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April 21, 2014

Laws in 11 States Require Closure of Low-Performing Charters

The laws require authorizers to reject charter renewals if they do not meet certain benchmarks.

April 21, 2014

Michelle Rhee and Jack Schneider: Sitting Down to Talk

Our aim in this dialogue is to move beyond the rhetoric (and counter- rhetoric) in an effort to restore some common ground for improving our schools.

April 18, 2014

Teachers at Pa. Cyber Charter Vote to Unionize

Teachers at the largest cyber charter school in Pa. have voted to unionize in effort to negotiate higher wages.

April 10, 2014

Vast Digital Divide Exists in K-12 Schools, E-Rate Analysis Shows

Schools meeting the federal ConnectED goals have budgets for accessing the Internet that are 450 times larger than those that are not meeting those goals.

April 02, 2014

How Do You Design a Great School (& A Great System)?

Too much of what passes for innovative thinking today is really just an effort to perfect our ability to succeed in a system that no longer serves our interests. But two recent articles light a different path -- on that might actually help us reimagine education for a changing world.

March 23, 2014

President Obama Wants to Update Overtime Pay Rules

President Obama recently issued a memorandum instructing the Secretary of Labor to update regulations regarding who qualifies for overtime protection. The decision could affect organization's employees, budgets, HR policies, etc.

March 20, 2014

District Officials Sort Through Complicated Privacy Landscape

At an ed-tech gathering in the nation's capital, school district officials discuss the challenges of addressing parents' privacy concerns.

March 13, 2014

Questions Dog Utah Virtual Education Providers Following State Audit

Two private companies and eight charter schools in Utah are under the microscope after a state audit points to a lack of oversight of online education providers.

March 08, 2014

Response: Reducing Attrition in Urban Schools 'By Listening to Our Teachers'

This is the last post in a three-part series on teacher attrition in high-poverty schools. Today, Liam Goldrick and David Orphal are contributing responses, and many comments from readers are featured, too.

March 04, 2014

Virtual Schools Less Diverse Than Overall Public School Population, Says Report

Virtual schools serve much lower percentages of minority, low-income, and special-needs students than regular public schools, concludes a report that examined 338 online schools.

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