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Teacher Kim Woods works with 9th grader Takija Brewer in her U.S. History class at Muskegon Heights Public Academy High School. The entire staff of the Muskegon Heights school district was dismissed after emergency manager Donald Weatherspoon hired Mosaica Education to manage the district.
—Brian Widdis for Education Week

For-Profit Experiment Plays Out in Two Mich. Districts

Muskegon Heights and Highland Park are testing private companies' skill at running troubled public school systems. (May 1, 2013)

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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Charters and Choice Blog

04/23 03:16 pm | Creating Community in a Choice-Heavy School District | The New American Foundation gathered a panel of experts to discuss building community in an era of school choice.

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A bipartisan bill to encourage states and districts to increase the number of high-quality charter schools wins approval from a U.S. House of Representatives panel.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Advocates see a state budget deal pouring money into preschool as a big win for the city, though other parts of the state may be less poised to take advantage.
April 7, 2014 - Education Week
Evidence suggests that policies that have led to a largely uncontrolled expansion of charter schools is risky, argues author Iris C. Rotberg.
March 27, 2014 - Education Week
If proponents and opponents of charter schools looked at the facts instead of relying on their philosophies, we might make progress at improving schools, argues Margaret E. Raymond.
March 27, 2014 - Education Week
New federal regulatory guidance that allows charter schools to hold weighted admissions lotteries in favor of disadvantaged students could make a long-term impact on charter enrollments.
March 20, 2014 - Education Week
Angered by Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to rescind co-location agreements for some charter schools, thousands of protesters took their fight to the state capitol.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
The Florida K-12 district was at odds with its 95 charter schools before Robert Runcie came along with an agenda for change and collaboration.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
The charter-management group in Chicago is taking a novel approach to building a corps of highly qualified, and racially diverse, teacher-candidates by recruiting its alumni.
February 25, 2014 - Education Week
February 24, 2014 - Education Week
State education officials cite a litany of reasons for rejecting a recent group of applications, highlighting potential governance problems as a major concern.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week

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