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These hybrid schools are blowing up the public education model

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Visit Discovery

Visit Discovery

Students achieve through an unconventional approach at Discovery, one of Newark’s oldest charters.

Go Inside KIPP

Go Inside KIPP

Newark’s RISE Academy is part of KIPP, the country’s largest network of charter schools.

Find a Newark Charter School

Find a Newark Charter School

There are presently 18 charter schools in Newark, N.J. The KIPP-affiliated TEAM network of charter schools and the Uncommon Schools-affiliated North Star network of charter schools currently dominate the city’s charter school landscape.
View Newark’s Charter Schools in a larger map

A How-To on Managing the Message

Before I came to Columbia J-School and to News21, I worked in public relations for international corporate and political clients. So I was interested to see how some schools in the charter school movement use corporate and political image management strategies to sell, promote, and protect their brands in the new public education [...]

Replay of Live Coverage of Joel Klein’s Keynote Address

Replay of Live Coverage of Joel Klein’s Keynote Address

<a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php?option=com_mobile&#038;task=viewaltcast&#038;altcast_code=693cde992f” mce_href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php?option=com_mobile&amp;task=viewaltcast&amp;altcast_code=693cde992f” >Live Coverage of National Charter Schools Conference</a>

Democracy Prep wants to be in Rhode Island

Democracy Prep wants to be in Rhode Island

After Arne Duncan finished his portion of the keynote address for the opening of the National Charter School Conference he took a few questions from some of the participants. One of the questions was from Seth Andrew, head of Democracy Prep in Harlem.
News21 covered the admissions lottery at Democracy Prep this past spring.
Seth’s buddy, [...]

First Impressions: RISE

First Impressions: RISE

I confess, before I started the News21 fellowship I had never written an education story, or entered a school as a reporter. The only story remotely close to education I’ve covered was the Police Athletic League’s push this past year to give 16-year-old teenagers elected to New York’s community boards a qualifying vote. And I [...]