A study from the Fordham Institute says while traditional public schools and charter schools serve the same proportion of black students, charters have 35 percent more black teachers.
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May 09, 2017
A new survey found that teachers in New Orleans have less job satisfaction than before school reforms swept through their school system, but learning environments have improved.
May 08, 2017
Eighteen-year-old Raven Osborne will receive her bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in early-childhood education this week—but she doesn't graduate from high school until May 22.
May 03, 2017
A super-majority of educators at St. Hope Public Schools, a four-school charter network in Sacramento, have signed a petition to join a teachers' union.
May 29, 2015
The teacher policy and recruitment group TNTP has announced the four winners of its annual Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.
April 24, 2015
Following the announcement that teachers at one Detroit charter would vote on unionizing, the charter management company made a surprise announcement: They're walking away from the school.
February 11, 2013
Charter schools experiment with split work schedules, extended days, and a host of other staffing policies, but a study in the current issue of Education Finance and Policy suggests that they still struggle as much as traditional public schools to keep their best teachers and get rid of the ones who aren't effective.
October 25, 2012
At an education summit today, Florida Governor Rick Scott said he wants to give teachers debit cards so that they no longer have to pay for classroom supplies out-of-pocket. The proposal is part of the Republican governor's 2013 education agenda, which you can find here. The agenda itself does not...
April 11, 2012
Monday night, I had the chance to see Lisa Delpit, author of our upcoming Teacher Book Club selection, "Multiplication Is for White People:" Raising Expectations for Other People's Children, speak at a restaurant/performance space in Washington. The event, hosted by the nonprofit Teaching for Change...
March 28, 2011
In a Washington Post op-ed this morning, Eva Moskowitz, the founder and chief executive of the Success Charter Network, argues that class-size reduction efforts take away from schools' capacity for innovation and teacher support: Obsession with class size is causing many public schools to look l...