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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
Some see the independent, statewide panels as a way to improve the quality of charters; others aren't so sure.
August 20, 2014 – Education Week
Dozens of applicants are competing to be part of a new crop of charter-like public schools to replace failing district schools.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
Such conversions are rare, but a number of schools have made the switch in recent years. A study this spring found enrollment grew dramatically following the change.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
The city district's attempt to promote new school models and spread promising new practices is at risk of being overwhelmed by a massive funding shortfall.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
Faced with the possibility of being laid off this summer, the teacher plans to leave the district for an education-outreach job with a university robotics lab.
June 11, 2014 – Education Week
May 21, 2014 – Education Week
Interest in the controversial school choice option known as the parent trigger has declined sharply in state legislatures this year.
May 21, 2014 – Education Week

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