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As public K-12 options multiply in some cities, families are paying for experts to guide them through the selection and enrollment processes.
February 4, 2015 – Education Week
The nation's largest charter network annually prepares principal candidates with intensive training and support.
January 21, 2015 – Education Week
High-choice cities such as New Orleans and Denver have tried to simplify the school-selection process for families, but challenges remain.
January 21, 2015 – Education Week
Good laws are important, but they aren't the only key to successful charter schools, Nina Rees and Todd Ziebarth say.
January 21, 2015 – Education Week
A state-appointed receiver for the York, Pa., school system plans to tap a for-profit charter network to run the district's eight schools.
January 7, 2015 – Education Week
Lawmakers and governors—new and re-elected—are likely to turn their attention to standards, testing, funding, and school choice when the curtain rises on the 2015 legislative season.
December 10, 2014 – Education Week
Ensuring that charter schools don't turn away students with special needs and English-learners is the goal of secret-caller programs in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.
December 10, 2014 – Education Week
School choice programs and efforts to overhaul education funding systems could get a boost from the wave of new and re-elected Republican governors and state lawmakers.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week
As the charter sector matures, it faces increasing pressure to close schools that fail to perform—a situation that could become more common.
November 5, 2014 – Education Week
October 29, 2014 – Education Week

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