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Top-Ranked Virginia High School Slapped With Civil Rights Complaint

Getting into Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is like winning the lottery, Suzanne Rheault, CEO of the test-prep company Aristotle Circle, told U.S. News in April, calling the No. 2 ranked Best High School the "MIT of high schools."

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Opinion: High-Performing Charter Schools Can Close the Opportunity Gap

For the fourth time in 16 years, Washington state is considering passing a law that would allow charter schools to serve students.

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Diane Ravitch Takes Down Gates Foundation Role in U.S. Education

If you don’t know who Diane Ravitch is, you should. Be assured that the die-hard advocates of privatized approaches to education reform know this brilliant New York University education professor. 

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Segregation Fear Sinks Charter School in Nashville

Nashville school officials have rejected a proposal to open a charter school in a middle-class part of the city, highlighting a broader national battle over efforts by operators of such publicly financed, privately run schools to expand into more affluent areas.

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Deborah Kenny: Why Charter Schools Work

Twenty years ago, the country's first charter school opened in Minnesota. This is a momentous anniversary not just for the two million families who now send their children to public charter schools, but for all Americans.

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Charter Schools Still Enroll Fewer Disabled Students

Charter schools in most states continue to enroll proportionately fewer students with disabilities than traditional public schools, a new government report shows.

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Paul Vallas for Sale

A veteran superintendent who has led turnaround efforts in four large U.S. districts has started a new venture that he expects will broaden his reach.

The Vallas Group, headed by Paul Vallas, former head of the Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans Recovery districts and currently interim superintendent of the Bridgeport (Conn.) Public Schools, is partnering with Dallas-based Cambium Learning Group to bring his school improvement model to more schools in the nation. With experience on projects in Haiti and Chile, Vallas may even bring the model to other countries as well.

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