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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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Charters and Choice Blog

08/28 12:18 pm | New Hampshire Tax-Credit Scholarship Program Survives Legal Challenge | The New Hampshire Supreme Court has overturned a lower court's ruling that the school choice program was unconstitutional.

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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
The rise of charter schools can present oversight challenges and put pressure on funding for local school systems.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
A variety of approaches to running and improving the school system illustrate challenges facing local control.
January 3, 2014 - Quality Counts
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

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