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CHIP: Don't Mess With Success

Bruce Lesley | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although the children's groups are pretty much unanimous in support of the continuation of CHIP, there are surprisingly some in Washington, D.C. who are considering other options.

Is Your Child's Teacher 'Highly Qualified?'

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.06.2013 | Education
Jason Stanford

NCLB recognized that the worst schools couldn't get better without "highly qualified" teachers. Unfortunately for Teach for America, their graduates didn't qualify.

Charter Schools: Cure or Curse?

Frank Islam | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

Charter schools are not a cure-all. In general, their highly variable performance tends to mirror, and in some instance lags, that of public schools.

Joy Resmovits

Biggest U.S. Charter School Chain Aces Major Study | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

As charter schools enter their third decade, the advocates who created them still wonder whether they're living up to their promise. A study released ...

All We Are Saying Is Give Math a Chance

Posted 07.01.2012 | Technology

By Janet Perna former General Manager, IBM Information Management When I was a young math teacher fresh out of college in my hometown of Middletow...

Joy Resmovits

Student Performance Measurement Used In Education Policy Flunks -- Paper | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.15.2011 | Education

Education policies that affect millions of students have long been tied to test scores, but a new paper suggests those scores are regularly misinterpr...

The Charter School Debate: KIPP And Its Critics Are Both Right

John Thompson | Posted 06.17.2011 | Education
John Thompson

By pretending that KIPP serves our most vulnerable students, society is given an excuse for starving alternative services for our most traumatized kids.

Study: KIPP Charter Schools Pull In More Cash Than Other Schools

Sarah Garland | Posted 06.03.2011 | Education
Sarah Garland

A new study attempts to prove KIPP provides unfair advantages over traditional public schools, including more advantaged students and more private money at their disposal.

What can New Orleans teach us about charter schools?

Susan Sawyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Sawyers

Since the levees broke, independently run New Orleans charter schools educate more than 60 percent of the students compared to about three percent nat...