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Video: A Tale of Two Charter Schools

Step inside the Avalon School in St. Paul, Minn., and the Alliance Collins Family College-Ready High School in Los Angeles to see how the charter movement has changed over the last 25 years. (June 9, 2016)




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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The Charter School Movement
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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

07/25 10:30 am | Q&A: Black Charter School Founder Says NAACP's Charter Stance Is Out of Touch | Earl Phalen, founder of a charter network that serves mostly low-income black and Latino students in Indianapolis and Detroit, says the NAACP's wholesale criticism of ...

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The education secretary will speak on Thursday in Denver to the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a polarizing conservative group that drafts model legislation for state lawmakers on issues including private school choice.
July 18, 2017 – Education Week
From almost the moment Michigan began allowing charter schools more than 20 years ago, the Detroit school district has been active in authorizing them. But that could soon change.
July 10, 2017 – McClatchy-Tribune
Teachers in a spate of urban charter schools are unionizing and the National Education Association is expected to take up the issue at its annual meeting.
June 30, 2017 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Vouchers 'Harm' Public Education
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
There's a reason school voucher programs get less effective as they're scaled up, write two researchers.
June 16, 2017 – Education Week
Legal challenges and shifting politics have halted Nevada's groundbreaking education savings accounts program. Will pushback there spill over to other states?
June 9, 2017 – Education Week
Some charter supporters who see damage from proposed cuts in other areas, while private school choice supporters worry about an ascendant federal role in pushing school choice, which they see as the states' business.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Massive spending to secure a pro-charter majority on one city's school board could embolden proponents of charter schools to do the same in other cities and states.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
School choice proponents and backers of traditional public schools are talking past each other, writes Robert Maranto.
May 19, 2017 – Education Week

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