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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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Charting My Own Course Blog

04/23 04:57 pm | The Boys Book Club Experiment: Day One | My first day of running the boys of color book club in my reading class taught me a great deal about my Latino male students--and my inadequacies as their teacher.

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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The rise of charter schools can present oversight challenges and put pressure on funding for local school systems.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
A variety of approaches to running and improving the school system illustrate challenges facing local control.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
Local administrators grapple with a host of fiscal and educational pressures demanding a break from business as usual.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
Charter schools in the Golden State and elsewhere have increasingly become associated with something basic yet elusive: money.
January 3, 2014 - Education Week
Through an unusual partnership between a school district and an educational-management group, a charter school helps reconnect home-schooling families to local public schools.
December 30, 2013 - Education Week
With a state-run school district, an influx of charters, and a new Innovation Zone, Memphis is looking for a total transformation of its school system.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
Under new federal guidance, charter schools that are new or growing rapidly won't have to take a disproportionate hit from cuts in Title I funds.
October 8, 2013 - Education Week
The struggling city school district is resting its hopes on replicating the success of the Science Leadership Academy, a school that emphasizes tech-focused, project-based learning.
September 24, 2013 - Education Week
More and more urban communities are adopting common applications, deadlines, and lotteries to smooth the enrollment process for parents—and schools.
September 24, 2013 - Education Week
The partnership of research organizations with local district and charter schools will study how the often-changing education policy landscape in the nation's capital affects students and teachers.
September 24, 2013 - Education Week

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