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October 01, 2014

D.C. and Louisiana Are 'Healthiest' Charter Systems in New Rankings

The 2014 Health of the Charter Sector report examines the gap between policy and practice by looking at the levels of growth, quality and innovation in state's charter sectors.

September 30, 2014

Louisiana Teachers' Union Sues to Halt Charter School Funding

A teachers' union in Louisiana is suing to block state funding from going to some charter schools, according to The Times Picayune.

September 26, 2014

Satirical Video Game Skewers NCLB, Charter Schools, Testing

An indie video game dubbed "No Pineapple Left Behind," currently under development, offers a satirical take on public school management. Its motto: "They take tests. You make money."

September 26, 2014

Inside the Florida Governor's Race: Candidate Crist and School Choice

Education has become a major part of the governor's race in Florida, and school choice polices are no exception.

September 26, 2014

Charters & Choice News Roundup: Bill Clinton, Home School, and Banned Books

A look back at the week in school choice news and beyond. From the "original charter school promise" to the early days of the home school movement to the most-banned books of the last decade, here is this week's Charters & Choice news roundup.

September 24, 2014

Q&A: Improving Private-Public School Partnerships

A year into his job running the National Association of Independent Schools, NAIS President John Chubb speaks with EW opinion blogger Peter Gow about issues facing private education.

September 24, 2014

Independent Schools in the World: John Chubb Responds to Further Questions

I have been struck by how separate our world is from the public and charter school world--just as I long observed the great divide between public and charter. All of us as educators would do well--learn and improve--from opening lines of communication and participation.

September 19, 2014

Reading List: Murray Honored, Tennessee Eyes New Tests, Charters Unionize

Happy Friday! While you wait for the weekend to begin, check out these newsy bits you may have missed this week.

September 17, 2014

Some Charter Schools Make Students With Disabilities Their Mission

Nationwide, about 100 charter schools, which are publicly funded but run independently, have made a concerted effort to lure students with disabilities to specialty programs.

September 16, 2014

Can Public Schools Survive School Choice Initiatives?

Can public schools thrive in a school choice environment? I think so, yes. Options like charter, magnet, private, online and homeschool curricula are not meant to undermine the nation's public schools but to build them up through shared quality standards.

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