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February 8, 2019
In Newark, Cory Booker’s most enduring legacy may be city’s spreading charter schools
Charter schools spread rapidly across Newark during Cory Booker's time as mayor. Now, that may complicate his bid to become president.
September 25, 2018
She was principal at a struggling Denver charter. Now she teaches at the school that replaced it.
Cesar Chavez Academy and Rocky Mountain Prep worked together to try to make the transition smooth.
The Right Resources
July 3, 2018
‘We didn’t have options’: A new Staten Island charter school aims to fill a gap for students with dyslexia
The elementary school was approved by the Board of Regents in June, and it’s set to be the first charter school in the state — and among only a few public schools nationwide — devoted to educating children with dyslexia and other language-based learning disabilities.
Charter school backed by Chicago hip-hop artist Common gets second chance
An arts charter school backed by Chicago hip-hop artist Common will get a second chance to launch, the latest chapter in a lengthy…
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June 19, 2018
A few Colorado charter schools won ‘the lottery’ in this year’s round of school construction grants
The BEST grant program uses state land proceeds and marijuana tax revenue to pay for school construction projects.
March 23, 2018
Hopson asks state to let struggling Memphis school remain with local district
The superintendent submits a list of reasons why the state should hold off on its intervention plan at American Way Middle School.
March 9, 2018
School safety, funding, segregation, and more: Here are 7 issues Carranza will face in New York City
When Carranza takes the reins from Fariña, he will oversee a system that is five times larger than Houston's and arguably the country’s most complex.
'I need fresh food'
January 26, 2018
Memphis elementary school students take a stand against grocery store closing
The Kroger store's closure will worsen a "food desert" in South Memphis.
October 3, 2017
As 50th anniversary of MLK’s assassination nears, Memphis students reenact a famous scene from 1968
Students learn about civil rights history through powerful black-and-white images taken by one of the city’s most famous photographers.
August 15, 2017
Tennessee cuts ribbon on its first charter school under State Board of Education
The opening of Green Dot's Bluff City High School marks a major shift in how the charter sector can grow in the state.
How I Teach
July 14, 2017
Why this Memphis Spanish teacher loves to teach about the evolution of the piñata
Kylie Cucalon is known as Señorita Cucalon to her students at Caldwell-Guthrie Elementary, a charter school operated by Memphis Scholars.
March 15, 2017
Nashville high school students stage walkout to protest Trump’s visit
About 100 students at a Nashville charter school organize a walkout less than two miles from the hall where the president is scheduled to speak later in the day.
December 19, 2016
Success Academy audit turns up ‘irregularities,’ New York City comptroller says
The New York City comptroller on Monday released an audit that raises “serious concerns” about the operations of Success Academy.
September 30, 2016
Beginning with Children, charter school pioneer, rededicates old building
Beginning with Children 2 will be housed at 11 Bartlett Street, an old Pfizer headquarters building where the foundation opened its eponymous first school.
behind the scenes
August 25, 2016
Here are the movers behind Memphis’ newly approved Crosstown High School
Billed as a new kind of public high school, the planned midtown school is the vision of a grassroots nonprofit organization led by a board of directors.
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