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April 1, 2014
In recent remarks, Robert Cane, executive director of Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS), issued a powerful warning to the charter school movement in the District of Columbia. Cane spoke of the momentous progress that has been made over the years in making charter schools promising educational options for DC students, but also of […] Read more »
March 26, 2014
Choice is something that we often take for granted until it is taken away. On some days, the biggest choices we make are what we’re making for lunch or whether we’re going to the gym, on other days, we make choices that can influence the rest of our lives. Parents’ choices not only influence their […] Read more »
March 24, 2014
The term “March Madness’ often evokes thoughts of Cinderella storied basketball teams that beat the odds to make a successful run at glory, along with shining moments that completely change the dynamic felt by all the players involved. But these principles can easily be applied to the developments of New Hope Academy in York, PA, […] Read more »
March 10, 2014
The College Board has once again made changes to the SAT, reducing writing and vocabulary expectations that negatively affect the exam’s rigor. The latest installment in the over two decade-long struggle to implement what always appear to be well-intentioned modifications, is nothing short of the SAT’s battle to avoid obscurity. This is just another instance […] Read more »
March 10, 2014
A Renaissance man is defined as someone who has expertise in a number of different subject areas and uses that knowledge in order to problem-solve. The faculty and teachers at the Washington Latin School are molding the next generation of Renaissance men; but since this is the 21st century and more than just men can […] Read more »
March 5, 2014
Starting when I was a teenager, I’ve always loved working with kids. I worked at a local summer camp for many years, volunteered at a charter school in DC and last summer, I was an advisor for students at a private school preparatory program called REACH Prep based in Stamford, Connecticut. Now in my junior […] Read more »
February 28, 2014
After talking with Michael Berg, a founding board member of the Columbia County School for the Arts (CCSFTA) in Evans, GA, we were excited to learn about the creative mission of this aspiring charter school. Poised to be the first charter in its county, Berg and his colleagues aim to provide an arts-based curriculum for […] Read more »
February 13, 2014
There are articles everyday like the one I read today in Pennsylvania’s The Morning Call.  Some district official is interviewed, claiming that traditional public school enrollment has dropped significantly due to students leaving to attend open enrollment charter schools. The official then talks about how rough the district’s financial situation is, and lays the blame […] Read more »
February 11, 2014
If teacher union administrators ever designed a government lesson, it’s plausible to think it would look drastically different from what actually goes on in the classroom. In fact, the lesson plan would take all of one day, replacing government structure and elections with one simple rule that applies to Democrats: Don’t cross Randi Weingarten by […] Read more »
February 10, 2014
The old adage dictates that events in life come in threes. As the irreplaceable Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency points out, there are three separate ballot initiatives in California for which the state level Teachers Association is shelling out $3 million. Not surprisingly, two out of three of these ballot initiatives have absolutely […] Read more »