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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.


The Charter School Movement
In this e-book on the charter school movement’s first 25 years, Education Week details charter schools’ impact on: public education, school choice initiatives, student achievement, accountability systems, special education students, English-language learners, and equity and integration.

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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

10/17 01:58 pm | School Closures Work if There are Better Schools for Students to go to, Study Finds | Closing poorly-performing schools or converting them into charter schools improved student performance under specific conditions, according to the Education Research Alliance ...

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Democratic candidate Zephyr Teachout has been a harsh critic of high-stakes testing and the common core, while Republican John Faso is a strong supporter of charter schools.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
A ballot measure that would ease restrictions on charter school expansion has drawn deep-pocketed supporters and opponents.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Dallas and other urban districts opened new single-gender schools this year, aiming to boost access to specialized programs and compete with charter, private, or suburban schools.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
The state’s Supreme Court strikes down the funding mechanism for Nevada’s groundbreaking education savings account program, a little more than a year after lawmakers enacted it.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
A Newark, N.J., complex’s ties to charter schools has created tensions in the district.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
Two recent studies—one in Florida, the other in Texas—present contradictory findings on how well charter school alumni do compared with noncharter peers.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
The draft rules appear to give districts and states added flexibility in ensuring federal funds for low-income students don't replace state and local dollars.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
The NAACP's call for no new charters places them on the wrong side of history, writes Howard Fuller.
August 31, 2016 – Education Week
Will the NAACP and the Movement for Black Lives' demands to halt new charters sway black support for the sector?
August 31, 2016 – Education Week

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