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Students walk across a soaked playground during recess at the North Idaho STEM Charter Academy in Rathdrum, Idaho. Like many rural charters, the school has found it difficult to acquire adequate space for its growing enrollment
—Jerome A. Pollos for Education Week

Rural Charter Schools Face Special Challenges

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)

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

07/11 04:27 pm | Teacher Repents for Going 'Ghetto' on a Parent | After finally lashing back at an insolent parent, I realize why its important for me, the teacher, to apologize first—and never go there again.

Charters and Choice Blog

07/25 12:07 pm | Sen. Rand Paul Talks School Choice at the National Urban League Conference | Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke to the National Urban League, where he touched briefly on school choice topics, including charter schools and vouchers.

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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
August 5, 2013 - Education Week
Tony Bennett resigned Thursday following the revelation that, as Indiana's K-12 chief, he took steps to boost the state grade given to a charter school run by a political donor.
August 1, 2013 | Updated: August 26, 2013 - Education Week

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