Meier: When looking at charter schools what I mostly see are chains operating more like Wal-Marts than mom-and-pop stores, with authority more distant from the children and families.
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January 06, 2015
January 04, 2015
Changing the year with more Common Core commentary, Pennsylvania education spending, the biggest ed win of the year, and more news from York, PA.
December 31, 2014
Readers found posts on common standards and their implications for students with disabilities particularly compelling this year.
December 30, 2014
As we ring in the New Year this week, it's a good time to look ahead to K-12 education initiatives and make reasonable assumptions about where it is headed in the coming year.
December 24, 2014
There are some events in the world of education that we have all been anticipating breathlessly. And yet in 2014, they just didn't happen.
December 23, 2014
Second grade teacher and Ph.D Melissa Collins explores the intersections of STEM and elementary education.
December 22, 2014
Can teachers reclaim their roles as leaders of their own learning? A new partnership between research centers at Stanford University and the California Teachers Association will try to build that capacity.
December 22, 2014
This year was characterized by intense discusssions in many states about the progress and worthiness of the Common Core State Standards and their online assessments.
December 19, 2014
The growth of the testing market and major district purchases of digital devices were among the biggest trends affecting the K-12 marketplace in 2014.
December 18, 2014
What's more, states have the same concerns about college-and-career-aligned assessments, whether they are participating in one of two federally-funded consortia or not.