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Are Virtual Schools a Good Idea?

April 11, 2011

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In yet another move to try to fix education on the cheap rather than to invest in what we know works, a number of Texas Legislators are pushing various forms of virtual schools. In fact, a virtual high school has been proposed that would allow students to transfer from traditional public schools to the Virtual […]

Charter School Student Attrition: The Case Of Harmony Middle Schools

April 9, 2011

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This short post is a teaser about a charter school study I am currently working on that examines student disappearance rates, ability levels of students entering charter schools, and the ability level of students leaving charter schools. This teaser post focuses on Harmony Schools in Texas run by the Cosmos Foundation. Recent attention has been […]