The president of California's largest teachers' labor group weighs in on the recent unionization of charters across the state—a shift that runs counter to the history of tension between charters and labor groups.
A recent nationwide review found that at least 16 failing or struggling charter schools in five states have gone private with the help of publicly funded voucher programs.
That’s the conclusion of a growing number of researchers who argue that 30 years of test scores have not measured a decline in public schools, but are rather a metric of the country’s child poverty and the broadening divide of income inequality.
Charter school “authorizers” are charged with making sure schools can be trusted with kids and with public money. The problem is, many lack the tools to do the job.
The University of Chicago's Urban Education Institute runs charter schools and uses innovative practices to provide inner-city children a pathway to college.
The world’s best school systems depend on teacher collaboration, but the concept has not caught on in the U.S. We found schools where teamwork is making a difference.