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Parents and guardians listen as Adel Sefrioui, founder and executive director of Excel Public Charter School in Kent., Wash., speaks at a community forum Sept. 8.
—Ellen M. Banner/Seattle Times/AP

Shock Waves Reverberate From Wash. State Charter Ruling

Charter supporters scramble to find ways of keeping the schools alive after Washington’s charter law is struck down, while charter critics hope to build momentum. (September 11, 2015)

Spotlight on Charter School Leadership

This Spotlight examines the ways schools cultivate new leaders and the many strengths and skills those leaders must draw upon.

Spotlight on Charter School Research

This Spotlight looks at how success of charter schools is measured, and how charters can collaborate with district schools.

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Charting My Own Course Blog

07/28 05:53 pm | Farewell to the 'Charting My Own Course' Teacher Blog | After four years of highs and lows, Marilyn Rhames is ending her award-winning Education Week Teacher blog.

Charters and Choice Blog

10/02 02:41 pm | Charter and School Choice Leaders React to Arne Duncan Resignation | Under Arne Duncan, the Department of Education has helped support and expand charter schools through grant programs including the Investing in Innovation Fund and the Charter ...

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As large-scale choice programs mature and new ones are created, advocates are looking to the thriving charter sector for lessons in how to grow.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
A final evaluation of KIPP finds that its schools continue to have a positive impact on student achievement, even as the network expands.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
When Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show five years ago to announce a $100 million donation to remake education in Newark, it was presented as an effort to make a struggling city a national model for turning around urban schools.
September 22, 2015 - AP
The social media giant is bringing its engineering talents to the K-12 arena by teaming up with the Summit Public Schools on a personalized learning system.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Charter supporters scramble to find ways of keeping the schools alive after Washington’s charter law is struck down, while charter critics hope to build momentum.
September 11, 2015 - Education Week
The conflict between some teachers and the management of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools highlights tensions as charter schools mature.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Hundreds of applications pour in as state officials figure out how to manage a program that gives parents a major role in how state K-12 money is spent.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the head of New Orleans' Recovery School District, Patrick Dobard, describes how the city is transforming its schools.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu: The New Orleans charter school experience offers a model in upending racial inequity.
August 25, 2015 - Education Week

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