Kara Kerwin, president of The Center for Education Reform (CER), issued the following statement in light of the release of “On the Road To Better Accountability: An Analysis of State Charter School Policies” from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) today:
With two gubernatorial election results pending, more than half (57 percent) of governors and governors-elect in the United States and the mayor of Washington, D.C. hold encouraging views or have proven track records on promoting charter schools, school choice and teacher quality measures, according to an Education50 Election Day analysis from The Center for Education Reform.
by Ingrid Jacques The Detroit News October 24, 2014 Michigan charter schools are feeling a little picked on lately. Since July, these public schools which educate about 10 percent of the state’s students have received nearly 100 percent of the criticism coming from Democratic lawmakers and other education leaders. In recent months, Democrats have introduced […]
By the time I was in the fourth grade, I had been held back twice, disliked school, and honestly believed I’d end up a high-school dropout. Instead, three months ago, I earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida in interdisciplinary social science with a minor in juvenile justice.
The 40,000 students on charter school waiting lists in Philadelphia have high hopes as the School Reform Commission starts to review new applications for the first time in seven years.
by Erin James and Nikelle Snader York Dispatch October 9, 2014 York City teachers and school officials are digesting the surprise alternative to complete charter conversion announced by the district’s state-appointed financial recovery officer Wednesday. The concept is interesting, said Carol Hill-Evans, a member of the Community Education Council and president of the York City […]
Parents fail to stop Gwinnett Schools redistricting plan
19 December 2014
Thursday night, angry parents tried to stop the Gwinnett County School Board from adopting new attendance zones that would force their kids into different schools....
Four charter schools selected to lease former D.C. Public School buildings
19 December 2014
Four charter school operators have been selected to lease space in two surplus D.C. public school buildings, according to an announcement this week by Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith....