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Posted Dec. 18, 2015

District-Charter Collaboration Breaks Down Walls in Rhode Island

Far away from the political noise that is never too far away from education policy, three Rhode Island schools—both district and charter—are working together tirelessly…

By Elsa Duré

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Posted Oct. 8, 2015

Inter-District Charters: One Way to Integrate Our Schools

Clara Allen of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute writes about the rare but potentially hopeful use of inter-district charter schools as a tool for regional school integration. Allen cites the report in which The Century Foundation's Halley Potter argues that charter schools have an important role to play, "by using their flexibility, funding, and political viability" to solve various integration problems. Two examples of successful and…

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Everyone Is Entitled to an Opinion on Charter Schools But Parents Deserve the Final Say

Over the last year we’ve seen the NAACP come out forcefully against charter schools. We’ve seen the Trump administration support choice in ways that have…

By Lane Wright

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Posted Aug. 15, 2017

Every Book You Teach Is a Political Choice. Make It a Step Towards Social Justice.

At NNSTOY’s (National Network of State Teachers of the Year) conference last July, civil rights educator Sharif El-Mekki delivered a moving presentation that ended with…

By Topher Kandik

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Posted Aug. 14, 2017

Sure, You Hate Trump, But Can You Tell Your Students That?

Is it OK to hate the president? Yes. Is it OK to hate the president from the front of the classroom? That’s harder. As teachers…

By Tom Rademacher

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