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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.

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The Charter School Movement
In this e-book on the charter school movement’s first 25 years, Education Week details charter schools’ impact on: public education, school choice initiatives, student achievement, accountability systems, special education students, English-language learners, and equity and integration.

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Charting My Own Course Blog

07/28 05:53 pm | Farewell to the 'Charting My Own Course' Teacher Blog | After four years of highs and lows, Marilyn Rhames is ending her award-winning Education Week Teacher blog.

Charters and Choice Blog

10/27 03:41 pm | Do Charter Schools Enroll More White Students? Depends on the State | The types of students that enroll in charter schools varies greatly from state-to-state, according to an analysis by the American Enterprise Institute.

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Florida is wading into largely uncharted waters with an effort to fuel collaboration between regular public schools and charters, at a time when several big-city districts have sought similar ties.
October 15, 2014 – Education Week
Twenty-five years ago this month, Minnesota passed the country's first charter school law. Since then, the charter sector has expanded exponentially. Explore the evolution of charter schools and debate over diversity.
October 7, 2014 – Education Week
Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia.
October 1, 2014 – Education Week
Public and private financing is not keeping up with demand for charters, says the report, which also highlights how states can make it easier for the schools to pay for facilities.
September 24, 2014 – Education Week
Dozens of charter schools are targeting students with disabilities whose parents feel their needs are not being served in regular public schools.
September 17, 2014 – Education Week
Rancorous debate between those who view themselves as school reformers and teachers and their unions needs to give way to constructive conversation and K-12 policy progress, Patrick Riccards says.
September 15, 2014 – Education Week
Unions haven't made much headway organizing teachers in charter schools, but in California and some other states, they are gaining ground.
September 10, 2014 – Education Week
The absence of evidence around charter school effectiveness hasn't shaken the devotees, including within the Obama administration, argues Gerald N. Tirozzi.
August 28, 2014 – Education Week
August 27, 2014 – Education Week
It's time to untangle the logistical knots and administrative hurdles that surround choice and charters in many places, Robin Lake writes.
August 20, 2014 – Education Week

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