Charter Schools

Calculating Success: Understanding Data in Chicago’s Charter Schools

Charter schools have become a dominant fixture in the city of Chicago and across the United States. Nationwide, enrollment in...

“A” For Attendance: Do Certain Types of Absences Affect Students Differently?

Students who miss school intermittently suffer more than students who miss school due to mass disruptions like snow days, suggesting there are more negative effects from poor attendance than just missed instructional time.

Focus on Finance: A Changing of the Guard in Boston

Meredith Weenick discusses managing rising benefit obligations during a transition in leadership.

Power Plays: What’s Ahead for US Energy

The former Chairman and CEO of Chicago-based Excelon, John W. Rowe discusses the future of energy production, pricing, and policy.

Stand and Deliver: A Historical Perspective on Chicago’s Teachers Union Strike

Understanding Chicago's teacher union strike and its impact from a historical context.

A Less Adversarial Model for Charter Schools

Can't we all just get along? Charter schools offer strategies for closing the achievement gap that public schools can use.

Pulling the Purse Strings: Choice and Competition in Public Schools

Urban school districts spend to compete.