Phoenix Charter Academy's Mission Impossible?

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The month of May opened with the official granting of 16 charters.…

4 lessons from vocational-technical schools

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Over the past couple of weeks, I've shared a number of videos…

Voc-tech schools lowering the dropout rate

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This is the fifth and final leg of my series on the tremendous…

Vocational-technical schools working with business

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The local business community has always been heavily involved…

Choosing to succeed in regional vocational-technical schools

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What sets Massachusetts's education reform efforts apart from…

Whither METCO?

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If METCO closes the achievement gap, and if closing the achievement gap is a top priority, why are we cutting METCO funding?

Vocational-technical schools that work

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A week ago, parents in Boston got their school assignments…

Proven reforms for urban students

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There are no silver bullets. In education, our landmark 1993…

Some thoughts on parochial schools

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March 17th marked St. Patrick’s Day. Today, Glen Johnson…

Man versus Superman

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Movies like Waiting for Superman have done a great public service…

Does the heroic reform model work?

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School Choice Models & Public School Reform from Mike Dean on…

How big of a deal was the 2010 ed reform law?

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Back in January 2010, there was a lot of hoopla around the…

Rhee Out in DC

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Got sad news in the middle of a screening of Waiting for Superman…

Can Big City Superintendents Fix the Schools?

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When Adrian Fenty was elected as the mayor of Washington…

Ho-hum to the Guv on education

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This morning on the Todd and Tom show on WRKO, Joe Battenfield…

Ed Commish "blatantly violated the law"

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Patrick Anderson at the Gloucester Times reports today that Superior…

Day 9 - Tested innovation for failing urban schools

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Countdown to World-Class Schools summarizes 12 actions the incoming…

Day 8: Give Urban Kids Access to a Rich Liberal Arts Curriculum

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Countdown to World-Class Schools summarizes 12 actions the incoming…

Great news on Roxbury Prep Charter School

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Here is a great outcome from the passage of the charter school…

Innovation Smithovation

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We often hear about how charter schools are so innovative. And…

Are Large-Scale School Turnarounds A Myth?

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Tough editorial from the WSJ today, calling the "doubling down"…

Charters and disadvantaged students

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We've had some long discussions with legislators and the media…

Good news on charter performance

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From Marc Kenen of the Mass Charter School Association comes…

Will the Gloucester mess impact the charter cap lift?

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Whether House Education Committee Chair Marty Walz was deflecting…

Charter Watch, August 11

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Thus begins our series of posts on how people are moving the…

Is KIPP really scalable?

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Yesterday on Slate, in her review of Jay Mathews' new book on…

Patrick comes out for school choice!

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Your Excellency, We at Pioneer were feeling as double-crossed…

School choice programs increase 84 percent in 5 years

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No, not here, silly. In the rest of the United States! Do I have…

WaPo on Michelle Rhee and quality teachers

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The keynote for this year's Better Government Competition, which…

Michelle Rhee takes out the knife

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From the Washingtonian.com piece on Michelle Rhee, the chancellor…