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Teacher Kim Woods works with 9th grader Takija Brewer in her U.S. History class at Muskegon Heights Public Academy High School. The entire staff of the Muskegon Heights school district was dismissed after emergency manager Donald Weatherspoon hired Mosaica Education to manage the district.
—Brian Widdis for Education Week

For-Profit Experiment Plays Out in Two Mich. Districts

Muskegon Heights and Highland Park are testing private companies' skill at running troubled public school systems. (May 1, 2013)

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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
Some charter school operators, facing challenges in obtaining financing to open new facilities, have turned to options such as sharing space with traditional public schools.
July 25, 2013 - Education Week
Legislatures across the country have taken a variety of approaches to helping charter schools secure building space.
July 25, 2013 - Education Week
The Old Dominion is the fourth state to create an entity to turn around its lowest-performing schools.
June 11, 2013 - Education Week
A sound-engineering class at Youth Connection's Innovations High School helped hook Devonte Perry McCullum on education.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Caring teachers, hands-on work, and a safe environment persuaded Kimberly Mitchell to take another go at high school.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Andrew Delgado got his second chance at a charter school for students who have already left school or are likely to.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Researchers also found a growing share of philanthropic dollars going to "challengers to the system"—mainly charter schools.
May 7, 2013 - Education Week
Muskegon Heights and Highland Park are testing private companies' skill at running troubled public school systems.
May 1, 2013 - Education Week

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