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May 20, 2015

2 Incumbents Ousted in L.A. Board Race Fueled by PAC Money

In a low-turnout election Political Action Committees spent more than $4.7-million to replace one union-backed board member with another.

May 19, 2015

Are Charters' Unintended Consequences a Part of the Democratic Process, or a Threat to It?

Deborah Meier and Joe Nathan discuss their differing interpretations of the school-choice movement--and what it means for democracy.

May 19, 2015

Broad Foundation Announces Finalists for 2015 Charter Schools Prize

The award honors high-performing charter management organizations that serve low-income students of color.

May 18, 2015

Union-Backed Court Challenges to School Choice Hit Snags in Florida, Louisiana

Teachers' unions and their allies face numerous hurdles in contesting evolving school choice laws.

May 17, 2015

Curmudgucation Digest (May 17)

Charter fraud, Arne speaks on Pre-K, testing, and the hot new Honesty Gap!

May 14, 2015

New 'Innovation' Fellows Named to Redesign Struggling Indianapolis Schools

The new fellows include a relief agency executive who ran schools in Kenya, an Indianapolis school principal, and a team leading a local public charter school.

May 14, 2015

Why Public School Choice Should Be Part of School Improvement Efforts

isn't one of the central principles in a democracy, the power of citizens to make choices and decisions, within some limits? Also, don't we know that there's no single design/curriculum/organization for a school in which all students succeed? I think the answer is "yes." So public school choice, including chartering, with schools open to all - no admissions tests - should be part of what we work for.

May 13, 2015

Louisiana Charter School Oversight is Flawed, Report Contends

The report urges a moratorium on new charters until oversight is fixed; meanwhile, a poll finds many New Orleans residents believe charters have improved education in the city.

May 12, 2015

Denver, New Orleans Offer Lessons on Streamlining Enrollment Between Sectors

Common enrollment systems offer a single form and deadline for families to apply to almost all schools within a city, including regular district schools, charters, magnets, and in some cases voucher programs at private schools.

May 08, 2015

The Weird Juncture of Teacher Appreciation Week and Charter Schools Week

Maybe it's inevitable. Maybe some things--the Common Core, annual testing, charter proliferation, test-based teacher evaluation--are the new normal. Do I wish my own state had passed strong standards for establishing charter schools, twenty years ago? Absolutely. Would it have prevented the charter school corruption and fraud in my state? Who knows?

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