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Will Common Core Force Charters to Go Back to Their Roots?

John Thompson | Posted 10.21.2013 | New York
John Thompson

Now is the time for charter advocates to go back to their roots and remember that schooling is an act of love - not a competition or a war on unions and educators who believe differently.

Democracy Prep Fourth Graders: 'Vote For Somebody'

Posted 10.16.2012 | Education

Democracy Prep Public Schools' fourth-grade citizen scholars don’t care who you vote for, so long as you “vote for somebody.” In a YouTube video...

Joy Resmovits

Chasm In The Classroom: Inside The Battle To Close The Achievement Gap

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.29.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- Ana Enriquez, 17, did her homework in a rat-infested South Bronx apartment, where she shared a bed with her mother and lived with five ot...

A New Approach to Holding Charter Schools Accountable

Seth Andrew | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York
Seth Andrew

On paper, Harlem Day Charter School should be a resounding success. It spends more per pupil than most suburban schools. Class size is small. Yet student achievement is unacceptably low.