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September 26, 2014
York, Penn., desperate to turn around major holes in its budget and major shortfalls in academic achievement, is considering the drastic step of turning every school in the city into a charter school run by one of two for-profit companies. Read more »
September 25, 2014
We’ve all heard the jokes about students taking courses in “basket-weaving.” It’s not so funny when your kid’s school actually forces him to take one. Read more »
September 22, 2014
Negotiations are going well in New Orleans' first collectively bargained teacher contract since Hurricane Katrina, at Benjamin Franklin High School, participants say. Read more »
September 19, 2014
Unions have struggled to gain traction in the fast-growing charter sector. As the number of charter schools has grown nationally, the number of unionized staff members has shrunk according to the most recent data from the Center for Education Reform. Read more »
September 18, 2014
Despite a national decline in the number of charter schools with unionized staffs over the past few years, one high-profile charter chain based in California is not only unionized, it's also expanding into new states. Read more »
September 17, 2014
The state has been shortchanging charter schools through a funding formula that delivers only a portion of the resources received by traditional public schools, according to a lawsuit filed against the state Tuesday. Read more »
September 17, 2014
Parents go to great lengths to meet the special and often demanding needs of children with disabilities. In Diana Diaz-Harrison's case, that meant opening a charter school in Phoenix for her son, who has autism—and for other students like him—when she felt his needs weren't being met in regular district-run schools. Read more »
September 17, 2014
A group of parents in Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., has filed a lawsuit against the state, saying that the state’s formula for funding charter schools illegally shortchanges them compared to public schools. Read more »
September 15, 2014
If 2013 is any indication, then we can expect approximately 56 million children to go "back to school" in an American elementary or secondary school, by early September. Read more »
September 12, 2014
The Center for Education Reform is by no means the only privately funded organization devoted to broadening school choice for parents and their children, but it’s one of the most effective. Read more »