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IDEA, Harmony among San Antonio’s Race to the Top finalists

As mentioned earlier, this summer the U.S. Department of Education expanded the Race to the Top grant program to accept applications not just from states (Texas declined to apply) but also from districts. Two charter management organizations with campuses in San … Continue reading

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Rocketship applying for DC, but not Washington state (yet)

There are many successful charter schools operating across the country, but relatively few charter networks that are expanding in their region, let alone jumping across the country to open campuses in a different state. San Antonio is fortunate to have … Continue reading

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Getting and keeping great teachers: does merit pay work?

Putting great teachers into more classrooms will help students learn better. But do policies like giving bonuses to highly-rated teachers and firing the worst teachers actually work to attract and keep great teachers? In theory, yes, a little. “Labor Market Behavior … Continue reading

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