- The Power of an Impassioned Principal
Principal Sharon Clark stepped into her football team’s weight room with a fearless stride. Boys in muscle shirts scattered about, the pungent bouquet of teen sweat clinging to the walls—this place signified male sanctuary like no >
Nov 17, 9:41 AM:
- Palm Beach County’s charter school standoff is getting personal
Charter parents in Palm Beach, FL plead with district to allow popular charter to expand into high school grades. District denied proposal for lacking innovation. Story notes irony in board member comments after vote about >
Nov 9, 6:57 AM:
- D.C. families need a voucher choice (CER in the news)
Missing from the Oct. 9 Metro article “8 on council seek end to private school vouchers” were the voices of families and students who have benefited from the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship, a life-changing path to a better education >
Oct 12, 8:20 AM:
- Kara Kerwin: Standing up for charter schools
Too few of our modern-day state leaders appreciate the absolute role they must play in bringing about substantive change in America’s schools. Even with more than half of states electing reform-minded governors who have either >
Aug 11, 8:50 AM:
- Teacher Shortages Spur a Nationwide Hiring Scramble
Just a few years after the recession caused widespread layoffs for teachers, school districts now find themselves with numerous job vacancies and few qualified candidates to choose from.
Aug 10, 8:45 AM:
- Homeschooling in the City
Today, as many as 2 million—or 2.5 percent—of the nation’s 77 million school-age children are educated at home, and increasing numbers of them live in cities.
Aug 10, 8:42 AM:
- 10 things to know about private school vouchers
Wisconsin's private school voucher program likely is here to stay in the Green Bay area and throughout the state.
Aug 3, 6:01 AM:
- All-boys charter school makes big academic gains
NY charter makes huge strides in boys' educations outcomes using tech-based instruction. Provides details on students' successes, school details, and background information.
Jul 21, 7:46 AM:
- Fort Smith Charter School Plans Pitched To Public
AR charter school proposal announced to public. Includes information on partnerships with university and estimates on enrollment.
Jul 10, 6:53 AM:
- Judge tosses legal challenge of Florida vouchers
FL judge dismisses voucher case, says groups challenging law cannot prove they are harmed by program. State teacher union says their claim that vouchers are unconstitutional still valid, considering next steps. Other voucher >
May 19, 4:28 AM:
- Sens. Alexander, Murray propose bipartisan measure to replace NCLB
Bipartisan proposal to reauthorize No Child Left Behind released by Senate Education Committee. Bill gives latitude to states and districts over how to spend federal funds for teacher evaluations and low-performing schools, >
Apr 8, 8:39 AM:
- School choice controversy ebbs as more families use it
Look at how the national school choice movement pushing FL districts to improve options for students. Story discusses rocky relationship between charters and districts, provides personal stories of families benefiting from >
Jan 26, 7:34 AM:
- Rick Scott Inches Past Charlie Crist to Re-Election in Florida (CER in the news)
Gov Scott defeats Charlie Crist in race for FL’s highest office. Story looks at education funding issues that dominated debate, highlights vital role of teacher unions in Crist campaign. Commentary from CER on Crist’s anti-choice >
Nov 5, 8:47 AM:
- Public charter school offers online sessions
ME will host an information session for its first full-time, tuition-free virtual public charter school for students in 7-12. Purely informative piece that provides ample background and details for those interested.
Jul 21, 8:37 AM:
- New Alachua County Charter School Has Nontraditional Schedule
New K-5 charter in Gainesville, FL serves up fresh approach to school schedule with longer day, extended year. Extra time pleases parents, school has wait list for most grades. Official says revamped calendar gives kids >
Jul 15, 5:42 AM:
- In Mississippi schools, access to technology lacking, uneven
MS technology access gap contributing to low-graduation rates will resolve by making high-speed Internet readily available. Provides in-depth look using ample data and case study of online-learning model implemented by school. >
Jul 14, 7:15 AM:
- 11 area districts join new virtual school
Second virtual school opens in MA to target students who don't thrive in traditional public schools. Provides detailed information on school's background, implementation and supplies means for parents to get connected. >
Jul 10, 7:38 AM:
- Vouchers take $3 billion out of public schools, Nan Rich says
Fact check on recent statement made by FL gubernatorial candidate that voucher taking $3 billion away from public schools. Article concludes allegation false, explains how business tax credit structure works. Writer points out >
Jun 30, 6:53 AM:
- First year may chart the course for Baxter Academy
OR charter meets community's high expectations and growth is projected. Testimonies provide glimpse of everyday classroom dynamics and balanced picture of the ups and downs charter schools endure.
Jun 30, 5:54 AM: