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OPINION: How top charter schools became an ‘afterthought’ in one state

The Hechinger Report

Massachussets public charter schools are the best in the country by measures that include dramatically outperforming the districts from which their students come. A 2013 Stanford University study found that Boston charters were doing more to narrow achievement gaps than any other group of public schools in the country.

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Despite mediocre records, for-profit online charter schools are selling parents on staying virtual

The Hechinger Report

It’s a virtual charter school, the tuition paid with taxpayer dollars, run by the for-profit charter management company ACCEL Schools. The school’s website promised a “rigorous education experience” delivered by highly qualified teachers. Advocates want to move toward funding virtual schools based on performance.

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Coronavirus Chronicles 020 – Arrow Academy Charter Schools

Dangerously Irrelevant

Thank you, Jim Christensen, for sharing how the Arrow Academy Charter Schools in Texas have been adapting to our new challenges and opportunities. I invite you to join me for the Coronavirus Chronicles , a series of 10-minute check-ins with educators all over. Episode 020 is below.

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Using Artificial Intelligence in Teacher Professional Development (Charter School Superstars)

Edthena

On this episode of the Charter Schools Superstars podcast , Edthena founder and CEO Adam Geller broke down what AI can do and what’s science fiction. AI Coach by Edthena is using artificial intelligence to address one of teachers’ and school leaders’ greatest needs: quality teacher professional development.

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Charter school leaders should talk more about racism

The Hechinger Report

Charter schools can do more with less” is a common refrain of school choice advocates, who criticize traditional public schools for wasting money. The promise of greater efficiency has been an attractive argument for charters as states struggle to keep up with ever rising educational expenses.

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OPINION: How do we ensure that charter schools don’t exacerbate segregation?

The Hechinger Report

It’s almost as if we’ve returned to the days of “separate but equal” — wherein political leaders find it easier to advocate for increased funding to some schools, predominantly low-income and minority schools, rather than call for all schools to have integrated student bodies. help to end school segregation?

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Lessons from Boston: “no excuses” charter schools kept boosting student test scores after expansion

The Hechinger Report

Scaling Up Boston’s Charter School Sector,” Sarah Cohodes, Elizabeth Setren, and Christopher R. Research sometimes shows that charter schools are better at raising student achievement than traditional public schools. But many charter schools get about the same results and sometimes charter schools do worse.