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Teachers Look to Unionize at Another New Orleans Charter School

Originally published in The American Prospect on April 26, 2016.

Earlier this month, teachers at Lusher Charter School, an arts-based K-12 school in New Orleans, went public with their intent to unionize. 984 more words

Reflections on the Edushyster-Cunningham "Conversation" at NPE

On Sunday, April 17, 2016, at the Third Annual Network for Public Education (NPE) Conference, my friend and colleague, Jennifer Berkshire (“Edushyster”), hosted a session with… 1,396 more words

High-stakes Testing

Norfolk Record Office's Earliest Document: A Charter from William II

The earliest document in the Norfolk Record Office is an undated charter from King William Rufus (William II, third son of William the Conqueror) to Herbert de Losinga, Bishop of Thetford in 1090 ( 456 more words

Snapshots From The Archive

Nola.com: Clueless about La. Charter School "Progress"

On April 10, 2016, the nola.com editorial board published a sorry opinion piece entitled, “Legislature Shouldn’t Undermine Charter School Progress in Louisiana.” Their argument for allowing the state to bypass local school boards of A- and B-rated districts in order to close public schools in those districts that have school letter grades of D or F (and even C) is that charters represent “independence and innovation.” 1,512 more words


Charter School Grads Earn More? Read On...

On April 06, 2016, in its “Charters and Choice” section, EdWeek published an article entitled, “Charter School Graduates More Likely to Stay in College, Earn Higher Salaries.” The article concerns  646 more words


Unheard of 3-5 Night Charters Now Available for Group Incentive Travel

Normally, booking full-ship  or partial charters for your group incentive travel requires itineraries of seven nights or more. Now, SeaDream Yacht Club is

Salmon Fry Arrived today

I had a great time in Wellington Ontario today lending a hand and volunteering  my time. Along with several other volunteers that showed up I wanted to thank Mr AL Van Dusen, a local fisherman that has dedicated his time to heading up many projects like this over the years in the hopes to create a more sustainable fishery in Lake Ontario. 34 more words