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September 02, 2014

First Charter School Opens in Washington State

Washington's first charter school opens Wednesday in Seattle despite a legal challenge to the state's new charter law.

August 26, 2014

Mike McFadden, Republican Contender in Minn.'s Senate Race, Banks on Education

The Republican businessman challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken in Minnesota's Senate race is making education the foundation of his campaign.

August 22, 2014

Calif. Teachers' Union to Focus on Charter School Organizing

NEA President-elect, Lily Eskelsen Garcia is visiting a California charter school to talk about organizing efforts.

August 22, 2014

Calif. Teachers' Union Is Getting "Serious About Charter School Organizing"

NEA President-elect, Lily Eskelsen Garcia is visiting a California charter school to talk about organizing efforts.

August 20, 2014

Poll Finds Public Favors Charter Schools Despite Confusion Over How They Work

Over 60 percent of respondents said they favored charter schools even though many of them did not know basic facts about how charters work.

August 20, 2014

Poll: Many Americans Don't Understand Charter Schools But Favor Them Anyway

Over 60 percent of respondents said they favored charter schools even though many of them did not know basic facts about how charters work.

August 19, 2014

Rural Charter School Challenges Highlighted in Michigan

The closing of a rural charter school in Michigan demonstrates some of the challenges that rural charter schools face.

August 19, 2014

What Happens When Teachers Run Schools?

Teacher-led schools are often defined by what they don't have: a conventional administrator. At the Mission Hill School in Boston, the subject of a PBS Newshour report on Monday, the school as a whole makes decisions and the principal doesn't even have a proper office. Though still rare, these schools carry valuable lessons about how to expand responsibility and authority for teachers. Yet, the real payoff occurs in how students step up and take responsibility for their own learning.

August 18, 2014

Challenge To Washington Charter School Law Heading to the State Supreme Court

The state's highest court will consider whether the law approved by voters in 2012 is constitutional in a challenge by the state teachers' union, school administrators, and others.

August 18, 2014

Connecticut Education Commissioner Pryor Announces Departure

The co-founder of a charter school in Connecticut before he became state chief, Stefan Pryor attracted opposition from teachers' unions during his nearly three-year tenure.

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