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Harold Bailey with sons Hakeem, 6, left, and Harold Jr., 8, on their neighborhood street in New Orleans East.
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When School Choice Doesn't Feel Like a Choice

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina upended the New Orleans school system, many parents find the new system, built on school choice, confusing at best. (August 19, 2015)

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

07/28 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

09/03 11:14 am | Colorado District Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh In on School Voucher Program | Colorado's state Supreme Court ruled that a Denver-area pilot voucher program was unconstitutional. Now district officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review ...

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Muskegon Heights and Highland Park are testing private companies' skill at running troubled public school systems.
May 1, 2013 - Education Week
A group started by former Teach For America members helps novices navigate the cultural and instructional challenges they face in the city's schools.
April 19, 2013 - Education Week
Whether charter schools fairly serve children with special needs is a complicated question, write Robin Lake and Alex Medler.
April 2, 2013 - Education Week
Turnarounds generally happen through a series of disciplined improvements, not because of one silver bullet, Amanda Gardner writes.
March 25, 2013 - Education Week
The emergence of new public school options has spurred an exodus of students from many of Philadelphia's neighborhood schools, but residents are fighting to keep them open.
March 6, 2013 - Education Week
Middle school students in the charter network showed greater learning gains in math, reading, science, and social studies than their peers in regular public schools.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week
Urban public schools should consider refashioning themselves as charters to recapture public confidence, Jack Schneider writes.
February 26, 2013 - Education Week
With dozens of charter schools, the Crescent City had dozens of different discipline policies.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
In an exclusive interview with Education Week, Richard Barth talks about expulsion and suspension policies in his charter school network.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
Some major urban districts are working to establish more consistent standards for expulsion and suspension policies in charter schools.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week

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