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Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu: The New Orleans charter school experience offers a model in upending racial inequity.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
Hundreds of applications pour in as state officials figure out how to manage a program that gives parents a major role in how state K-12 money is spent.
August 26, 2015 – Education Week
School choice offers educators opportunities to innovate and lead in the classroom and beyond, argues former teachers' union president Doug Tuthill.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week
While the specialty schools do boost diversity, students outside their local neighborhoods are not flocking to them as expected, say researchers who studied 21 nonselective magnets.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
A broad new law will give parents near-total control over how state education dollars are spent on their children, through education savings accounts.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
Two more Democrats and another two Republicans–including three former governors and a sitting U.S. Senator–officially announce their candidacies for the White House in the 2016 race.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
Despite contested data on the phenomenon, some charter school leaders acknowledge teacher turnover as a liability for the movement.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
For all the anecdotal claims about teacher turnover in charter schools, the available data on the topic are remarkably muddled.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
Efforts to professionalize charter school boards and raise the caliber of people who serve on them are catching on.
June 3, 2015 – Education Week
May 20, 2015 – Education Week

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