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Nina Rees

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July Newsletter

July 16, 2014 | by Nina Rees |

I had a fantastic time at the National Charter Schools Conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. It’s so energizing to be with the people who are on the ground every day working in America’s charter schools. We can never say thank you enough to the teachers and school leaders who show up before sunrise and head home after sunset, and who take time away from their own families so that they...

Learning the Facts of Financial Life

July 14, 2014 | by Nina Rees |

(Originally published in U.S. News & World Report)

Diverse Schools Bring Many Benefits

July 07, 2014 | by Nina Rees |

(Originally published by U.S. News & World Report)

Graduating Against the Odds

June 23, 2014 | by Nina Rees |

(Originally published in U.S. News & World Report)

Education Is A Primary Issue

June 10, 2014 | by Nina Rees |

(Originally published by U.S. News & World Report)

'Brown' at 60: Time to Fulfill the Promise

May 19, 2014 | by Nina Rees |

(Originally published by U.S. News & World Report)

Separating Common Core Fact From Fiction

April 21, 2014 | by Nina Rees |

(Originally published by U.S. News & World Report)

March Update

March 20, 2014 | by Nina Rees |

I just wrapped up two days in New York City at a series of meetings with journalists and others to talk about the role of charter schools in American education. It’s an interesting time to be in New York, in light of the significant media attention and political backlash that Mayor Bill de Blasio has received after his decision a few weeks ago to revoke three charter school co-locations,...

Monthly Update

February 14, 2014 | by Nina Rees |

President's Day is just around the corner; so it's a fitting time to reflect on how important presidents have been for charter schools. The federal Charter Schools Program was authorized as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 1994, with the support of President Clinton. It was expanded under President George W. Bush; and has grown even more under President Barack Obama. It's a...

Charter Schools Lead the Way on STEM

November 18, 2013 | by Nina Rees |

As originally posted on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog for Education and Workforce

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