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May 05, 2014

Waiting Lists Grow for Charter Schools, Says an Advocacy Group

The number of students waiting to get into charter schools continues to grow, an advocacy group says, but a research group begs to differ.

May 01, 2014

Charter Schools Receive Inequitable Funding, Says Report

A new report says that charters are inequitably funded when compared to their traditional public school counterparts. One researcher argues, though, that the story may be more complicated.

May 01, 2014

Who Do We Ally With?

Meier: Of late, teaching is not a field I'm comfortable seeing my grandchildren or their friends entering.

May 01, 2014

The Quiet Revolution in D.C. Schools

Is it possible that Washington, D.C. -- the land of federal dysfunction, Michelle Rhee's scorched earth policies, and rampant school choice -- might actually become a national model for the ways we can reimagine public education for a changing world? Sam Chaltain considers the state of play.

April 30, 2014

Catholic Schools Benefit From Converting to Charter Schools, Study Finds

A report from the Friedman Foundation takes a look at what happened when Roman Catholic schools in Washington, Miami, and Indianapolis converted to public charter schools.

April 29, 2014

Study: Growth in K-12 Education Sector Creates Demand For New Leaders

A changing education landscape in the nation's largest cities is spurring demand for skilled leaders in education administration.

April 28, 2014

Paper Slams Privately Run Charters, Rocketship Model, for Wisconsin Schools

School reform efforts, especially blended-learning charters like Rocketship Education, could negatively impact students in Wisconsin, a new paper argues.

April 28, 2014

What Would Real Engagement Look Like?

When Preston Smith and I started Rocketship almost 9 years ago, one of the things he really cared about was the relationship between teachers and parents. It had been incredibly important to his success as both a teacher and principal. Preston built an incredibly deep culture of parent engagement at Rocketship with home visits to every family, monthly community meetings, and volunteer time in every classroom.

April 25, 2014

Annotating the News: Proposition 13, Imprisoned Youth, Election Politics

Looking at stories you may have missed: A challenge to Proposition 13, the state of education for imprisoned youth, and election year politics.

April 23, 2014

Creating Community in a Choice-Heavy School District

The New American Foundation gathered a panel of experts to discuss building community in an era of school choice.

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