Blog Post by: Jason Renker , on September 16, 2014
Jason Renker—TCF’s editorial director and the former school board president of the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City—explains why LCCS values teacher voice and shows how that commitment has helped the school make tough decisions together and emerge stronger from the process.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 12, 2014
TCF's Neil Bhatiya examines how the U.S. categorizes climate change as a threat in an article for The Week.
Blog Post by: Jason Renker , on September 12, 2014
At Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, NJ, student diversity is so important that the board moved the entire school to maintain it, TCF editorial director and former LCCS president Jason Renker explains.
Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on September 4, 2014
On average, charter schools turn over 24 percent of their teachers each year. But at Soulsville Charter School in Memphis, TN, teachers stick around. Soulsville math teachers Jon and Teresa Alfuth explain that the key to Soulsville’s retention is giving teachers a voice in the school.
Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on September 3, 2014
It’s become commonplace to hear complaints about missing fathers, but as TCF policy associate Clio Chang points out, many of these so-called “missing fathers” are actually in prison. Better-funded alternatives—especially for non-violent offenders—could put more fathers at home and keep more children out of poverty.
Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on September 2, 2014
Teach for America's recent push to increase the diversity of its incoming teachers is good news. And TCF fellow Halley Potter suggests that there are some signs that the organization may take a leading role in promoting student diversity as well.
Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on August 28, 2014
One of the keys to building quality charter schools: finding ways to tap into teachers’ expertise by giving them a voice in school governance. Guest writer Talmadge Nardi, a charter school teacher in Massachusetts, has the full story.
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