Denver Special Ed. Gap Not Driven by ‘Counseling Out,’ Says Study

By Arianna Prothero From Education Week June 20, 2014 Charter schools in Denver have fewer students with learning disabilities than their traditional counterparts, but a new study finds that the gap in enrollment is not fueled by charters turning away students or counseling them out of their schools. The study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education more »

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National Alliance of Charter School Authorizers Releases Yearly Authorizing Report

The National Alliance of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) released their newest report today, The State of Charter School Authorizing, 2013. The report summarizes the results of NACSA’s yearly authorizer survey and analyzes the current authorizing efforts against their standard of 12 essential practices. This year half of all charter school authorizers completed the 93-item survey more »

Report Explores How More Time for School Can Boost Teacher Quality

From Education Week By Samantha Stainburn May 14, 2014 A new report looks at how expanded school schedules can be used to boost teacher effectiveness by creating more time for educators to plan with colleagues, analyze student data, and develop new skills. The report from the National Center on Time & Learning, a Boston-based research and more »