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Diverse Charter Schools Spread

LA School Report | November 13, 2012

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They don’t usually get much attention but here and there in LA and elsewhere, parents and teachers frustrated with the existing options are creating their own new, different kind of charter schools that try to balance learning with accountability and mix kids from a wide variety of backgrounds. (In Los Angeles, Citizens of the World and Larchmont are two well-known examples.)  This new article in Education Next written by LA School Report editor Alexander Russo explores the dynamics motivating reformers and progressives here and in other parts of the country to consider new ways of doing things, and the challenges and opportunities of making a diverse charter school a reality.  The appeal — and the difficulties — are both enormous.

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