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March 04, 2015

Incumbents Falter in L.A. School Board Races

Even more than we expected, incumbents in Los Angeles school board races failed to capture majorities. Three are headed toward runoffs. Charter supporters are ascendant as big money pours in.

March 04, 2015

Where's the Creative Thinking on Charter Schools?

We can't afford to get stuck having the same argument over and over again instead of finding new solutions for our kids.

March 03, 2015

Voters Want Less Charter School Growth and More Regulation, Survey Finds

The poll results were unveiled in tandem with a new charter school accountability initiative being spearheaded by the Center for Popular Democracy and In the Public Interest.

March 02, 2015

Open Letter to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis

The bid for mayor in Chicago is just heating up. Ailing teachers union president Karen Lewis is backing Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, but can he manage the city's fiscal crisis while also improving the Chicago Public Schools?

March 02, 2015

L.A. Board Election Critical for District's Future

Angelenos will pick a majority of the board members in the nation's second largest school district on Tuesday. A critical election? I think so.

March 02, 2015

Union-Led Charter School in N.Y.C. Closing For Poor Performance

In the wake of poor academic performance, the United Federation of Teachers will shutter the elementary and middle divisions of its charter school.

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.

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