Financing a Hurdle in Charters’ Hunt for Space, Says Report

By Arianna Prothero From Education Week September 23, 2014 Federal, state, and private financing for charter school facilities is not keeping up with demand for the publicly funded but largely independent schools, says a report released this month by a nonprofit group. Facilities have been a perennial issue for the nation’s growing charter sector. Federal more »

Baltimore’s Teacher-Pay Experiment Gains Foothold

By Stephen Sawchuk From Education Week August 27, 2014 Rhea Espedido has made a habit of going above and beyond in her Baltimore school, devising a reading-intervention program to decrease special education referrals, for instance. But this school year is the first time she’ll be rewarded for it. When students return to Liberty Elementary, she’ll more »

Charter Schools Helping Tribes Revive Fading Native Languages

By Lesli A. Maxwell From Education Week September 9, 2014 Preserving indigenous languages and repairing decades of cultural loss is critical to most, if not all, of the nation’s tribal communities, and charter schools seem to be playing a notable role in that endeavor. A small number of charter schools have been founded over the more »