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June 04, 2019

Black Students in Charter Schools Are More Likely to Have Black Teachers

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.

May 09, 2017

How Have the New Orleans School Reforms Affected Teachers?

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

Indiana Teen Graduates College While Still in High School, Wants to Be a Teacher

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

Teachers at Calif. Charter Schools Chaired by Michelle Rhee Are Working to Unionize

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

TNTP Names Winners of $25K Teaching Prize

The teacher policy and recruitment group TNTP has announced the four winners of its annual Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.

April 24, 2015

As Teachers Unionize, Detroit Charter Company Leaves School

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

Study: Charters Struggle With Staffing Like Traditional Schools

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

Debit Cards for Teachers?

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

Delpit vs. Charter Schools (or Maybe Not)

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

Is Class-Size Reduction Holding Schools Back?

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...

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