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March 2, 2015
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a report last year titled “Separating Fact & Fiction: What You Need to Know About Charter Schools,” which takes 21 statements that it calls “myths” about charters and attempts to debunk them, one by one. Now three education researchers have completed a fact-checking analysis of the charter report, coming to some difference conclusions about each myth. Read more »
February 25, 2015
As much as $116 million in public dollars could be funneled to private schools in Indiana this year, the majority of which are affiliated with a religious institution. Read more »
February 25, 2015
Tiffany Leary has her fingers crossed. She recently delivered an 870-page application to the Natrona County Board of Trustees that, if approved, would allow her to create the county's first charter school. Read more »
February 23, 2015
Reactions to the approval this week of five new charter schools, which meant denials for 34 other proposals, drew wide range of public remarks, including a very public chastisement from the Democrat chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The five charter school applications were approved for opening in September 2015. Read more »
February 20, 2015
The National Association of Charter School Authorizers called a new report that grades Michigan's authorizers a "step in the right direction" as the state continues to discuss improving charter authorizing. But critics said the Education Trust-Midwest study was misleading and failed to recognize effective authorizing practices. Read more »
February 17, 2015
Shawnee Jackson struggled to learn math in fourth grade, but her teachers at a D.C. public school wouldn’t give her the one-on-one attention she needed. Read more »
February 17, 2015
Pennsylvania charter schools can be a sore topic for some, and the answer to repairing the public school system for others. Either way, it’s an issue that elicits fervent discussions in school districts across the commonwealth. Read more »
February 12, 2015
The commission overseeing Philadelphia’s public schools will soon have to decide whether to accept an offer of $35 million from the Philadelphia School Partnership, a local philanthropic group. Read more »
February 11, 2015
It is Black History Month, and as people reflect on the struggles and accomplishments of African-Americans over many decades, many agree that “more can be done” to ensure economic opportunity for all Americans. Read more »
February 10, 2015
The Center for Education Reform's President, Kara Kerwin, moderates a panel at the day-long academic forum on School Choice initiatives, "Choosing Excellence", hosted by Senator Tim Scott and the American Federation for Children. Read more »