What is the influence of Big Money on education, even at places like Yale, where even a giant gift represents only a relative drop in a $20.8 billion endowment bucket? Put more edgily, don't big gifts tend to come with agendas and expectations, even if the expectations are carefully masked by words of openness and pure intention?
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October 14, 2013
August 22, 2013
Charter school teacher salaries in DC, a push to create charters in Kentucky, an audit of a Pa. charter school, and a critique of a charter school study topped headlines on the independent public school sector this week.
July 15, 2013
A lawsuit in Washington state, scrutiny over the performance of charter schools and voucher programs, and a new charter association top the school choice headlines.
June 26, 2013
Charter school performance nationwide has improved since 2009 but varies widely by state, according to a new Stanford University study.
June 23, 2013
Charter school students are outpacing their regular public school peers and doing about the same in math, the study found.
March 11, 2013
Design thinking dovetails neatly with STEM goals and unites the various precepts of "21st-century learning" with relevance and the fostering of creativity; it's also a perfect fit with the "maker" movement.
February 28, 2013
Charter schools in Massachusetts outperformed regular public schools there, with Boston-area charters making significant gains in math and reading, a new report finds.
February 07, 2013
The Center for Education Reform calls the recent CREDO study about charter schools' growth and replication "highly misleading."
December 18, 2012
Charter school students in Indiana outperformed their traditional public school counterparts, and the showing among Indianapolis' charter schoool population was especially strong, a new study shows.
December 12, 2012
New research on principal evaluation and effectiveness attempts to determine the best way to define and measure principal effectivenessand finds that the task is trickier than anticipated.