As more American students attend charter schools, educators are gleaning important lessons for addressing lingering challenges, said experts at a June 10 Institute Forum. Speakers were Chester E. Finn Jr. of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Stanford University, and Douglas Lemov of Uncommon Schools.
A Public Policy Forum —June 10, 2009
The next round of education reform — including establishment of new national standards — will be driven by the states, with New York among those leading the way, State Education Commissioner Richard P. Mills told educators, legislators and researchers at this Institute event. He predicted that the $4.4 billion in federal stimulus money intended to reward states that have taken the lead in pursuing federal reform priorities will be won by consortia rather than individual states. Mills' talk also covered a range of other current education topics, including standards, outcomes, financing, technology and more.
A Public Policy Forum —May 4, 2009
The current status and future prospects for the nation’s charter schools were the topics of this public policy forum. Presenting the latest facts and findings was Jonas S. Chartock, executive director of the State University of New York’s Charter Schools Institute. SUNY is the state’s largest charter school authorizer, with 63 charter schools approved for operation to date.
A Public Policy Forum —March 11, 2009
Speaker — Thomas W. Carroll, President, Foundation for Education Reform & Accountability, and Founder and Chairman, Brighter Choice Charter Schools. Respondents: Sandra Vergari, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, University at Albany; and Allison Armour-Garb, Director, Education Studies, Rockefeller Institute of Government
A Public Policy Forum – February 2008
Speakers — Judy Doesschate, Albany City Schools Board of Education, and William Lake, Vice President for School Fiscal Accountability, Charter Schools Institute, State University of New York
A Public Policy Forum – March 2007
The effect of the hurricanes and of the recovery process on public school districts in several communities across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
By Karen Rowley, April 2007