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The City Fund’s next steps: These 7 cities are the focus of the biggest new education player
A new group that’s raised millions has begun spending that money in seven cities — and its staff may be planning to try to influence elections, too.
November 14, 2018
A quietly edited report and dueling blog posts reveal a divide over the ‘portfolio model’
A report on school choice released last month offered this in a list of strategies for improving schools: “a portfolio approach.” Today, that reference is gone.
October 2, 2018
Mayor de Blasio almost proposed a universal enrollment system for district and charter schools, emails show
Early in de Blasio’s administration, emails show, the idea was initially met with approval from other senior officials.
the portfolio push
August 21, 2018
40 cities in 10 years: Leaked presentation offers more details on new group’s goals to spread charter (and charter-like) schools
The City Fund wants to reach 5 percent of low-income students in the U.S. within five years, according to a presentation obtained by Chalkbeat.
the portfolio push
Updated August 21, 2018
With big names and $200 million, a new group is forming to push for the ‘portfolio model’
Several big names in education reform are teaming up.
future of schools
July 3, 2018
The Oakland school board is pushing for more coordination with charter schools, but faces fierce backlash
In Oakland school board members just told their superintendent to get to work on a plan to coordinate among all of the publicly funded schools in the city.
April 26, 2018
After two years at helm, CEO of Memphis Education Fund is leaving
Marcus Robinson is resigning from Memphis’ most prominent education philanthropic fund for a new job in his hometown of St. Louis.
April 6, 2018
Here’s who’s running for Memphis school board in August
Fifteen people are vying for four seats on the Memphis school board. The election is Aug. 2.
March 28, 2018
Can top charters truly ‘replicate’? In Boston, yes — elsewhere, it’s not so clear
A new study finds that Boston charters maintained their high performance as they rapidly grew — perhaps because they closely emulated their original schools’ practices.
March 9, 2018
Big education funders were in Memphis this week. Here’s what they talked about.
Here are three big takeaways from this week's Bluff City forum sponsored by the national Philanthropy Roundtable.
January 18, 2018
Hopson weighs charters as school turnaround tool for Shelby County Schools
The Memphis superintendent's comments hint at a potentially significant shift for a district that has battled openly with the charter sector over students.
December 19, 2017
A former superintendent wonders: What’s missing from the discussion about the portfolio model?
I know from experience that we need to focus on the substance of what goes on in schools, not just the formal structures in which those schools operate.
December 8, 2017
Advocates of the portfolio model for improving schools say it works. Are they right?
As with many education policies, the portfolio model is gaining adherents even while an research base is still being built.
December 7, 2017
In Kansas City, national push for portfolio model gives way to local group with similar message, different methods
In 2013 a plan to reshape Kansas City’s schools was run out of town. Four years later a group with a similar policy agenda and two of same key funders is making inroads.
inside the playbook
December 6, 2017
A ‘portfolio’ of schools? How a nationwide effort to disrupt urban school districts is gaining traction
From Atlanta to Cincinnati to Oakland, a loosely connected network of nonprofit groups is working to reshape the way their school districts function.
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