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Jason Kling, center, a counselor and social worker at Chavez Prep Middle School in the District of Columbia, talks with prospective charter school board members about his role during a recent tour of the school.
—T.J. Kirkpatrick for Education Week

Charter Sector Challenged by Quality of School Boards

Efforts to professionalize charter school boards and raise the caliber of people who serve on them are catching on. (May 29, 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

08/04 06:40 am | New Orleans Test Scores Have 'Shot Up' 10 Years After Katrina, Report Says | Charter schools have driven up student performance in New Orleans in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, according to the Education Research Alliance.

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Two more Democrats and another two Republicans–including three former governors and a sitting U.S. Senator–officially announce their candidacies for the White House in the 2016 race.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
A broad new law will give parents near-total control over how state education dollars are spent on their children, through education savings accounts.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
While the specialty schools do boost diversity, students outside their local neighborhoods are not flocking to them as expected, say researchers who studied 21 nonselective magnets.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Despite contested data on the phenomenon, some charter school leaders acknowledge teacher turnover as a liability for the movement.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
For all the anecdotal claims about teacher turnover in charter schools, the available data on the topic are remarkably muddled.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
Efforts to professionalize charter school boards and raise the caliber of people who serve on them are catching on.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
The schools in Lawrence have made steady progress in raising student achievement and graduation rates since state education officials stepped in to turn around the struggling district.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
Three national charter networks have recently scaled back plans to take over failing schools in the district, underscoring the challenges for turnaround efforts.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
School vouchers divert millions from public education and do not produce results for students, writes Delaware Gov. Jack Markell.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week

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