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L.A. school board to consider revised motion against rapid charter expansion

Los Angeles school board member Scott Schmerelson, who recently urged his colleagues to oppose a massive charter school expansion plan, has revised a proposal to make it more general — opposing market-driven education reforms.<p>Schmerelson's amended version has moved away from asking<p>the boardto vote …

How A San Diego Charter School Beat The Odds

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Juan Williams: Hillary betrays charter schools

My 5-year-old grandson goes to a big city charter school. But Eli and his classmates do not belong to a union. They do not give money to politicians. …

Education

Boston Charters Post Huge Test Gains, But Discipline Debate Could Hinder Expansion

Boston parent Rosa Dixon has tried to get her daughter into a charter school four different times and four different times she has lost the lottery. …

An advocacy group says Boston mayor wants to close 36 schools

An advocacy group claimed Monday that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told them privately he wants to close 36 public schools as part of his 10-year master …

In Denver, Charters and District Team Up on Special Education

—Nathan W. Armes for Education Week<p>The go-to narrative on the relationship between districts and charter schools is generally one of mistrust and …

Hillary Clinton May Not Like It, But Charter Schools Continue To Grow

More children attend charter schools in Los Angeles – 151,310 – than in any other district in the country. Post-Katrina New Orleans remains the district with the highest percentage – 93% – of students in charter schools. And the number of charter school students in New York City has quadrupled …

Education

Indianapolis has solidified itself as one of the top U.S. charter school cities

An explosion of new charter schools in the last few years has turned Indianapolis into one the nation’s top cities for charter schools, a new study …

K12 Inc. Releases New Reports on Improving Instruction and Teacher Effectiveness

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new reports were released today on how K12 Inc. is implementing new programs to boost …

Board of Ed votes to close 3 charter schools, one sues

Within a month of notifying four charter schools they were in danger of closing, the Chicago Board of Education unanimously voted Wednesday to shut …

Unions Eye L.A. Charter Schools

Efforts to organize teachers in the country’s largest system could have nationwide repercussions<p>As teachers unions ramp up efforts to organize the fast-growing charter school movement, one of the biggest and most contentious fights is taking place at a chain of schools in Los Angeles.<p>In March, 70 …

Education

Opinion: Weingarten’s Dishonest Charter Attack, and the Politics of Exploiting Violence Against Minority Kids

Randi Weingarten disapproves of charter schools. We all know that. But even those familiar with her disdain for reform were shocked last week by her …

Broad official defends charter schools following leak of expansion plan

Charter schools have been wrongly accused of not serving all students and a proposal to greatly expand the number of them in Los Angeles would not result in financial catastrophe for the nation's second-largest<p>school system, according to a top official with the group spearheading the plan.<p>The …

Charter school expansion could reshape L.A. Unified, officials say

A massive expansion of charter schools could change the fate of Los Angeles families who have suffered from inferior schools for generations, according to a top official from the Broad Foundation, which is spearheading the proposal.<p>In the first public discussion involving the foundation's efforts, …

Charter School Enrollment on the Rise

Arianna Prothero at EdWeek’s “Charters and Choice” blog highlighted some of the findings from a recent National Alliance for Public Charter Schools …

Charters are much more than district R&D | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

When Hillary Clinton recently told an audience that the purpose of charter schooling is to “learn what works and then apply (it) in the public …

Virtual Charter School Study an Insult to Parents and Students Benefitting from School Choice

<i>Study ignores parents; bases results on high-stakes testing</i><p><b>WASHINGTON</b> – Today, PublicSchoolOptions.org responded to a newly released study about an …

Education

Survey Says: Black Voters Support School Choice

Jason BedrickThe Black Alliance for Education Options released the results of a new survey of black voters in four states on education policy. The …

Education

Jeb Bush praises Scott Walker, school choice in Waukesha

Bush was in Wisconsin ahead of Tuesday’s GOP presidential debate at the Milwaukee Theatre. He appeared alongside Walker, who dropped out of the race …

Presidential Debate

Tucker: In Attacking Charters, Hillary Clinton Reverses Course on School Choice — and Turns Her Back on Many Black Supporters

Consistency, it turns out, can be inconvenient on the campaign trail.<p>It’s hardly shocking news, then, that Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton has …

FACT CHECK: Hillary’s claims on charter schools don’t hold for Colorado

By Joshua Sharf | Watchdog Arena<p>While the rest of the country was watching the Kentucky governor’s election and the battle for the Virginia state …

Hillary changes tune on charter schools, shifts hard left to attract Sanders' supporters

Democratic presidential candidate <b>Hillary Clinton</b> has shifted further left, apparently to pander to <b>Bernie Sanders’</b> voters, as she launched an attack …

Hillary: Charters don’t serve ‘hardest-to

“Most charter schools . . . don’t take the hardest-to-teach kids, or, if they do, they don’t keep them,” charged Hillary Clinton in a town hall …

It's time to stop the whining about charter schools

Whining about charter schools won't make them go away. Yet<p>Los Angeles Unifiedboard member Scott Schmerelson is proposing the equivalent of that with a resolution that comes before the board Tuesday taking a symbolic position against a plan to roughly double the number of charter schools in the …

Proposal would offer one-stop enrollment for Boston’s district, charter schools

Boston officials plan to unveil a proposal Thursday for a unified system that would streamline the sometimes cumbersome school enrollment process, …

Save Washington State Public Charter Schools

<i>By Thomas Franta and Nina Rees</i><p>On Friday at 4 p.m., right before the long weekend, we received some shocking news. The Washington State Supreme Court ruled that the charter school law in the state is unconstitutional. In other words, the Court has turned its back on the tens of thousands of students …

Education

Opinion — Forgotten In the Charter School Debate: Educator Freedom Is at the Core of Classroom Innovation

When charter schools first hit the public agenda back in the 1990s, they were viewed as a way to not only give parents and students more choices, but …