Charter Schools Are Reinventing Local Control in Education NewsChester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, and Brandon L. Wright5 Sep, 2016 America’s devotion to local control of schools is dying, but it is also being reborn as a new faith in charter schools. These independently operated public schools—nearly 7,000... Read more
A New School Year Begins with Changes, Innovations, New Facilities NewsMoriah Balingit, Donna St. George, and Perry Stein4 Sep, 2016 As tens of millions of students return to the nation’s schools for the 2016-2017 academic year, here is The Washington Post’s annual look at what changes to expect in selected... Read more
Gaps Found to Shrink Between Rich and Poor Students NewsSarah D. Sparks30 Aug, 2016 For decades, as wealthy parents invested more and more time and money on enrichment for their young children, students in poverty fell further and further behind. New research,... Read more
School Culture, State Education Agency, Charter School Management Organizations, At-Risk Students, Policy Maker
Why Collaboration Can Be Harder Than Herding Cats NewsAlex Medler24 Aug, 2016 Check out this blog post by NCSRC Senior Director Alex Medler on the difficulties of collaborating in the charter space.
Considering Discipline as a Student Outcome Could Change the Debate NewsAlex Medler24 Aug, 2016 Check out this blog post by NCSRC Senior Director Alex Medler on considering discipline as a student outcome.
What Role Should Authorizers Play in Overseeing and Holding Charter Schools Accountable for School Discipline Policies and Practices? NewsNACSA21 Aug, 2016 School discipline and charter schools continues to be a “hot topic” in education reform, receiving continuous national and local media attention. In order to begin understanding... Read more
A New Nashville School Is Integrating its Students, Eliminating Suspensions — and Acing the State Tests NewsNaomi Nix21 Aug, 2016 Check out this article on how a Nashvile charter school is able to build a diverse student body while eliminating suspensions and acing the state tests.
Stop Blaming Black and Brown Kids and Learn From Schools That Get Discipline Right NewsKarega Rausch, Ph.D.9 Aug, 2016 There is not a one-size-fits-all approach that works for all schools. Dr. Rausch argues however that it is important for public and charter schools to be committed to turning the... Read more
How Charter School Leaders Improved Their Approaches to Discipline NewsMukta Pandit and Alex Medler9 Aug, 2016 This article discusses how charter school leaders have improved their approaches to discipline.
Positive Models and Practices, State Education Agency, Charter School Management Organizations, Educators, Charter School Family and Community, Discipline
All Public Schools Have a Suspension Problem. And It Hurts Students of Color and Students with Disabilities NewsLauren Morando Rhim18 Jul, 2016 Lauren Rhim argues that all public schools have a suspension problem and that it is important to hold both traditional and charter public schools accountable for examining their... Read more