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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
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

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