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Save Washington State Public Charter Schools

Nina Rees | Posted 09.05.2015 | Education
Nina Rees

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the charter school law in the state is unconstitutional. In other words, the Court has turned its back on the tens of thousands of students in the state who need more high-quality public school options.

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

Andrew Broy | Posted 08.05.2015 | Education
Andrew Broy

In recent years, some have begun to question the charter movement's commitment to real accountability. Some have even suggested that public charter schools are more worried about growth than ensuring that all schools deliver a consistently excellent education.

Meeting the Demand for Charter Schools

Nina Rees | Posted 05.07.2015 | Education
Nina Rees

As word of charter schools' success spreads, more parents are trying to enroll their children. That's a positive sign, but also a big challenge, because charter schools can't yet meet this growing demand. Across the country, there are about 1 million names on charter school wait lists -- a figure that's grown 186 percent since 2008.

Charter Schools Vital to DC's Educational Renaissance

Nina Rees | Posted 03.30.2015 | Education
Nina Rees

Public charter schools have taken firm root in Washington, DC. This year, for the first time since charter schools were introduced to the District 18 years ago, more public schools in the city are run by charters than by DC Public Schools (DCPS).

Joy Resmovits

Charter Schools Continue Dramatic Growth Despite Controversies | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Charter schools remain the subject of intense debate, particularly in New York City, where incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) won on a plat...

Joy Resmovits

Rand Paul Teaming Up With Dems? For This Cause, He Thinks It's Worth It | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

As Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) explores the possibility of a presidential run, he's trying his hand at something that's become a rite of passage for t...

Aaron Sankin

California's Charter School Boom | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.15.2013 | San Francisco

California leads the nation in both the growth and overall number of charter schools, according to a study by the Washington-based National Alliance f...

Joy Resmovits

Charter Schools Rack Up Major Growth | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.14.2012 | Education

Twenty years after their creation, charter schools constitute the fastest-growing sector of American public education, according to a report released ...

Public Charter School Movement Makes It 2 Decades Amid Criticism And Success

Posted 09.07.2012 | Education

Twenty years ago today, the first public charter school, City Academy High School, opened in St. Paul, Minn. Now, more than two million -- or 4.2 perc...

Joy Resmovits

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

Number Of Students Attending Charter Schools Soars

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 12.07.2011 | Education

MIAMI -- The number of students attending charter schools has soared to more than 2 million as states pass laws lifting caps and encouraging their exp...

Ohio Takes a Step in the Right Direction by Requiring Transparency

Peter Groff | Posted 10.11.2011 | Education
Peter Groff

Charter schools, as well as the management companies that support them, should have transparent operations because as public school operators, we bear the responsibility of the public trust.

Public Charter Schools Engage Students and Empower Teachers

Peter Groff | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education
Peter Groff

Anyone who is serious about improving the quality of public education should support the incredible contributions of public charter schools.

Joy Resmovits

Who Can Authorize Charter Schools? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.16.2011 | Education

A Georgia Supreme Court decision that challenges a state commission's ability to greenlight the creation of charter schools may have implications for ...

Military Uninviting To Recruits With Online High School Diplomas

AP | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Students graduating from the growing ranks of online high schools are running into a hurdle if their goal is to join the milita...

Race To The Top Program Threatened, Teacher Jobs In Jeopardy

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Last summer, the Obama Administration announced unprecedented funding for education reform in the form of a new program called Race To The Top. The in...