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November 05, 2014

2014 Midterm Elections and School Choice: Q and A With Advocates

The 2014 midterm elections were a big win for Republicans, but how did they shake out for school choice? Two advocates read the results.

November 05, 2014

Personalized Instruction Pays Dividends for Charters, Study Finds

Charter schools using personalized learning boosted students' math and reading achievement more than schools using traditional educational techniques with students, a new study found.

November 05, 2014

Tom Torlakson Declares Victory in Calif. Chief's Election

Tom Torlakson, the incumbent, has claimed a win over challenger Marshall Tuck in the state superintendent's race in California.

November 04, 2014

Gov. Scott Wins the Florida Governor's Race

Republican Gov. Rick Scott has won the Florida governor's race.

November 04, 2014

Wanted: A Campaign to Preserve 'Public' Schools

Meier: Did you know that teachers in the United States are at the very top when it comes to the number of hours they spend directly working with children? By top, of course, I mean bottom. They teach far, far more hours a week and weeks a year than teachers elsewhere.

October 31, 2014

Washington State Supreme Court Justices Hear Charter-School Case Arguments

The legal battler over Washington's charter school law focuses on whether public school dollars can be used to pay for charters.

October 31, 2014

California K-12 Schools Chief Race Is a Study in Contrasts

Torlakson and Tuck disagree on fundamentals: how to improve student learning, how to organize the K-12 system, and how to build political support for public education.

October 30, 2014

In Defense of Educational Change

Casey: Shouldn't we take on directly "test and punish" accountability, rather than be diverted into a crusade against the common core?

October 30, 2014

Judge Approves Using Tax Dollars For Religious School Textbooks

The New Mexico state Court of Appeals has ruled that it is constitutional for the state to provide textbooks to private and religious schools. Meanwhile, the Washington Supreme Court hears legal arguments in a challenge to the state's charter law, and a Louisiana judge says a decision on a lawsuit over charter school funding will be coming soon.

October 29, 2014

The Tangled History of Charters and Unions in the Calif. Chief's Race

Despite being on opposite sides in the California school chief's race, AFT President Randi Weingarten has worked in concert with the network of charter schools formerly led by Marshall Tuck.

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