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June 27, 2013
Legislation is making its way through the NC General Assembly that would, despite good intentions, set North Carolina’s already battered charter school movement back significantly. Read more »
June 25, 2013
It's time for Maine legislators to produce a system that will foster the most amount of opportunity for students. Read more »
June 18, 2013
The fact that local districts can block innovation is one reason why Maryland's charter law has been ranked as one of the worst in the nation. Read more »
June 18, 2013
The message is painfully clear to the opponents of expanding educational options: Educational choice is not a partisan issue because the education of a child is not a partisan issue. Read more »
June 6, 2013
Why is famed Governor Chris Christie turning a blind eye toward Chris Cerf's decision to overturn the Department's previous decision to permit two virtual charter schools to open? Read more »
June 5, 2013
New Jerseyans have sadly never had an opportunity to witness the benefit of a truly statewide charter school environment that helps children succeed, all schools improve and educators thrive. Unlike most other states, New Jersey law rests all authority to approve and vet charter school applications with the state Commissioner of Education. Read more »
May 30, 2013
Let’s find ways to offer more options that address local needs, rather than invite a top-down response to an issue that has more to do with our lack of rigor generally in schools than a lack of workforce related skills being taught. Read more »
May 10, 2013
Julie Collier, Executive Director of Parents Advocate League, shares her story of why she fights so hard for change in education during teacher appreciation week: Dear Ms. M., As our family takes time during Teacher Appreciation Week to celebrate the teachers that have blessed our children, we are reminded how truly important the profession of […] Read more »
May 7, 2013
Newswire: Tuesday May 7, 2013 SPECIAL EDITION WHY NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS WEEK IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE by Jeanne Allen “People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.” –Oliver Goldsmith (‘In other words, self-reflection is essential but seeing others exhibit characteristics or actions that are worth learning from is […] Read more »
April 24, 2013
A fantastic opinion piece by education reform pioneer T. Willard Fair appeared on Tallahassee.com on April 19, 2013: There has long been a troubling attitude in our society about low-income parents. Put bluntly, it goes like this: Poor people make poor parents. Of course, folks in proper circles usually don’t come right out and say […] Read more »