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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives a thumbs-up after speaking at his campaign victory party on Nov. 4 in West Allis, Wis. Walker defeated Democratic gubernatorial challenger Mary Burke.
—Morry Gash/AP

States' K-12 Policies in Play in Wake of GOP Surge

School choice programs and efforts to overhaul education funding systems could get a boost from the wave of new and re-elected Republican governors and state lawmakers. (November 7, 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

03/26 07:39 am | Good Teacher, Bad Teacher, and a 'Sense of Urgency' | I never internalized the power of the phrase a "sense of urgency" in education until I needed other people to have it for my 8-year-old daughter and it seemed really ...

Charters and Choice Blog

03/26 11:45 am | Tennessee Lawmakers Consider New Type of School Voucher Program | The proposal would allow any of the state's students covered under the IDEA to use state and local funds for private education, including college courses.

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The city district's attempt to promote new school models and spread promising new practices is at risk of being overwhelmed by a massive funding shortfall.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Faced with the possibility of being laid off this summer, the teacher plans to leave the district for an education-outreach job with a university robotics lab.
June 10, 2014 - Education Week
Dozens of applicants are competing to be part of a new crop of charter-like public schools to replace failing district schools.
June 6, 2014 - Education Week
Interest in the controversial school choice option known as the parent trigger has declined sharply in state legislatures this year.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
May 19, 2014 - Education Week
In many rural communities, a small but growing number of charters are scrounging for space and competing with regular schools for scarce resources and students.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
A bipartisan bill to encourage states and districts to increase the number of high-quality charter schools wins approval from a U.S. House of Representatives panel.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Advocates see a state budget deal pouring money into preschool as a big win for the city, though other parts of the state may be less poised to take advantage.
April 7, 2014 - Education Week
Evidence suggests that policies that have led to a largely uncontrolled expansion of charter schools is risky, argues author Iris C. Rotberg.
March 27, 2014 - Education Week
If proponents and opponents of charter schools looked at the facts instead of relying on their philosophies, we might make progress at improving schools, argues Margaret E. Raymond.
March 27, 2014 - Education Week

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