Education

Inside a Teacher-Led Charter School

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on September 30, 2014

What happens when teachers run a school? One charter school in Brooklyn is finding out. TCF fellow Halley Potter says that the results so far look promising.

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Foreign Policy

Modi, Obama, and U.S.–Indian Cooperation on Climate Change

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 26, 2014

TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya writes at The Week that climate change should be at the top of the agenda when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the United States to meet with President Obama next week.

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Education

Teachers Unionize at New Orleans Charter School

Blog Post by: Margaret Mattes , on September 25, 2014

At Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, teachers are trying something that is still pretty rare in the charter school movement—they’re unionizing. TCF education intern Margaret Mattes explains why.

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Rediscovering Government

Democracy and Good Economics in the Secessionist Movement

Blog Post by: Jeff Madrick , on September 24, 2014

Scotland’s near-decision to leave the United Kingdom—and Catalonia’s looming election to seceed from the rest of Spain—are a lesson in austerity economics and the power of dissent. TCF senior fellow Jeff Madrick explains.

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Education

Integrated Schools, Integrated Classrooms

Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on September 22, 2014

Enrollment is just the first step to creating a socioeconomically and racially integrated school. TCF fellow Halley Potter explains that true integration means making sure each classroom has a healthy mix of race and class.

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Education

A Charter School Board President on Building Trust through Teacher Voice

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.

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Foreign Policy

Paul v. Clinton, and How We Think of Climate Change as a Threat

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

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Education

Maintaining Diversity at Learning Community Charter School

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.

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Education

The Return to Innovation

Blog Post by: Erin Nelson , on September 9, 2014

Charter schools’ original focus on innovation has given way to a focus on increasing standardized test scores, says TCF blogger Erin Nelson

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Foreign Policy

China’s Green Leap?

Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 5, 2014

TCF's Neil Bhatiya takes a look at China's announcement of plans to introduce a nationwide cap-and-trade program in 2016 in an article for The Week.

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