New Arrangements

An occasional series on the changing definition of public schooling, including articles on vouchers, the education industry, philanthropy, privatization, school choice, privately financed scholarships, senior citizen involvement, and tutoring.

Floated early on as an idea by the American Federation of Teachers' legendary leader Albert Shanker, charter schools seemed to offer the promise of creating a variety of public schools free from bureaucratic meddling. But as laws favoring the new-style schools passed in state after state, teachers' unions generally opposed them.
March 27, 2002 - Education Week

Gigi Dobosenski is a first-year teacher at Minnesota New Country School. She's also a curriculum developer, a staff recruiter, a performance evaluator, a school spokeswoman, and a maintenance worker.
March 27, 2002 - Education Week

Charter school preschool programs, now being operated at scattered sites areound the country, have emerged for much the same reason as charter schools themselves: They meet a need or provide an alternative that is not available within the existing public system.
March 20, 2002 - Education Week

Charter schools arrived a decade ago. But even as the charter movement matures, this legislative season finds states still seeking the right level of oversight for the nearly 2,500 independent public schools operating nationwide.
March 20, 2002 - Education Week

The fate of what might be the nation's largest online charter school was scheduled to rest in the hands of a Pennsylvania judge early this week.
March 20, 2002 - Education Week

The Milwaukee school district and others around the country are honing their marketing tactics as competition for students rises.
February 27, 2002 - Education Week

When the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the topic of Cleveland's school vouchers next week in a case destined for landmark status, the wisdom or efficacy of vouchers won't really be at issue. But in Cleveland, the policy debate over the voucher plan has continued to simmer ever since the program was enacted.
February 13, 2002 - Education Week

In a nationally watched move last December, Pennsylvania took over the country's eighth-largest school district. As part of that shift, nonprofit community groups will run low-performing local schools in partnership with for-profit school-management companies or other organizations by fall.
February 6, 2002 - Education Week

The new federal education act promises to give children in chronically failing public schools new educational options, including federally financed tutoring services. That's good news for eligible children and their parents, supporters of the provision say. The nation's supplemental education industry is gearing up to share in their delight.
January 23, 2002 - Education Week

In an unusual move, an Oklahoma school district and a nursing home have joined forces to build and run an early-childhood facility that brings together young and old.
January 16, 2002 - Education Week

December 5, 2001 - Education Week

December 5, 2001 - Education Week

December 5, 2001 - Education Week

December 5, 2001 - Education Week

December 5, 2001 - Education Week

December 5, 2001 - Education Week

December 5, 2001 - Education Week

The education industry has emerged from the past two months largely unaffected by the terrors of Sept. 11 and anthrax-tainted mail. Whether it can endure the economic downturn is another question.
November 21, 2001 - Education Week

When Dorian and Paul Neidhart went house-hunting in Miami 13 years ago, their search focused on the neighborhood where they had grown up. They wanted their own children, someday, to go to the same public schools that had meant so much to them.
August 8, 2001 - Education Week

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