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The Wiser daily charter schools news email is tailored for teachers, education professionals, and those with an interest in charter schools. This includes parents of children attending such a school. Charter schools are public schools that receive public funding but operate independently from the a centrally managed education system of a given city, state or region. Because they are public schools they receive public funding. But they are unique because they do not have to follow the same rules as standard public schools. They are held accountable and measured, but they are also permitted extra freedom in things like changing the curriculum. It is a school structure that exists in many countries around the world and was first introduced in the United States as a concept in 1974, although the first school did not open until 1992. They are becoming increasingly popular, however, with new schools opening regularly, bucking the broader trend of school closures and downsizing. In many communities across the country, charter schools have had a significant impact. If this affects you personally or professionally you should sign up for the free daily digest from Wiser. It features the web's most important charter schools news.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, April 25, 2018
 
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Teachers at California’s Largest Virtual Charter School Unionize
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
To Fix Struggling Schools, Ed. Leaders Must Be Bold
Education Week • Marc Holley, Marc Sternberg
Californians oppose arming teachers, Oklahoma teachers start political runs, Pennsylvania baseball bats: What's new in education
Los Angeles Times • Joy Resmovits
Area 45: Charting A Course For Charter Schools
Hoover Institution • Eric Hanushek
Tough love falls out of fashion in America’s schools
The Economist • The Economist
Most Californians are worried about school shooting threats and oppose arming teachers, survey finds
Los Angeles Times • Joy Resmovits
Camden Superintendent Who Led Turnaround Is Stepping Down
The New York Times • Kate Zernike
The NAEP hangover
ChalkBeat • Sarah Darville
State to close New Mexico's largest online charter school
Education Week
The Network for Public Education Action Fund Endorses Tony Thurmond For California State Superintendent
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
 
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Teachers at California’s Largest Virtual Charter School Unionize
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Uh-oh. This wasn’t in the business plan. Teachers at the K12 Inc. virtual charter school in California created a union. They threatened to “logout” if management didn’t recognize them and agree to their demands. Management caved at CAVA. While CTA welccomed the...
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Charter Schools, Education
To Fix Struggling Schools, Ed. Leaders Must Be Bold
Education WeekMarc Holley, Marc Sternberg
Partnerships between traditional public schools and charters yield success for students For more than three decades, the Walton Family Foundation, where we work, has supported the creation and growth of thousands of schools to seed educational innovation. To date, the overwhelming majority...
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Charter Schools, Education
Californians oppose arming teachers, Oklahoma teachers start political runs, Pennsylvania baseball bats: What's new in education
Los Angeles TimesJoy Resmovits
In and around Los Angeles: Most Californians are worried that a school shooting like the one that occurred in Parkland, Fla., in February could shed blood closer to home, a new survey found. Some 73% percent of adults and 82% of public...
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Charter Schools, Education
Area 45: Charting A Course For Charter Schools
Hoover InstitutionEric Hanushek
A quarter of a century since the nation’s first charter school opened in Minnesota, a new administration in Washington speaks of “school choice.” Eric Hanushek, the ’s Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, and Macke Raymond, a Hoover distinguished research fellow and...
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Charter Schools, Education Policy
Tough love falls out of fashion in America’s schools
The EconomistThe Economist
WHEN the gunshots sounded outside Houston Elementary School, Rembert Seaward and Darryl Webster, the principal and the school social worker, scrambled to the ground and ducked for cover. But one young pupil remained standing and then started to laugh—“It’s nothing but some...
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Charter Schools, Education
Most Californians are worried about school shooting threats and oppose arming teachers, survey finds
Los Angeles TimesJoy Resmovits
Most Californians are worried that a school shooting like the one that occurred in Parkland, Fla. in February could shed blood closer to home, a new survey found. Seventy-three percent of adults and 82% of public school parents said they were very...
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Charter Schools, Colleges & Universities
Camden Superintendent Who Led Turnaround Is Stepping Down
The New York TimesKate Zernike
CAMDEN, N.J. — The state takeover of this troubled city’s school district gambled on a big question: After years of experiments with more money and charter schools, could anything improve education in Camden? Five years in, Camden’s answer seems to be yes....
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Charter Schools, Education
The NAEP hangover
ChalkBeatSarah Darville
Welcome to Chalkbeat’s national newsletter! We’re Matt Barnum and Sarah Darville, Chalkbeat’s national team. Our goal is to help you make sense of the messy, fascinating, often controversial efforts to improve education for poor students across the country. Did someone forward? You...
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Charter Schools, Education
State to close New Mexico's largest online charter school
Education Week
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The Network for Public Education Action Fund Endorses Tony Thurmond For California State Superintendent
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
The Network for Public Education Action Fund is pleased to endorse Tony Thurmond for the post of State Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of California. As an organization, we are committed to the improvement and preservation of public education. We...
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