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.
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June 19, 2015
June 08, 2015
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.