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Public Charter Schools

Reformers and Educators Can Stand With Hillary Clinton

Peter Cunningham | Posted 07.05.2016 | Education
Peter Cunningham

Kudos to Hillary Clinton. After some anti-charter rhetoric earlier in the campaign she had the guts to tell 7,000 members of the the National Educatio...

Save Washington State Public Charter Schools

Nina Rees | Posted 09.05.2016 | 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.

Why My Charter School Needs a Union

David S. Woo | Posted 05.08.2016 | Education
David S. Woo

The questions we're asking go beyond Urban Prep's specific practices. This is about the ethics and fiscal responsibility of Urban Prep and all charter schools.

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).

The Public Charter Test

Peter Greene | Posted 12.20.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

Charter schools, the modern version as represented by K12 and Success Academies, are not public schools at all. If they really want to earn the "public" label, they need to meet these four requirements.

Moody's Report on Charter Schools Misses the Real Problem

Mashea Ashton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Mashea Ashton

Public charter schools have long been the scapegoat for traditional public schools' woes. Moody's report follows the usual line of reasoning: charter schools have seen increasing enrollment, which means students are leaving traditional public schools. Because the students are leaving, those schools are losing funding, and they are struggling to stay open.

Which Party Show Strongest Support For Charters In State Assembly?

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

In a report released Thursday, the Albany-based Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability rated New York State legislators’ votes on recent b...

What Public Charter Schools Have Taught Us About Public Education

Nina Rees | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education
Nina Rees

After two decades, it's clear what charter schools can accomplish. The challenge for the next 20 years is to build on these accomplishments to ensure that every child can realize the benefits of a high-quality public school education.