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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

07/11 04:27 pm | Teacher Repents for Going 'Ghetto' on a Parent | After finally lashing back at an insolent parent, I realize why its important for me, the teacher, to apologize first—and never go there again.

Charters and Choice Blog

07/30 10:06 pm | An Advocate's View of What to Watch in Charter School Policy | In an interview, Todd Ziebarth, the senior vice president of state advocacy for the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, identifies some of the key issues facing ...

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Educators are going to door to door, retooling schools, and renting billboard space to keep and attract students.
August 21, 2012 - Education Week
The California Charter Schools Association wants to shut down 10 charters falling short of its academic benchmarks.
August 17, 2012 - Education Week
Even charter backers worry that lax and inconsistent standards will undermine public confidence.
August 17, 2012 - Education Week
'Won’t Back Down,' due out next month, takes a fictional look at a controversial parent-driven school overhaul tactic.
August 7, 2012 - Education Week
Founders of the new Compass Academy Charter School in Vineland, N.J. hope a clerical error won't prevent them from opening in September.
July 18, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
The school is the largest cyber school in the state and enrolled more than 11,300 students in 2011-12.
July 13, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
Officials say the Boston Consulting Group has helped with the district's budget crisis and strategic plan, but critics charge it is part of a coordinated effort to privatize the city's public education system.
July 12, 2012 | Updated: August 6, 2012 - Education Week
Some charter school groups push to expand into new parts of the country—and even find themselves being recruited.
July 5, 2012 - Education Week
If the Frontier's board didn't meet by June 22 and voluntarily surrender its charter, the Department of Education was going to file charges.
July 2, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
UNCF's Michael Lomax explores the legacy of desegregation in the rise of charter schools.
June 25, 2012 - Education Week

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