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April 02, 2015

In 1998, Workplace-Based Charter Schools Promoted as Way to Ease Commute Times

Seventeen years ago, some predicted that such charter schools would take off. Did they? I put the question to a policy expert at the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

April 02, 2015

NCAA Challenge Was a "Big Tent" Triumph

You, folks mentioned above, our Center and hundreds of others came together in a four-year battle with the N.C.A.A. It was a wonderful example of people across political, ideological and philosophical lines successfully challenging something that made no sense.

March 30, 2015

Q&A: The 'Parent-Trigger' Movement Turns Five, What's Next?

Parent-trigger advocates in California are expanding their strategies to broaden this young movement's influence, while others wonder if the idea has run its course.

March 26, 2015

Education Amendments Abound in Senate Budget 'Vote-a-Rama'

Senators plan to offer amendments on a range of education policies, including the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and student loans, to name a few.

March 26, 2015

Study Examines How New Orleans Charter Schools React to Competition

Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.

March 26, 2015

What does "Chartering Schools" Represent?

Chartering is a lot like America at its best and worst. Freedom provides wonderful opportunities for creativity, innovation and progress. However, among our biggest challenges are to maximize constructive use of freedom, and minimize abuse.

March 25, 2015

Pennsylvania and York City Schools Ask Judge to End Receivership

David Meckley, who was appointed receiver on Dec. 26, resigned this month. Meckley wanted to turn all of the schools into charters, a move opposed by new Gov. Tom Wolf.

March 25, 2015

Study: How Do New Orleans' Schools Respond to Competition?

Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.

March 20, 2015

Advocates Seek to Broaden California Parent-Trigger Law's Reach

In most of the seven states that have such a law, parents are reluctant to use it to transform failing schools, but California advocates forge ahead.

March 19, 2015

Alabama Governor Signs Measure to Allow Charter Schools

After years of failed efforts to pass legislation, Alabama joins 42 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing charter schools to operate.

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