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Jason Kling, center, a counselor and social worker at Chavez Prep Middle School in the District of Columbia, talks with prospective charter school board members about his role during a recent tour of the school.
—T.J. Kirkpatrick for Education Week

Charter Sector Challenged by Quality of School Boards

Efforts to professionalize charter school boards and raise the caliber of people who serve on them are catching on. (May 29, 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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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.

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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
Does penalizing students for a laundry list of common infractions—both minor and more serious—instill self-discipline, or lead some to become alienated from school?
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
There are key questions about funding and need that communities should ask themselves before opening charter schools, Meghan Carton writes.
February 14, 2013 - Education Week
Twenty years after desegregation ended, the mayor wants to change the way students are matched to schools.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week
Charter schools' initial performance, whether good or bad, is a strong predictor of whether they succeed over time, a new Stanford University study concludes.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week

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