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Andrew Broy

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Then and Now: Innovation at the Core of the Charter Movement

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2015 | 4:01 PM

Nearly 25 years ago, Minnesota established the nation's first public charter school to stimulate new and innovative educational opportunities and to provide parents and communities with a high quality alternative to traditional public schooling. Today, there are more than 6,700 public charter schools across the country serving approximately three million...

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Lesson for Urban Cities: How Chicagoans Stand Up for Quality Schools

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 2:53 PM

Chicago has been a school reform battlefield for decades. That is why the re-election of Mayor Rahm Emanuel carries with it national implications. In a race mirroring national trends, a centrist big-city Democrat faced off against a progressive challenger attacking him from the left.

Those of us working to...

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Investing in Student Outcomes: Can We Get Spending Right in Public Schools?

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 11:55 AM

Last year, public education funding in the United States eclipsed the $600 billion mark for the first time. Despite the volumes written about specific school reforms and programs, precious little attention is paid to whether we are spending those dollars in a way that achieves our desired result--a quality education...

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A New Era of Possibility for Chicago Students

(85) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 3:57 PM

Last week, Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) Board of Education voted to close 50 schools, turnaround five schools, and co-locate 11 others -- marking the largest school restructuring in the city's history and the most schools ever closed at a single time in the nation. This action, while a shock to...

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Second City No More

(4) Comments | Posted March 15, 2011 | 2:13 PM

With the recent election of mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, Chicago is entering a new era of school reform, one that has the potential to transform our region into a national leader and provide better school opportunities for Chicago families. This era will not be without controversy, however, and issues as diverse...

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