Charter Schools

The latest news about charter schools, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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.
—Alex Flynn for Education Week

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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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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In this e-book on the charter school movement’s first 25 years, Education Week details charter schools’ impact on: public education, school choice initiatives, student achievement, accountability systems, special education students, English-language learners, and equity and integration.

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08/14 12:01 am | School Districts Have Long Green-Lighted the Most Charter School Openings. That's Changing. | For the first time, school districts are no longer approving the majority of new charter schools, according to a new report, but it is not clear what is behind the decline.

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Rewarding Failure: An Education Week Investigation
With growing evidence that the nation's cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic and management problems, Education Week conducted a months-long investigation into what is happening in this niche sector of K-12 schooling.

Charter Schools at 25
Twenty-five years ago this month, Minnesota passed the country's first charter school law. Since then, the charter sector has expanded exponentially. Explore the evolution of charter schools and debate over diversity.

Charter Discipline: The Impact on Students
Charter schools' freedom to set and enforce their own discipline rules has raised concerns among educators, policymakers, and parents, who worry that strict policies may push students out of some schools for minor infractions. This series examines those practices.

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Efforts to increase college persistence, especially for low-income, first-generation students, are catching on in some charter schools.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Philadelphia's former deputy school superintendent Paul Kihn suggests a path forward for urban school districts that try to accomplish too much.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Pressure stemming from the testing opt-out movement has led to some heated debate in the Empire State involving standards and the use of student scores in teacher evaluations.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
With the field of Republican presidential candidates narrowed to three, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is the only one remaining with an extensive track record on education policy.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
In his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders hammers away at concerns that resonate with many, including college access and income inequality.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Lawmakers have revamped a state law in hopes it will pass constitutional muster and allow the fledgling charter sector to stay alive.
March 21, 2016 – Education Week
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
A small number of charters try to keep racial and income balance by giving groups of students, such as English-learners, a better chance of admission.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
February 17, 2016 – Education Week

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