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June 19, 2015

Washington State's First Charter School Wins Reprieve

The Washington State Charter School Commission has given the state's first charter another shot at proving it can provide a sound education to students.

June 08, 2015

Charter Schools Turn 24. What's Next?

This year the charter school movement turns 24. Currently more than 6,000 public charter schools serve 2.9 million students. Here's a look back at the last two dozen years, highlighting 10 noteworthy trends and developments.

June 03, 2015

'Defies Measurement' Illustrates Failures of Test-Focused Policy

In "Defies Measurement," Shannon Puckett has produced a documentary that illustrates what has been lost, and what we stand to lose, through the misuse of standardized test results to drive education reform.

March 25, 2015

Study: How Do New Orleans' Schools Respond to Competition?

Leaders in New Orleans' charter school system face constant pressure to increase enrollment, though few are employing strategies that substantially improve their schools, a new study finds.

March 18, 2015

Charters Outpacing District Schools in Many Urban Areas, Study Finds

Most urban charter schools are not "pushing out" students with special needs to improve scores, finds a new Stanford University study.

June 30, 2014

New 'Education Entrepreneur' Degree for Charter Launchers, School Redesigners

New program from the University of Pennsylvania aims to teach business people and educators how to start and run schools based on entrepreneurial principles.

March 24, 2014

Is Congress Beginning to Tackle the Education Legislation Logjam?

Negotiations have restarted on the Education Sciences Reform Act, a child-care bill sailed through the Senate, and a bipartisan charter school bill is in the works.

March 17, 2014

Questions Raised About Pearson as Provider for New Maine Virtual School

Connections Education LLC, a Pearson company, gets Maine's first virtual charter school contract, causing some concern in the state about Pearson's influence.

March 12, 2014

House K-12 Leaders Work on Bipartisan Charter School Bill, Sources Say

Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House education committee, and Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the top Democrat on the panel, are working to combine forces on a bill to bolster charter schools, sources say.

January 24, 2014

Comparing Teaching Conditions in Charter vs. Regular Schools

A study controls for teachers' background characteristics to arrive at a better understanding of the differences between teachers' experiences in charters and traditional public schools in one Texas district.

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