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Harold Bailey with sons Hakeem, 6, left, and Harold Jr., 8, on their neighborhood street in New Orleans East.
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When School Choice Doesn't Feel Like a Choice

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina upended the New Orleans school system, many parents find the new system, built on school choice, confusing at best. (August 19, 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

09/03 11:14 am | Colorado District Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh In on School Voucher Program | Colorado's state Supreme Court ruled that a Denver-area pilot voucher program was unconstitutional. Now district officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review ...

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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
School choice offers educators opportunities to innovate and lead in the classroom and beyond, argues former teachers' union president Doug Tuthill.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
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

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