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Texas Senator Files Bill to Narrow Funding Gap for Charter School Students News16 Jan, 2017 Texas State Senator, Donna Campbell, filed Senate Bill 457 to close the systemic funding gap that currently exists between public charter school students and their peers at... Read more
Charter School Sector Stable and Appears Poised for Growth in 2017 News12 Jan, 2017 S&P Global Ratings' rank the outlook for the charter school sector in 2017 as stable. The charter school sector has seen growth over the past year and appears poised to... Read more
D.C.’s Charter School and District Principals Work Together to Solve Problems NewsAlejandra Matos12 Jan, 2017 Principals from the District’s traditional and charter public schools will spend the next 11 months learning how to better manage their schools. These principals are working... Read more
Kentucky Board of Education Looks into Charter Schools NewsMoriah Balingit, Donna St. George, and Perry Stein28 Nov, 2016 With the recent election shifting control of the Kentucky House to Republicans, the Kentucky Board of Education heard hours of testimony from researchers and educators about... Read more
Why Achievement First Wants to Expand Its Charter Schools in Providence NewsDan McGowan22 Nov, 2016 In an interview with Elizabeth Winangun, Achievement First’s Associate Director of External Relations, she explains Achievement First’s plan to grow the capacity of their current... Read more
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
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.
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.