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Charter Schools Revisited: The Washington Supreme Court Throws a Curve Ball

Summary: In a major blow to the belated arrival of charter schools in Washington State, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled that charter schools in the state cannot receive public funds dedicated to “common schools” because they are not governed … Continue reading

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School Reform: Yes, There Is Some Good News!

Summary: School reform is a long and often discouraging slog. This is a pause to celebrate the many hopeful events and trends that together refresh for the next round. It is time to celebrate positives in the many headed effort … Continue reading

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Charter Schools and the Selling of Short Term Teachers

  Summary:  How is it that young charter teachers achieve results comparable to their more experienced traditional public school brethren, and why do so many in both camps leave teaching so prematurely? Whether or not any charter iteration creates a … Continue reading

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School Reform and Bureaucracy: The Washington State Charter Battle

Summary: A lawsuit challenging Washington’s new charter school law on constitutional grounds may be embarrassingly in the end a defense of a dysfunctional status quo. I believe in teachers. Not the Type A’s that reformers would like to attract from … Continue reading

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Charter Schools: A Closer Look at the Stanford CREDO Study — Part B

Summary: Last post I began a dive into the details of an inquiry by The Stanford Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO) into charter school progress in the United States. This post continues the same swim with more of … Continue reading

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Charter Schools: A Closer Look at the Stanford CREDO Study (Part A)

Summary: The details of the Stanford CREDO study on Charter Schools flesh out the more widely reported summative findings. The Stanford CREDO study (Center for Research on Educational Outcomes) cited over my last couple of posts proves to be the … Continue reading

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Charter Schools and Politics: Vote Yes on Washington State’s Initiative 1240

Summary: Arguments surround Washington’s proposed charter schools; in balance it is time for passage of I-1240. November 6, 2012 is Election Day. Or, these days, the last day to vote. On the ballot in the state of Washington is Initiative … Continue reading

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