KEMP FORUM ON EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY A Partnership of The Center for Education Reform, The Jack Kemp Foundation and Opportunity Lives Convenes at UNC, Chapel Hill May 5, 2016 Governor, state and national policymakers, education and business leaders to lead discussion WASHINGTON, D.C. — On May 5, 2016, the Jack Kemp Foundation, The Center for Education Reform, the nation’s […]
In 1991, at a time when many yearned for transformation in education, states responded with an innovation of the traditional public school model – charter schools.
John Hood Salisbury Post April 13, 2016 When I first advocated the idea of parental choice in elementary and secondary education, it was considered by many to be a radical notion. It shouldn’t have been. For decades, American students and their families have been free to choose among public and private colleges. For decades, families […]
North Carolina's achievement district is a real-time solution to give the state's worst schools a shot at finally giving their students a great education. We must learn from the lessons of the past 50 years and give bold new opportunities like the Achievement District a chance. Our kids can't wait.
To better meet the needs of unique students, Denver Public Schools is expanding choice and offering school leaders increased autonomy. In a new article for Education Next, David Osborne, director of the project on Reinventing America’s Schools at the Progressive Policy Institute, finds that Denver’s strategy has produced impressive gains in student achievement. In the […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2016 CONTACT: Josiane Martinez email@example.com 857-‐222-‐0800 Eileen O’Connor firstname.lastname@example.org 617-‐806-‐6999 More Than 80 Latino Leaders – Joined by Governor Charlie Baker – Call on State Legislature to Lift the Cap on Public Charter Schools EAST BOSTON – More than 80 Latino leaders from across Massachusetts gathered today at Excel Academy […]
DeKalb School District approved as strategic-waiver system
6 May 2016
Being a strategic-waiver system means the district could obtain waivers from certain state laws, rules and guidelines, but would be held accountable by the state for increased student performance. That type of governance contract with the...
Detroit Charters Face All of the Obstacles of Detroit Public Schools – And Overcome Them
6 May 2016
In recent months, Detroit Public Schools has been rife with turmoil: districtwide teacher sickouts, sensational pictures of widespread deplorable building conditions, an employee kickback scandal, reports of misappropriated federal funds,...