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The Problem of Cyber Charter School Funding In Pennsylvania

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 07.08.2012 | Education
Zachary K. Pearce

Until HB 2364 or another bill with a similar goal is able to become law, I expect local school directors' jobs in the commonwealth to remain challenging.

The Damage Done by Special Education Disparities

John Thompson | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education
John Thompson

Before choice, I would not have understood what it was like to teach a class where eight to ten kids had been traumatized so badly that their cognitive functions had been altered. After a decade of choice, that became my new normal.

How Swizz Beatz Is Working to Rebuild the Bronx

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact
Shira Lazar

Rapper and producer Swizz Beatz is taking his passion for the arts to schools to empower the next generation of leaders and creators.

Educational Inequity Is No Accident

Steve Nelson | Posted 03.31.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

What's good for the goose is evidently not so good for the gander. In America's current educational environment, the disparity of experience is bad and getting worse.

Modern-Day 'Jim Crow' School Segregation?

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.23.2011 | Education

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, director of the University of Minnesota Law School’s Institute on Race & Poverty Myron Orfield said that chart...

The Courage of Convictions in the Era of NCLB

Shaun Johnson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

For all of the fuss over "no excuses" and "accountability," permission is willingly granted for fly-by-night organizations to slap a few bricks onto a side of a building and call it a school.

WATCH: Students At Urban Prep Targeted By Gangs, Parents Demand Protection

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

The parents of students at a West Side preparatory school are demanding heightened protection, claiming their children are being targeted and terroriz...

To Charter or Not to Charter?

Shaun Johnson | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Participation in the charter school movement is possible for someone like me, especially in urban areas where chartered schools are seen as viable alternatives to traditional public education.

Let Me Tell You About Teach for America

Shaun Johnson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

I'm trying to be sincere when I question TFA. I just can't see its long-term benefits to education and the teaching profession. Even as a short-term stopgap measure in high-needs areas, I think it's doing more harm to teaching than good.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Fights Against New Evaluation Program | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education

As different districts and states re-imagine the way teachers should be graded, the country's second largest school system has hit a roadblock. Los ...

New Bill Would Relax Standards For Texas Recovery Charters

Posted 07.09.2011 | Education

When Mansoor Kapasi first began taking his students to chess tournaments, the other parents wondered if they were part of a gang. He said his stude...

Detroit Turning Schools To Charters To Avoid Closures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Last month, the state of Michigan charged Robert Bobb, Detroit Public Schools' Emergency Financial Manager, with closing 50 percent of the district's ...

Teaching as an Art Form

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

Even as someone who engages in the more scientific or theoretical aspects of teaching, I start to wonder if we really want to go all in here with this very techno-rational mentality.

Guest Column: Obama on Education -- A-Plus Values, F-Minus Policies

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Chris Weigant

Roughly once a year or so, I turn this column space over to a guest author. This usually happens when a point of view is presented to me either in pu...

2010 in Education: A Bad Year for Antediluvian, Retrograde, Establishment-Defending Hacks

Bob Bowdon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bob Bowdon

If you're a defender of the American public education establishment and an advocate of throwing more money at the problem, 2010 was just an awful year.

Charter School Enrollment Climbs In Mass.

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

BOSTON--The number of Massachusetts children attending charter schools has more than doubled in the past decade, reflecting national trends. Charter ...

WATCH: Bill Cosby Interviews Deborah Kenny On Revolutionary Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Deborah Kenny started the Harlem Village Academy in 2003 after her husband's untimely death left her searching for a new life purpose. The academy h...