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Ruling Expected On Constitutionality Of Nation's Largest Voucher Program

Posted 11.29.2012 | Education

A Louisiana district court judge is expected to rule this week on the constitutionality of the state's controversial school voucher program. Baton ...

Jeb Bush, With Cash And Clout, Pushes Contentious School Reforms

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Nov 27 (Reuters) - Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush soared to rock star status in the education wor...

Michigan Board Of Education Considers Public Education Funding Overhaul

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Members of Michigan’s Board of Education will mull several legislative proposals Tuesday commissioned by Gov. Rick Snyder that would have far-reachi...

Enrollment In Indiana Voucher Program Skyrockets In 2nd Year

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Enrollment in Indiana's school voucher program has more than doubled in the program's second year, the state Department of Education announced Tuesday...

Election Lesson: Latinos Have Influence

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 01.19.2013 | Latino Voices
Christina M. Martínez

As pundits continue to examine the outcome of various races and ballots cast Nov. 6, one persistent truth cannot be understated or ignored: the power ...

Joy Resmovits

Charter Schools Rack Up Major Growth

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Mississippi Charter Schools Get A Second Chance

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Republicans in Mississippi intend to fight for charter schools during t...

Ok, Obama Won -- Now What?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education
Sam Chaltain

What would a healthy tension between vision and mission look like in an ideal second term when it comes to public education? I'd suggest three things.

Ex-Intel CEO Praises Arizona's 'Massive' Educational Transformation

The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson | Jamar Younger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

Craig Barrett has expressed strong opinions on Arizona's education system. In 2011, Barrett, former chief executive of Intel, told lawmakers and busi...

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Linda Darling-Hammond

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.28.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Investing in high-quality teaching is the centerpiece of any successful educational system. Intelligent societies understand that teaching is the profession on which all other professions depend."

$519,000 Payment To Failed Florida Charter School Principal Sparks Outrage

The Orlando Sentinel | Lauren Roth | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

An Orange County charter school that gave its principal a $519,000 departure payout was an academic failure that struggled to provide its students wit...

Audit: Feds Failed To Properly Monitor States' Charter Grant Spending

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- An audit of the U.S. Department of Education's division overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars in charter school funding has critic...

The Global Search for Education: The Education Debate 2012 -- Andy Hargreaves

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education should not be the privilege of a select few, but the basic civil right of every American child. We must act conclusively to narrow our domestic achievement gap and to narrow our international achievement gap so that our students will be able to compete globally in the next decade.

Parents Choose New Charter Operator In First Ever 'Parent Trigger'

| Natasha Lindstrom | Posted 12.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. A small group of parents in Adelanto, Calif., became the first in the n...

Majority Of Wisconsin's School Districts Getting Less Funding This Year

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

About two-thirds of Wisconsin's school districts will see a drop in state funding this year, marking the second of a two-year, $834 million education ...

The New U.S. Visa Rush: Build A Charter School, Get A Green Card

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon Oct 12 (Reuters) - It's been a turbulent period for charter schools in the United States, with fina...

School Choice Programs Expanded Nationwide Despite Heavy Opposition

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

In an article titled “School Choice Marches Forward” for Education Next, Jonathan Butcher, Education Director for the Goldwater Institute, examine...

Schools of Choice

Dave Stieber | Posted 12.11.2012 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

The very definition of School Choice means some students will be able to go to the school of their choice, while the other students will be left behind. The idea of School Choice is another top down policy brought in from the business sector.

Does Romney Have an Opening with Latino Voters on Education Reform?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

A spate of polls suggests that Romney's message on school choice -- supporting direct funding to parents through school vouchers, for example -- has the potential to resonate with Latinos.

5 Ways Parents Can Advocate for Their Kids

Wendy S. Grolnick | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
Wendy S. Grolnick

A "parent takeover" is not the answer. But increasing parent engagement and voice is a good place to start. There are five directions that we believe are productive outlets for this energy.

The Global Search For Education: The Education Debate 2012 - Richard Wilson Riley

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.09.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The last presidential debate offered little in the way of focus on education and related policy. Today in The Global Search for Education series, I continue my conversations with education luminaries to discuss the issues that we believe will be a priority for the next President of the United States.

Segregation Now, and Segregation Forever

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

Schools in the North are extremely segregated. And they were never desegregated in the first place. After living here for four years, I know now that most of the problems we are are talking about in education today stem from this one fundamental moral failure.

Presidential Politics and Education

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

On the campaign trail this week, President Obama and Mitt Romney gave television interviews focused on education. They discussed their policy differences and ideas.

Parents 'Won't Back Down' From School Choice

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

Can a feature-length movie help promote the reform of our schools?

'Won't Back Down' Film Pushes ALEC Parent Trigger Proposal

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Mary Bottari

As the movie's stars take to the airwaves this week to promote the film, it is unlikely they will discuss the agenda of the film's billionaire backers or the right-wing politicians and for-profit firms who are promoting the parent trigger idea.