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May 30, 2014

New Orleans Is An All-Charter City. Is That a Good Thing?

In his final column for Education Week, Sam Chaltain considers the news that New Orleans is now host to the first all-charter school district in the country, and wonders if that's a milestone we should be celebrating, mourning -- or both.

May 29, 2014

How Will Market Forces Transform Teacher Preparation?

We need the process of becoming a teacher to be well-designed and structured, so credential candidates participate in solid courses focused on pedagogy and human development, as well as other aspects of teaching.

May 29, 2014

New Orleans' School District Has Become an All-Charter System

The last of a handful of traditional schools run by the Recovery School District will not reopen in September.

May 29, 2014

New Orleans' Recovery School District Is Officially an All-Charter System

The last of a handful of traditional schools run by the Recovery School District will not reopen in September.

May 29, 2014

'Urban' Schools and Other Euphemisms

Meier: It's amazing the lengths to which we will go to avoid the questions that surround poverty and segregation, and how useful instead it has been to focus our animosity on schools.

May 28, 2014

John Thompson: What Will Zuckerberg Learn From Newark?

Booker created a confidential draft plan to "make Newark the charter school capital of the nation." Because it would be driven by philanthropic donors, no openness would be required.

May 22, 2014

Massachusetts Teachers Association Takes On High Stakes Tests, School Takeovers

Activist rank-and-file movements are ramping up teachers unions' fight for justice, reason, and community solidarity by passing resolutions and winning offices across the country.

May 22, 2014

School Closure and Other Turnaround Strategies

So often the messaging is that troubled schools should be closed down, or that they should be turned over to charter operators, or that they will benefit from major turnover in staff.

May 21, 2014

National Charter School Group Highlights 2013 Victories

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released its annual report, detailing its charter success stories at the federal and state levels.

May 20, 2014

Thoughts From a Sit-In

Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.

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