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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

09/26 08:10 pm | Three Ways to Take the 'Shame' Out of Teaching | In this guest blog, educator Sara Urben explains why the teaching profession is cloaked in shame and offers three strategies to shake it off.

Charters and Choice Blog

10/01 11:01 am | D.C. and Louisiana Are 'Healthiest' Charter Systems in New Rankings | The 2014 Health of the Charter Sector report examines the gap between policy and practice by looking at the levels of growth, quality and innovation in state's charter ...

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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
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

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