You may have caught a recent column on the Wall Street Journal’s Smart Money site, “10 Things Charter Schools Won’t Tell You.” It’s a recurring feature and the
Did you know all high-school diplomas awarded to public school students are not equal in the eyes of the military? Unfortunately, students attending many of our nation’s public charter schools are learning this the hard way.
Rhee just launched Students First, her new outfit that will aim at getting school systems to put kids’ best interests ahead of politics and bureaucracy. I can’t imagine a better illustration of “Students Last” than this Catalyst article.
Generally speaking, bonds are not the most interesting topic. So, it's understandable that charter school bond issues -- which are only a small part of the municipal bond market -- might go under the radar.
At a DC symposium on Wednesday, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan once again called Detroit "arguably the worst" school system in the country, and "Ground Zero" for education reform. The good news is city leaders are finally putting money and muscle into turning the situation around.
This is a historic time for charter schools in California. Despite tough economic times, charter supporters continue to turn their commitment into opportunities for thousands of students and families seeking more options in public education.
Joel Klein is resigning as chancellor of the New York City school system. In eight years as leader of that mammoth organization, Joel Klein showed what decisiveness looks like.
Whatever your thoughts about the mid-term elections, it’s clear we will have many new faces in state capitols, governors’ mansions and at the U.S. Capitol. The vast majority of these newly-elected people were not voted in purely on an education platform.
Yesterday in Scottsdale AZ, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers announced that How State Charter Laws Rank Against The New
Diane Ravitch has finally hit bottom in her bout with OCD (Obsessive Charter Disorder).