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Top Charter Networks Becoming District-Size

Richard Whitmire | Posted 10.21.2014 | Education
Richard Whitmire

By Richard Whitmire More than twenty years ago when charter schools first got launched in Minnesota no one envisioned that one day we would see chart...

Turn NYC Co-Located Charters Into Compacts?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Richard Whitmire

New York schools chancellor Carmen Fariña continues to unfold her big vision, which calls for more professional development, more arts, more guidance counselors, more best practices shared between schools -- and returning "joy" to the classroom.

The Time is Ripe for a Nonprofit Revolution

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 06.23.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

Local government leaders can help to foster successful solutions in their communities by providing an environment that welcomes and encourages the contributions of nonprofit partners.

What I'm Thinking About, This Veterans Day

Elisa Villanueva Beard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Elisa Villanueva Beard

This country is worth fighting for. And every day, our teachers fight for our students' right to succeed and meet their potential. Each one of us must defend their right to an excellent education, and I'm honored to have so many dedicated veterans on board with that mission.

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.

The PRIDE Class of 2020

Amanda Fernandez | Posted 11.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Amanda Fernandez

The school is in a worn out neighborhood in the city of Boston that looks like it's crying out for an infusion of energetic and educated children from the community who want to change it for the better. Inside the KIPP building, it's happening.

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.

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a... Teacher?

James Harrell | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
James Harrell

Teachers are not superheroes, caped crusaders, or some type of knight in shining armor. If we ever want to create sustainability in the education profession and create meaningful reform, America needs to start creating education policy for humans and stop chasing this superhero chimera.

An Open Letter to Wendy Kopp

Kate Casas | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Kate Casas

The work you have done to ensure that the network of brilliant people dedicated to improving outcomes for kids is deep and broad is an invaluable asset.

Los Angeles School First In KIPP Network To Embrace Blended Learning

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Ian Quillen | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- The original blueprint for the KIPP Empower Academy read something like this: five teachers per grade; 100 students per grade; very few...

Tough On Kids

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 11.19.2012 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

We're not sure. Although we agree that the destinies of young people are malleable, we worry as well about the difficulty of achieving the right balance in school between character education and academic preparation.

Celebrating 10 Years of Working Hard and Being Nice

Jennifer Davis | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education
Jennifer Davis

Attending the KIPP 10th Annual School Summit last week gave me the chance to reflect on my early work with KIPP, its intersection with my organization, the National Center on Time & Learning, and what the future holds for both.

A Well Deserved Shout Out to KIPP

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

The KIPP schools -- all 124 of them -- have emerged as the gold standard model for non- traditional public education in the country.

America's Short School Year Correlated With Weak Academic Performance

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 09.02.2012 | Education
Howard Steven Friedman

Forgetting curves demonstrate that memory retention declines exponentially over time, so the long American summer vacation takes a major toll on a student's ability to progress.

Grading Schools, Failing Schools

Tim King | Posted 05.06.2012 | Education
Tim King

Closing schools is a decision with far-reaching consequences that shouldn't be undertaken for the credibility of any particular movement, but only as a final measure in support of undeserved students.

By Richard Branson

Richard Branson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Richard Branson

Space tourism may seem like an excuse for joy rides for the rich, but in reality it's the start of a new and vital private sector industry that will help develop safer, cheaper and cleaner space travel and result in technology that will lead to broader innovation and discovery.

New Teachers Reflect on Teaching in 2011

Susan Sawyers | Posted 02.28.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

To wind down 2011, we asked some first-year public school teachers to tell us what they've learned now that they have some experience in the classroom.

Classrooms for Tomorrow

Joel Arquillos | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Joel Arquillos

The New York Times' Schools for Tomorrow conference was a discussion on how technology will continue to impact how children learn and how schools may change to accommodate this revolution.

Who Can Wait?

Jeanne Allen | Posted 12.04.2011 | Education
Jeanne Allen

Too many state leaders are still failing to do what they can to put laws to work in the best interest of kids. They boast of "sound processes," "collaboration," and various interpretations of law. They avoid the "fierce urgency of now" when making decisions.

New York Leaps Into the Middle School Trap

Peter Meyer | Posted 11.26.2011 | Education
Peter Meyer

What was so odd about Dennis Walcott's announcement that NYC was opening 50 new middle schools is that the most recent research suggesting that a middle school grade configuration is probably not the way to go was done in his city.

Do Schools Matter?

Whitney Tilson | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education
Whitney Tilson

The color of your skin and your zip code are almost entirely determinative of the quality of the public education this nation provides. This is deeply, profoundly wrong and is contrary to everything this nation stands for.

What If The Secret To Success Is Failure?

New York Times Magazine | Paul Tough | Posted 11.17.2011 | Education

Dominic Randolph can seem a little out of place at Riverdale Country School -- which is odd, because he's the headmaster. Riverdale is one of New York...

They Dropped Out Of Princeton - For Education Reform

USA TODAY College | Elizabeth Held | Posted 11.04.2011 | Education

For the past three years, Princeton University has been home to Catharine Bellinger and Alexis Morin, and their non-profit organization Students for E...

Florida Schools Receive Grades, New Charter School Earns F

Posted 08.31.2011 | Education

Despite higher writing standards in Florida's public elementary, middle and non-high-school combination schools this year, school performance remained...

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.