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Survey Says: Charter Authorizers Have Work to Do on Special Education

May 2 2016

Robin Lake responds to a recent NACSA survey on charter school special education oversight and suggests effective strategies.

Tough Sledding Ahead as NOLA Schools Return to Local Control

Apr 25 2016

Robin Lake and Ashley Jochim discuss the risks and benefits of a proposal to transition New Orleans schools back to local control.

Following the Money in Personalized Learning

Apr 22 2016

Robin Lake on findings from our study of how personalized learning schools allocate their resources.

How to Restore Local Control Without Going Backwards

Mar 3 2016

Paul Hill and Ashley Jochim show how modifying the role of local school boards can allow New Orleans to restore local control while building on academic gains made over the past 10 years.

Vouchers: Time for Thinking, Not Rhetoric

Feb 11 2016

Paul Hill discusses the importance of evidence over ideology in response to a new study on Louisiana's voucher program.

Can Districts Learn to Innovate? Lessons from NYC

Jan 21 2016

Robin Lake revisits the innovative efforts of NYCDOE's iZone, introducing a new paper by Steven Hodas.

How Washington State Can Keep the Door Open to Charter Schooling

Nov 24 2015

Robin Lake encourages Washington state to support charter schooling in this guest blog for Fordham's Flypaper.

How Fordham's Rankings Measure Up

Dec 22 2015

Lake and DeArmond examine Fordham's new study on school choice in light of findings from our recent Measuring Up report, and conclude that choice friendliness is no guarantee of good things happening for kids.

The Tough Realities of School Turnaround in Tennessee

Dec 17 2015

Christine Campbell discusses the challenges with school turnaround in Tennessee in light of a new study.

What’s in a Name? Portfolio, Charter Schools, and the Boy Who Hated Kreplach

Dec 11 2015

Robin Lake urges an open-minded focus on the ingredients that make great schools.

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