The Answer Sheet: Charters


Posted at 05:38 PM ET, 04/07/2014

Chicago charters do no better than traditional public schools, new study finds

The results are especially interesting in light of the big push Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made to increase the number of charters.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:38 PM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charters

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014

Netflix’s Reed Hastings has a big idea: Kill elected school boards

There seems to be no end to the expertise that America’s billionaires possess and are happy to share with the rest of us about public education.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charters

Posted at 04:00 AM ET, 03/13/2014

The link between charter school expansion and increasing segregation

What a review of the relevant research reveals.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:00 AM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 02/26/2014

Chicago charter schools expel many more kids than district schools — new data

The difference is enormous.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:41 PM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:12 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Education Dept. spells out five charter school priorities

The Education Department’s Federal Register notice is revealing.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:12 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Q & A: School superintendents speak out on key issues

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charters, etc., Superintendents, Teachers, Testing

Posted at 04:56 AM ET, 07/03/2013

Arne Duncan praises, slaps charter schools

Text of Duncan's speech at charter school convention in Washington.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:56 AM ET, 07/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charter Schools, Talks About D.C. Charters

Posted at 05:02 AM ET, 05/18/2013

Are school vouchers losing steam?

Vouchers have been at the center of the school choice movement for many reformers, but they may be in trouble.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:02 AM ET, 05/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Charters Taking Precedent, School choice, Vouchers

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 11/26/2012

Pennsylvania slapped by U.S. Ed Department over charter schools

While Pennsylvania considers adding eight more cyber charter schools to its roster of 16, it learns that the Department of Education has slapped down its plan to evaluate brick and mortar charters by a method that is easier than for traditional schools. Confused? Read on.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:38 AM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  8 More Cyber Charters?, Charter Schools, Cyber Charter Schools, New Cyber Charters Considered

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2010

Are charter schools really innovative?

A key school reform is driven by an assumption that charter schools are wellsprings of new ideas. Unfortunately, with rare exceptions, that’s not the case, writes educator Marion Brady.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/22/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charter schools, Charter schools, Charter schools | Tags:  charter networks, charter school movement, charter schools, charters and innovative, expanding charters, marion brady, school reform

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2010

Straight talk about charter schools

A hearing held in New York City this week about sounded more like a brawl than the information-gathering session it was intended to be. Read some of the testimony given by education historian Diane Ravitch, which was received by charter advocates as heresy.

By Valerie Strauss  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Charter schools | Tags:  Death and Life of the Great American School System, Diane Ravitch, Ravitch and book, bill perkins and charters, charter schools, charter schools and hearing, new york city charter schools