning Doesn't Have to Be

Feeling sick when you wake up in the morning, but you're afraid to miss what you've planned for the day? If it's a question of dragging your infectious body to school so kids don't miss out on learning or taking the time you need to heal, it's time to set up your classroom to run without you.

February 17, 2015

What Assessment System Would Serve Students & Society?

"From my perspective, using a variety of measures, including some selected at the local school level by educators, families and students,is the best way to capture the broad array of things each school is trying to do."

February 11, 2015

3 District Problems Help Explain Charter Growth

I'd like to discuss three documents. The first document is a powerful description of Metro, a terrific innovative district high "school without walls" in Chicago that operated 1970-1991. The second is a 1988 speech by Al Shanker. The third is an article by civil rights legend Dr. Kenneth Clark.

February 10, 2015

Can We Bring the Charter School Movement Under One Umbrella?

I'd love to figure out a way we could join together to create a charter movement that brings us together under one umbrella to fight for better charter or pilot legislation that will preserve the best of 'public-ness' and the best of 'private-ness.'

February 05, 2015

A New, Better Deal for Teachers and Families

Many public school educators are frustrated. Fortunately, there's a growing movement to give teachers, along with families, a new, better deal. This empowers teachers to create, as options, new schools that reflect their views about how schools should be organized.

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