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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

09/30 05:05 pm | Louisiana Teachers' Union Sues to Halt Charter School Funding | A teachers' union in Louisiana is suing to block state funding from going to some charter schools, according to The Times Picayune.

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Job openings in several states could provide momentum for advocates seeking to push politically sensitive agendas.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
Change is inevitable, and school leaders need to imitate others' success, Robert Maranto and Rod Paige write.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
Other school systems can learn much from the charter schools experiment in New Orleans, David Osborne writes.
September 11, 2012 - Education Week
Public and charter school students will be able to choose classes offered by businesses, nonprofits, and other groups, as well as schools.
September 10, 2012 - Education Week
Competition for students, especially in urban areas, is putting added pressure on Catholic institutions.
August 28, 2012 - Education Week
The new stance backs a broader array of charter authorizers—and puts the PTA at odds with its Georgia chapter.
August 28, 2012 - Education Week
Financing approaches vary widely from state to state, but virtual education advocates see some models as better than others.
August 27, 2012 - Education Week
Recent developments could signal the start of a more collaborative relationship between teachers' unions and virtual education after years of friction.
August 27, 2012 - Education Week
Educators are going to door to door, retooling schools, and renting billboard space to keep and attract students.
August 21, 2012 - Education Week

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