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March 02, 2015

Pennsylvania Governor Appoints New Head of Philly School Commission

The move comes nearly two weeks after the commission approved five of 39 applications for new charter schools. The governor wanted all the applications denied.

February 26, 2015

Building a Democratic School Community Around Issues and Values

The so-called charter school "movement" needs to be stopped precisely so that its better parts can survive and inform school communities, says Deborah Meier in an exchange on changing the prevailing mindset around the purpose of schools.

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 21, 2015

Calif. Parent-Trigger Petition to Overhaul Struggling School Hits Roadblock

The Anaheim City School Board says parent-trigger advocates must collect more signatures to transform a low-performing elementary school into a charter.

February 19, 2015

Michigan's Charter Authorizers Earn Mostly Average Grades in New Report

The final grades administered by Education Trust-Midwest were based on the student academic achievement and growth in the schools authorizers oversee.

February 19, 2015

Philadelphia Approves First New Charter Schools in Seven Years

The city became the latest battleground over charter school expansion when it accepted 40 applications to open new schools for the first time in seven years.

February 19, 2015

Philadelphia Approves Five New Charters After Intense Debate

The city became the latest battleground over charter school expansion when it accepted 40 applications to open new schools for the first time in seven years.

February 17, 2015

Achievement Gap Growing in Minnesota Charter Schools, Analysis Finds

The Minnesota Star Tribune review found that similar to traditional district schools, the highest performing charters generally served wealthier families.

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 13, 2015

Broward County District Looks to Charters to Improve Schools

Broward County Public Schools is hoping to use a $3.3 million grant to attract an out-of-state charter operator with experience working in poor communities.

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