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Diana Diaz-Harrison, the founder of the Arizona Autism Charter School in Phoenix, talks with a young student at the school, while Sammy, her son, stands alongside her on the playground. The school is among about 100 charter schools across the country that specialize in serving students with special needs or disabilities.
—Patrick Breen for Education Week

Special Education Charters Renew Inclusion Debate

Dozens of charter schools are targeting students with disabilities whose parents feel their needs are not being served in regular public schools. (September 16, 2014)

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

10/23 05:56 pm | Pardon My Ignorance But ... Is High School Really This Crazy? | After 12 years in K-8 education, I'm finally getting a glimpse of the world of high school—and it's a totally different, sometimes bizarre, world.

Charters and Choice Blog

10/24 03:10 pm | N.Y.C. Charter With Highly Paid Teachers Boosted Student Achievement, Study Says | A Manhattan charter school that pays its teachers annual salaries of $125,000 and offers weekly professional development posted big gains after four years, despite a rocky ...

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February 18, 2014 - Education Week
Private-school-choice legislation is part of a broader trend at the state level, and proposals are bidding for attention in the U.S. Senate.
February 4, 2014 - Education Week
The number of charters may soon double in North Carolina, thanks to new laws lifting the state's charter cap and easing other restrictions on the schools.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
School districts find that costs and savings from blended learning vary by factors such as the size of the school system and the technology required.
January 27, 2014 - Education Week
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
Rocketship Education's new approach to blended learning seeks to increase teacher collaboration and further individualize instruction, but the model poses new challenges for classroom educators.
January 21, 2014 - Education Week
The highly touted charter network's new "flexible classroom" model failed to reverse steady test-score declines, raising questions about Rocketship's aggressive expansion plans.
January 21, 2014 - Education Week
The rise of cyber charter schools is prodding many school districts to ramp up their own virtual-education offerings.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
A data analysis from the Education Week Research Center delves into the complex "district" environment and school administrators' perspectives on governance and operations.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
The once-tense relationship between public school districts and home schoolers is giving way to something more cordial, if complex.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts

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