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Charter schools aren’t measuring up to their promises.

Ambitious goals were not uncommon in New Orleans charter schools, but rarely achieved.

By Katy Reckdahl
The Hechinger Report

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The Broken Promise of Higher Education

Americans believe self-interested leaders have put their needs ahead of students, leading to a college-completion crisis.

By Anne-Marie Slaughter
The Atlantic

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DeVos praises this voucher-like program. Here’s what it means for school reform.

Florida has channeled billions of taxpayer dollars into scholarships for poor children to attend private schools over the past 15 years, using tax credits to build a laboratory for school choice that the Trump administration holds up as a model for the nation.

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Will school choice energize or endanger public education?

The Trump administration’s push for school choice is unlikely to have a big effect on California, where hundreds of charter schools are already flourishing, according to local educators. The greater risk, they say, is that possible changes in federal funding could hurt the state’s most vulnerable students.

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Under DeVos, Here's How School Choice Might Work

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About the Report

The Building Better Narratives in Black Education report is designed to provide tangible approaches to shift the narrative concerning Black educational reform in order to better engage communities around K-12 education and drive substantive policy changes for Black students.To do this, we build on the experiences of an array of Black voices on K-12 education. We hope individuals will be able to:

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(Source: Chicago Defender | Arionne Nettles | September 16, 2016) — The Chicago Urban League is hosting a water collection drive for Flint, Michigan residents thanks to one of its mentoring students.

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(Source: Omaha World-Herald) COUNCIL BLUFFS — The Mid-America Center on Tuesday hosted the 2016 Striving for Success African-American Male Summit.

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Florida teen helps weed Clifton Park farm as part of National Urban League youth summit

Jamario Cantrell knelt under the blazing sun Saturday, carefully wrapping his fingers around tall weeds that had popped up alongside young asparagus plants at the Real Food Farm in Baltimore.
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This summer the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle will be bringing back Summer University, thanks to new funding from Google. The program enhances the Urban League’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) curriculum and supports high school students with additional barriers to graduation.

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