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April 26, 2018
These New York City neighborhoods have relatively few charter schools, according to a new report
The report, from a school choice advocacy group, says the analysis is meant to help policy makers, charter operators, and parents alike.
unions in charters
September 25, 2017
When charter schools unionize, students learn more, study finds
a new study of California schools finds that, far from harming student achievement, unionization of charter schools actually boosts test scores.
August 4, 2017
No Child Left Behind is dead. But have states learned from it?
Are states really changing course from No Child Left Behind? Are they learning from what many viewed as the problematic aspects of the law ESSA replaced?
drawing the line
June 6, 2017
In Ohio, suburban school districts close themselves off from city students, study finds
A new study suggests that DeVos was right that suburban schools want to keep kids from the city out, at least in Ohio.
May 2, 2017
Before voucher legislation comes back in 2018, Tennessee lawmakers want a plan to determine whether vouchers work
Lawmakers who backed a proposal for a Memphis pilot program hope to clear up questions about what kind of tests students who accept vouchers should take.
April 21, 2017
Chancellor Betty Rosa hits back on criticism that New York is abandoning education reform
New York State Chancellor Betty Rosa hit back against criticism of New York's education policies with her own piece for the Fordham Institute.
November 29, 2016
New York City’s charter school leaders are not rallying behind school choice advocate Betsy DeVos. Here’s why.
Betsy DeVos is a school choice advocate, but not for the type of choice that exists in cities like New York.
August 31, 2016
Tennessee should ramp up focus on gifted students in accountability system, report says
For a state that’s done a lot to support low-achieving students, Tennessee scores low on accountability for its gifted ones, says a new national report.
the long view
July 13, 2016
Why this year’s failed TNReady test leaves Tennessee with challenges for years to come
The decision to cancel standardized testing this year will impact the state's accountability system for at least three years.
The big lift
April 19, 2016
Tennessee has an upward mobility problem. Can schools help?
State education leaders brainstorm about entrenched inequality — and schools’ role in reversing it.
July 7, 2015
More states look to Tennessee’s Achievement School District as a school turnaround model
Across the nation, more lawmakers look to Tennessee's pioneering district as a model to improve struggling schools in their own states, even as the ASD's impact in Tennessee remains murky.
July 21, 2014
Recruiting principals gets tougher as expectations for schools grow
Principals have harder jobs today, as more state oversight and a tougher school rating system have put them at the center of higher expectations. School…
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