Members of the Movement: Katharine McPhee

In 2006, Katharine McPhee used her voice to launch a successful music and acting career, and today she is raising her voice to help others. buildOn is thrilled to have Katharine serving as a buildOn Ambassador. buildOn Ambassadors are members of the entertainment industry who are lending their voices as leaders in our movement to help break the ...

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Janresseger: Major New Report Shows that Charters Are Too Often Parasites Weakening Host School Districts

Janresseger: Major New Report Shows that Charters Are Too Often Parasites Weakening Host School Districts On Wednesday, The Economic Policy Institute published a comprehensive report by Rutgers economist Bruce Baker, Exploring the Consequences of Charter School Expansion in U.S. Cities.  Reviewing Baker’s report for The American ...

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Old Legal Wine in New Remedial Bottles – by Joshua Dunn

Forty-three years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that there is no federal right to education. Today, plaintiffs in two cases are asking federal courts to overturn that decision. In San Antonio v. Rodriguez (1973), plaintiffs had argued that disparities in spending among Texas school districts violated the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth ...

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In the News: Many State Report Cards Leave Parents in the Dark About School Achievement – by Education Next

A new study by the Data Quality Campaign reviews school report cards issued by each state, “noting how difficult the report cards were to find, whether they included some information required by state and federal law, and how easy it would be for a parent or other layperson to understand.” As Sarah Sparks explains Under both NCLB and ...

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