In rural parts of the South, school choice has long been linked to private segregation academies opened for white families fleeing desegregation and busing. Mississippi’s first rural charter school challenges that legacy, but threatens the struggling traditional public schools most black children still attend
PART 1 of 2: A new report finds the attrition rate for New Orleans teachers to be twice that of other cities, a number that’s been increasing sharply in the last decade. New training programs aim to stem the flood.
A Washington, D.C., charter school prioritizes students’ emotional development — and finds ways to grade them on it
Bernie Sanders has the right idea: Debt forgiveness and free college for everyone is the only politically feasible way to get relief to the students who desperately need it
Can a locally elected school board bring true accountability to the city’s diffuse network of charter schools, or will the corruption and favoritism that plagued the city’s school board before Katrina return, giving an upper hand to savvy, well-connected parents and communities?
Instead of 'uprooting' students, let's help them to 'bloom where they are planted'
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Using schools as the building blocks, New Orleans leaders cemented residential segregation that persists today according to a new book
STUDENT VOICES: NYC’s schools chief Richard Carranza promised us he’ll keep pushing for racial integration
Richard Carranza says he’ll resist criticism and fight for more integrated schools, including changing the admissions process for specialized high schools: “People are making lots of money on the backs of our students, our immigrant students, our poor families.”
A businessman makes an end run around community opponents to bring a charter school to a struggling small town. Now, he wants to expand to others like it.