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The latest news about charter schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García delivers her keynote address to the 2015 NEA Representative Assembly. At this years' convention, the NEA will vote on a policy statement about charter schools and unions.
—Scott Iskowitz/NEA

More Charter School Teachers See Unions as an Option

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)

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
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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Charters and Choice Blog

10/12 11:45 am | Charter Schools in New York Can Now Certify Their Own Teachers | This is potentially the first time a charter school authorizer anywhere in the country has allowed the schools it oversees to certify their own teachers, and the move is ...

SPECIAL REPORTS

Charter Schools at 25
Twenty-five years ago this month, Minnesota passed the country's first charter school law. Since then, the charter sector has expanded exponentially. Explore the evolution of charter schools and debate over diversity.
Charter Discipline: The Impact on Students
Charter schools' freedom to set and enforce their own discipline rules has raised concerns among educators, policymakers, and parents, who worry that strict policies may push students out of some schools for minor infractions. This series examines those practices.

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Approval of a charter school bill and a measure that overhauls the state's nearly 30-year-old K-12 law is likely to bring widespread changes to the Bluegrass State.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump makes clear that he remains serious in concept about his pledge to expand school choice.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
The Ohio education department determined that nine full-time online charter schools overstated their enrollment. The schools say the state's methods are "blatantly unfair."
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers' unions and charter school advocates must join in solidarity for greater education equity, writes Jia Lok Pratt.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
In order to resolve the rancorous debate, charters must reconnect with their original purpose, writes Ron Wolk.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Here is what’s ahead for school choice, ed tech, and more, according to the CEO of a personalized-learning company.
March 1, 2017 – Education Week
Republican-led legislatures are considering charter school and voucher bills at the state level even as a high-profile school choice proponent takes the helm of the U.S. Department of Education.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
If confirmed as ed. secretary, Betsy DeVos could gut the regulations that are choking charter schools, writes Jeanne Allen.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week

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