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Posted Sep. 20, 2016
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The Key to Charter School Success Is Collaboration With District Schools

The dominant theme of Richard Whitmire’s book The Founders is that the top quintile of public charter school operators are…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Sep. 12, 2016
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The Man Most Responsible for Charter School Growth in New York City

Richard Whitmire’s new book, The Founders, delves into the nation’s top 20 percent of charter operators and analyzes how these…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Aug. 5, 2016
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In Newark, They’re Not So Quick to Knock Zuckerberg’s Gift

On Tuesday, Checker Finn, president emeritus at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and self-described “aging education reformer,” penned an open…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 21, 2016
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Here’s What You Need to Know About the Charter School Cap in Massachusetts

Richard Whitmire in The 74 considers “a relatively simple question that will appear on the Massachusetts ballot in November: Should…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 20, 2016
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A New Day in Newark: Ed Next Takes a Look at the New Supe

In the new edition of EducationNext, Richard Lee Colvin drills down on the last few tumultuous years in Newark, New…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 19, 2016
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I’m Proud Not to Support Trump, But I Wish I Could Be More Proud to Be a Democrat

I found myself flipping back and forth between schadenfreude and disgust at last night’s Republican National Convention circus. Chachi, some…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 7, 2016
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How Students of Color Get Locked Out of Opportunity in This District

Today EdBuild shines a bright light on school funding inequities with the release of its second report in a series…

By Laura Waters

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Posted July 1, 2016
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Can We Really Give a High School a ‘Fair’ Grade If Only 5% of Students Are Ready for College?

Many New York City parents are familiar with the “renewal school” program which, according to the Department of Education, represents…

By Laura Waters

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Posted June 29, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 09:  New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers remarks and answers questions at the Brookings Institution, a non-partisan, public policy think tank, July 9, 2012 in Washington, DC. Christie, whose name has been mentioned among possible GOP vice presidential choices, talked about his self-described "New Jersey Comback," and a fiscal record "...including three balanced budgets, a two-percent hard cap on property taxes and landmark pension and health benefits reform."  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Why Gov. Chris Christie’s ‘Fairness Formula’ Is Anything But Fair

When Chris Christie announced his state school aid “Fairness Formula” last week—one that would flat-fund state aid to all students,…

By Laura Waters

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Posted June 20, 2016
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04:  New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio holds a press conference to announce members of his senior leadership team on December 4, 2013 in New York City. The de Blasio administration is due to take office on January 1.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

How Mayor de Blasio Can Regain New York City’s Trust

Early Saturday morning the New York State Legislature passed a bill that falls far short of the mayor’s political and…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Feb. 22, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: My Mom Had to Lie to Get Me Into a Good School. No Parent Should Have to Do That.

In a nation as wealthy as America, no parent should have to lie about their address to get their child into a high-quality school. Sadly, I have heard this same tale from many, many other Black families.…

By Nate Bowling

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Here’s Why I Became an Engineer and How I’m Helping Kids Do It Too

When I was just 9 or 10 years old, I found out that I had a true love and passion for science. Now I want to see that other kids get that chance.…

By Jason Coleman

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Posted Feb. 21, 2017
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#MyBlackHistory: Why I’m Celebrating Every Black Genius From City Blocks to the White House

We will never meet a Black child who is not a genius and there is no secret to how we support them: We first treat them as human and then we then support them with love. …

By David J. Johns

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