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The New York Times

Kate Taylor

11 January 2018

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Several charter school networks have found that a strict and structured approach to instruction, while it may be improving test scores, is not resulting in the anticipated increase in timely college completion rates f...

The Hechinger Report

Emrys Eller

28 November 2017

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

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Since opening its doors in 2006, the Native American Community Academy has built up a school led by native leaders and centered around curricula informed by tribal cultures in New Mexico. The charter school has had re...

KCPT

Tammy Worth

12 September 2017

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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With support from Kansas City Public Schools, a group has built an innovative new charter school that incorporates family services and social services into the fabric of the school. Kansas City Neighborhood Academy fo...

KCPT

Tammy Worth

31 July 2017

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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A group of Kansas City parents were frustrated with the local public and charter school offerings and sent out an RFP seeking potential partners and funders for a new type of school. The group ultimately decided to wo...

NPR

Eve Troeh

Mallory Falk

30 May 2017

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Primary and secondary school students in New Orleans are disproportionately affected by trauma compared to their peers in the rest of the country - 40% live below the poverty line and 20% have witnessed homicide first...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

30 December 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Part 5 of the "Equity or Bust: Are Ontario's Public Schools a Model for Pennsylvania" Series: Ontario is widely lauded for its education system, thanks to more rigorous teacher preparation, universal pre-K, and a deep...

How Do We Fix It?

Richard Davies

Jim Meigs

20 July 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Young people are graduating from high schools and not ready for college level work. Liz Willen describes different initiatives around the United States that have provided solutions for improving secondary education. S...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

14 June 2016

Liberia

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In Liberia, a failing educational infrastructure is finding potential solutions through charter school partnerships. Through Partnership Schools for Liberia, these new schools present a unique model for increasing pos...

The Huffington Post

Jackie Mader

18 April 2016

Clinton, Mississippi, United States

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The district of Clinton, Mississippi creates grade-based schools to desegregate. Now, the schools are closing the achievement gap with their equal distribution of resources.

Daily Beast

Peter Slattery

28 March 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Broome Street Academy uses a data-driven, mentoring, and community schooling approach to get over 80 percent of its student population, half of whom are homeless, into college. Broome distances itself from the typical...

Bright Magazine

Rob Waters

10 March 2016

San Francisco, California, United States

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Five Keys Charter School, established in 2003, works in various California prisons to provide education and job training to inmates. Since its founding, Five Keys has awarded 684 high school diplomas to inmates in cus...

Yes! Magazine

Abigail Savitch-Lew

25 January 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Last year, New York City began turning schools in poor neighborhoods into community schools—combining rigorous instruction and extracurricular enrichment with a broad social support system.

The Boston Globe

Jeremy C. Fox

25 January 2016

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The one-stop shopping for public, magnet, charter and innovations schools has proved popular in Coloroda but generated controversy in Massachusetts.

The 74

Richard Whitmire

12 January 2016

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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Impressive PARCC scores for Newark charters beg the question—did city choose wrong strategy? The charter schools were able to bring in students' parents and fill holes in students' knowledge by starting with the basic...

The Seattle Times

Ben Stocking

19 October 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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In the U.S., the practice of tracked classes or special programs have exacerbated racial separation in schools. Leschi Elementary, in Seattle, made changes to their curriculum to draw white families to a traditionally...

American University Radio (WAMU)

Kavitha Cardoza

21 September 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Across the globe, there are nearly 60 million students studying in Catholic institutions. In the United States, however, those numbers have been falling in recent years, forcing schools to come up with new ways to col...

Politico

Eliza Shapiro

20 July 2015

New York, New York, United States

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The private Catholic schools in East Harlem and the South Bronx experienced the plummeting of enrollment, funds lacking for upgrading facilities and technology, while still charging high tuition. Now these six Catholi...

Politico

Debra Bruno

16 July 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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The ecosystem of D.C. charter schools that has evolved over the last two decades represents a cornucopia of creative and nontraditional approaches to education, in addition to fairly traditional college-prep schools, ...

Bright Magazine

Matt Candler

27 June 2015

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The United States spends more than any other large, industrialized nation on education. The education system is slowly being reformed through tester groups in charter schools, but it takes a lot of time and money to d...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

23 June 2015

Redmond, Oregon, United States

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When students take ownership over their own learning, they are more likely to be successful, the executive director of Redmond Proficiency Academy in Oregon, believes. He has used this philosphy to develop a charter s...

The Atlantic

Sara Neufeld

27 April 2015

New York, New York, United States

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With arts funding on the cutting board across the country, students can lack motivation to go to school and the creative resources for critical thinking skills. In Brooklyn, Ascend Learning is an inner-city network of...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

16 March 2015

Fresno, California, United States

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Located in downtown Fresno, Kepler Neighborhood School is raising the city's next generation of informed citizens. Through a service learning model, students regularly engage with local businesses and leaders and comp...

PennLive

Daniel Simmons-Ritchie

12 January 2015

York, Pennsylvania, United States

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York schools are considering changing public schools into charter schools, following the example of New Orleans and Michigan, in order to help their crumbling school system. The privatization of these schools can help...

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

11 October 2014

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Tapestry graduates 93 percent of its students on time, and 80 percent of graduates go on to college in the fall. Its success derives from its autonomy as a charter school and from its idea of forming "crews" of studen...

The Buffalo News

Mary B. Pasciak

6 October 2014

Buffalo, New York, United States

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The Charter School for Applied Technologies has the highest graduation rate in Erie County, despite its predominantly poor, minority student makeup, in large part simply by instilling high expectations.

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