charter schools http://wrkf.org en Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores http://wrkf.org/post/charter-schools-money-and-test-scores The University of Arkansas <a href="http://www.uaedreform.org/">today released</a> what it calls a "first ever" study exploring the relationship between charter school funding and student achievement. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:38:00 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 29744 at http://wrkf.org Charter Schools, Money And Test Scores High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health http://wrkf.org/post/high-performing-charter-schools-may-improve-students-health Many people are intensely interested in how publicly funded charter schools affect children, and that includes not just their academic achievement but their health.<p>Researchers from UCLA and the Rand Corp. wanted to know whether attending a high-performing charter school reduced the rates of risky health behaviors among low-income minority teenagers.<p>They surveyed 521 ninth through 12th-grade students in Los Angeles who attended charter schools, and 409 students who attended local neighborhood schools. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:43:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 29690 at http://wrkf.org High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health New Orleans Closes Its Last Traditional Schools http://wrkf.org/post/new-orleans-closes-its-last-traditional-schools Last week, the New Orleans school district became the first all-charter district in the country. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Sarah Carr, a reporter who's been following the city's changing schools. Sun, 01 Jun 2014 11:46:00 +0000 editor 27414 at http://wrkf.org Charter School Teacher Fair Highlights Changing Hiring Process http://wrkf.org/post/charter-school-teacher-fair-highlights-changing-hiring-process <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Prospective teachers sit down for interviews at the 8th Annual Charter School Teacher Fair." data-attribution="Credit Mallory Falk" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/photo_%2817%29_1.JPG" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.eastbankcollaborative.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;recently held its 8th Annual Charter School Teacher Fair. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:25:26 +0000 editor 24944 at http://wrkf.org Charter School Teacher Fair Highlights Changing Hiring Process Charter School Model Spreads Across Louisiana http://wrkf.org/post/charter-school-model-spreads-across-louisiana <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/card_280/public/201402/logo_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans will soon become the first city with an all-charter school district, but the education landscape looks much different across the rest of Louisiana. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 15:57:09 +0000 Mallory Falk 22363 at http://wrkf.org Charter School Model Spreads Across Louisiana Akili Academy Illustrates How New Orleans Teachers Have Changed http://wrkf.org/post/akili-academy-illustrates-how-new-orleans-teachers-have-changed <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Just after Hurricane Katrina, the entire teaching staff of The Orleans Parish School Board was fired. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:45:12 +0000 Eve Abrams 21697 at http://wrkf.org Akili Academy Illustrates How New Orleans Teachers Have Changed Homer Plessy Community School Defies Dominant Charter School Model http://wrkf.org/post/homer-plessy-community-school-defies-dominant-charter-school-model <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Proponents of charter schools in New Orleans have a refrain: charters mean more choice, for kids and families. But most of the charter schools in New Orleans are based on a similar educational model — one marked by rigidity and a relentless focus on getting into college.</span><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Some St. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 17:51:10 +0000 Eve Abrams 19206 at http://wrkf.org Homer Plessy Community School Defies Dominant Charter School Model Kids Pay The Price In Fight Over Fixing Philadelphia Schools http://wrkf.org/post/kids-pay-price-fight-over-fixing-philadelphia-schools <em>This is the first in a three-part report on Philadelphia schools in crisis. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:25:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 19089 at http://wrkf.org Kids Pay The Price In Fight Over Fixing Philadelphia Schools In New Orleans And Nationally, A Growing Number Of Charter Schools Aspire To Be 'Diverse By Design' http://wrkf.org/post/new-orleans-and-nationally-growing-number-charter-schools-aspire-be-diverse-design <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Students at Morris Jeff Community School in New Orleans, one of the small, but growing number of charter schools that are trying to be racially and economically diverse." data-attribution="Credit John McCusker / The Advocate" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wwno/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201311/charterphoto1.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wwno/audio/2013/11/CarrDiverseChartersNov4.mp3" class="asset-audio">In New Orleans And Nationally, A Growing Number Of Charter Schools Aspire To Be Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:40:54 +0000 Sarah Carr 18467 at http://wrkf.org In New Orleans And Nationally, A Growing Number Of Charter Schools Aspire To Be 'Diverse By Design' Is Pitbull 'Mr. Education'? Rapper Opens Charter School In Miami http://wrkf.org/post/pitbull-mr-education-rapper-opens-charter-school-miami Rapper Pitbull (Armando Christian Pérez) is the latest in a long list of celebrities lending their star power to the flourishing charter school movement. Alicia Keyes, Denzel Washington, Shakira, Oprah — all support or sponsor charter schools.<p>The <a href="http://www.slammiami.com/" target="_blank">Sports Leadership And Management Academy (SLAM)</a>, Pitbull's new public charter school for students in grades six through 12, opened this fall in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:03:00 +0000 Claudio Sanchez 17505 at http://wrkf.org Is Pitbull 'Mr. Education'? Rapper Opens Charter School In Miami