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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, center, leaves a news conference with Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor, right, and Sen. Eddie Lucio, left, after presenting a package of legislation, including education-related bills, at the Texas Capitol in Austin on March 3.
—Eric Gay/AP

Texas Lawmakers Wrangle a Herd of Education Bills

School choice, a state-run district, teacher evaluations, and K-12 funding are among the issues facing legislators now in the midst of their biennial session. (March 31, 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

04/30 12:22 pm | More Problems, More Prayer: A Year in the Life of Chicago Public Schools | The National Day of Prayer is May 7, and Chicago's educational crisis tops my list of societal issues to take to God.

Charters and Choice Blog

04/29 01:05 pm | In an Emergency, Some Nevada Charter Schools Don't Know Who to Call | A Nevada lawmaker wants to clarify whether school district police or regular local police are responsible for responding to emergency calls from charter schools.

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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
The decision to hire John E. Chubb stirs heated reaction from some members of the National Association of Independent Schools.
January 29, 2013 - Education Week
Educators in charter schools are making changes to meet new professional development, curriculum, and technology needs.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week
At Perspectives, the question of school culture and climate is not a side note—it's at the core of the school's mission.
January 4, 2013 - Quality Counts
The 16 victors splitting $400 million in district Race to the Top awards include charters, midsize systems, and two consortia.
January 4, 2013 - Education Week
Las Vegas, Tampa, and Dallas showed the fastest growth among districts where charter enrollment tops 10 percent, a study says.
November 14, 2012 - Education Week
The state's Joint Fiscal Committee approved an additional $4.45 million to help cover the costs of the state's charter schools.
November 9, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
Participating districts would gain more flexibility on such core issues as curriculum, instruction, funding, and school scheduling.
November 6, 2012 - Education Week

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