As Teacher Strikes Grow in California, Red State Educators Are Seeing a Backlash
Red for Ed teachers face retribution in Arizona, even as strikes grow next door.
A Rural Oklahoma Charter School's Focus on the Workforce Is Dividing Its Community
A savvy businessman outmaneuvered community opponents to bring a charter school to a struggling small town. Now he wants to expand to others like it.
Why Can't Charter Schools and Teachers' Unions Be Friends?
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.
As Voucher Programs Proliferate Nationally, Failing Charter Schools Have Begun to Privatize
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.
What If Education Reform Got It All Wrong in the First Place?
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.
Inside the Wild World of Charter School Regulation
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.
Chicago Charter Schools Aim to Lift Urban Education
The University of Chicago's Urban Education Institute runs charter schools and uses innovative practices to provide inner-city children a pathway to college.
Teacher Collaboration Gives Schools Better Results
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.