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How parents in Washington DC navigate school choice: Charter School Expo, mobile app, and more

Last Saturday, the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board held the DC Charter School Expo. For many moms and dads staring down aisle upon aisle of booths — each representing a different school with a different curriculum, a different teaching … Continue reading

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Empower families with knowledge to choose the right school

Parents are highly motivated to find the right schools for their kids, but they need help to find reliable, useful information. The Houston Chronicle proclaims with pride that Houston is a leading city for school choice. But: The problem? Facing all … Continue reading

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New Orleans charter schools on HBO’s “Treme”

The second season of “Treme”, a dramatic HBO series set in post-Katrina New Orleans, came out on disc earlier this year. Among other story lines, season two touches on the rise of charter schools after the hurricane. The show’s story editor notes: … Continue reading

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Praise for charter schools in “The Economist”

A recent article in The Economist praises charter schools’ flexibility: Charter schools have been successful because they offer freedom to shape the school to the pupils, rather than the other way round. Schools can change the length of the school … Continue reading

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