Charters are not a comprehensive solution to public education's problems.
Late last year, students at several of the city's high-performing charters staged large-scale protests. Why?
Tennessee's new Achievement District gives control of some public schools over to charter networks, with mixed results.
Since the mayor took office, high-school graduation rates are up. There are more quality schools. Money is distributed more equitably.
Is this good for America?
Scores are rising as teachers track data and look for patterns to improve classroom learning.
Enrollment is declining, and charter schools are the most likely culprit.
A spate of closings is leaving children without local education options.
MIT economist Josh Angrist believes demographics and pedagogical approach both play a role.
A cities-focused look at the outcome of key state and local ballot initiatives.
Promise programs are springing up in Rust Belt cities. But some are working better than others. Here's why.
A former South Bronx teacher recalls how his own idealism kept his class from learning how to write.
With traditional public schools out of session, will parents make the switch?
As a candidate, Obama promised to bring this transformative program to 20 cities around the country. That didn't pan out, but is the president to blame?