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Michigan: The Poster Child for How Not to do Charter Schools

Amber Arellano | Posted 02.16.2016 | Education
Amber Arellano

Sadly, my home state has become a national poster child of how not to do charter schools. Leaders elsewhere should take notice: Michigan's charter school path is a tragic one to be avoided.

Joy Resmovits

Here's One Thing The House Of Representatives Can Overwhelmingly Agree On

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics

Even as some question the need to increase charter school funding, the U.S. House of Representatives -- in a rare show of bipartisanship -- voted to d...

Ed Today: Rahm Emanuel's Full-Day Kindergarten Push; Trouble For Renaissance Charter Schools

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Chicago Full-Day K? In the midst of much bitter infighting over school closures in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett are announcing an initiative that is perhaps aimed to quell the melee: all CPS schools will have full-day kindergarten, reports the Sun-Times. "The change will make full-day kindergarten available to 30,700 children next fall -- 4,200 more than this school year," the paper reports.

Joy Resmovits

Are Charter Schools Worth It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.01.2013 | Detroit

Charter schools are the fastest-growing sector of public education, taking root in most U.S. states, thanks to a big push by the education reform lobb...

Joy Resmovits

A Reality Check For Charter Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

Charter schools are about to get a reality check. As someone who has observed the breakneck pace of the growing charter school movement up close, ...

Joy Resmovits

Separate But Equal? Policy Brief Aims To Ensure Charter Schools Aren't.

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.24.2012 | Education

Charter schools often promise to bring greater equity to education, but a new brief starts with the assumption that they fall short in delivery -- and...

Joy Resmovits

Are Charter Schools Holding Up Their End Of The Bargain?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.21.2011 | Education

In nearly two decades, only 3 percent of charter schools have ever been closed for underperforming, according to a new report released Tuesday. The...

Joy Resmovits

Cracking Down On Charter Schools?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

The most recent call to close underperforming charter schools came not from a teachers' union or a school district, but from a charter-school trade as...

Joy Resmovits

Ohio Bill Offers New Method For Charter School Oversight

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.24.2011 | Education

The fight over the future of charter schools found a new battleground in Ohio this week with the hearing of a new kind of bill. State Sen. Joe Schi...