The most recent education news provides alarming indications that the "pipeline" from early childhood neglect to young adult incarceration is disappearing. I don't suggest that the problem is going away. Quite to the contrary.
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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 ...
By Stephanie Simon Oct 12 (Reuters) - It's been a turbulent period for charter schools in the United States, with fina...
What do you think? Do you and/or your children have what it takes to succeed?
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What if much of what we think we know about success is wrong? What if the metrics we use i...
What we know after 20 years is that overall charter schools are no better than public schools. A great deal of evidence exists that, on average, they are worse.
Gun violence is tearing our urban centers apart, and the blood that's most often shed seems to be that of promising young children. Why the deafening silence from our leading campuses?
Every day for four years, Norma DeLeon Zarate would remind her son Francisco this day was coming.
"For as long as I can remember, she was saying, 'Yo...
Now, courtesy of Gates and others, we're on the front edge of an analogous privatizing wave that will drown public education. Once it's gone, we'll never get it back.
By pretending that KIPP serves our most vulnerable students, society is given an excuse for starving alternative services for our most traumatized kids.
Richard Branson is a real life Willy Wonka and everyone wants to win his golden ticket to space.
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.
For the last 30 minutes or so, I have been listening to a father talk about his two young children, ages 7 and 10.
OAKLAND, Calif. — As cash-strapped school districts lay off teachers and close campuses, publicly funded charter schools are flourishing and alt...
A 2004 study on school performance couldn't find a single documented case where troubled schools were turned around without the intervention of a powerful leader.
Charter schools are all the rage these days. The public is increasingly smitten with them -- in this year's Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup education poll, 68%...
Guggenheim said that we must, "move past self-interest and do what's best for the kids." There are thousands of Americans who do this every year.
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Virgin America and Twitter have joined forces to launch a Fly Forward, Give Back airfare sale for charity. For 24 hours, $5 will be donated to educati...
There is a growing impatience among journalists with today's self-styled education reformers.
Feelings are still raw in Cole and Whittier over the closing of Manual High School three years ago. It wouldn't take much for people to start complaining that Manual has gotten the shaft. Again.
The deepening political divide on the Denver school board and elsewhere in the education world is often described as 'reformers' vs. 'non-reformers.' Let's dispose of those meaningless labels.
U.S. News and World Report announced the 100 Gold Medal high schools in the United States. KIPP Houston High School, a college-preparatory school in Houston, Texas, ranked 16th on this list.
PORTLAND, Ore. — Donald G. Fisher, who co-founded apparel giant Gap Inc., has died at age 81 after a long battle with cancer.
The company said ...
For someone that spent most of the last 10 years working on this problem it is discouraging to see the grad rate dip this low.
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