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Top 10 Charters: The House Selection, pt. 1

Well, my list of the #top10charters has now come to an end, so here and in an upcoming post I’ll list them for posterity, and for those of you not following me on Twitter. 1,098 more words


Charter School Teachers Plan to Strike on May 25th

On May 04, 2017, teachers, their assistants, and paraprofessionals at the Edgewater, Il-based Passages Charter School voted 43-0 to strike. On May 19, 2017, they set the prospective strike date as May 25, 2017, as noted in the… 792 more words


Charter Top Tens: The Sunny South

Those of you who follow me on Twitter (@ralphtorta *winks*) probably already know that, this week, I’ve been listing my Top 10 charters. This has provoked a little response, because, as one might expect, my favourite charters (almost) all come from my research period and area, that is, tenth-century northern France. 1,055 more words


Ed Reformers Are Going to Discuss Their Failures

It seems that the ed reform message is once again shifting.

Years ago, around 2013, I first heard the ed reform message shift in regard to the state-run Recovery School District (RSD) in New Orleans. 1,268 more words

High-stakes Testing

Walton Family Foundation Is Looking for a "Director of People"

The Walton Family Foundation (WFF) has created a new HR (human resources) position: Director of People.

This person is supposed to be trained in HR and have experience in HR “some experience in international HR preferred”), but to go beyond HR and be a “people expert”– whatever that means. 1,885 more words


False Choices for Arizona

Just when I was starting to think highly of the AZ Republic Editorial Board’s judgement, they came out today with: “The focus of this budget was clearly education – from kindergarten through the university level. 1,042 more words


Congress Funds Education Much Better Than I Expected

In the wee hours of May 01, 2017, the House Appropriations Committee released a comprehensive budget bill that details federal funding through September 2018.

The budget was… 659 more words