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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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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

08/15 11:27 am | Why Has Charter School Popularity Suddenly Dropped Off? | Pollsters hypothesize that the causes may include changing dynamics within the Democratic Party, as well as high-profile debates over charter school expansion.

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The political alliance between charter school and voucher supporters may be fraying, writes Jeffrey R. Henig.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
School finance formulas and implementation of the new federal education law are among the issues on the agenda as 50 state legislatures get to work for their 2017 sessions.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
Even without the $20 billion voucher program President-elect Donald Trump has championed, the new administration could use a variety of programs to boost school choice.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
A year after the Every Student Succeeds Act became law, it remains a work in progress as states, districts, and a shifting cast of federal officials prepare for ESSA's classroom debut in the 2017-18 school year.
January 4, 2017 – Quality Counts
Betsy DeVos, the nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education, is at the center of an extensive policy and political ecosystem aimed at boosting charters, virtual schools, education savings accounts, and vouchers.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Advocates for charters, vouchers, and other forms of school choice express mixed views about what the new administration may mean.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
The state will keep its status as one of the most restrictive states when it comes to the expansion of the charter school sector.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
Education Week reviewed hundreds of news stories and dozens of state audits that document problems in the sector that date to the early 2000s.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week

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