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Teacher’s aide Valarie Person works with 6th graders from left, Dehvin Lowe, Chloe Bales, and Sean Thompson, at Brooklyn Urban Garden School, an independent charter in New York City.
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Independent Charter Schools Aim to Elevate Their Status

Supporters of independent charter schools want to get back to the charter movement's roots: creating schools that serve as education laboratories. (October 4, 2017)

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Arizona education officials say documentation and policy changes have occurred at nearly 100 charter schools following a civil rights group's report last year that accused hundreds of schools of having discriminatory enrollment policies.
June 8, 2018 – AP
A subterranean divide among Democrats between backers of teachers' unions and those of charter schools and other education innovations is helping shape key gubernatorial primaries, even as red-meat issues like guns, inequality, and President Donald Trump have dominated the races.
June 3, 2018 – AP
As parents turn to the education marketplace to get ahead, some students get left behind, writes one education professor.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
When traditional public schools partner with high-quality charter leaders, schools improve for all students, write two Walton Family Foundation directors.
April 10, 2018 – Education Week
Education savings accounts would give the families of U.S. armed services much-needed school choice, writes Heritage Foundation’s Lindsey M. Burke.
March 20, 2018 – Education Week
School choice opens the door to a new pedagogical vision in education, but it’s not the end goal, writes charter advocate Jonathan Gregg.
January 25, 2018 – Education Week
Charter schools will allow us to reclaim the true purpose of education in a democratic society, argues Hillsdale College’s Gary Wolfram.
January 8, 2018 – Education Week
States don't do enough to inform parents about the rights they lose when they enroll children in private schools using vouchers, the GAO finds.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week survey of teachers, principals, and district administrators nationwide show a plurality "fully oppose" charter schools and a solid majority oppose vouchers. Opponents include many who voted for President Donald Trump, a strong choice supporter.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
Charter schools are among the nation's most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds—an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week

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