What Should it Take to Become a Teacher?


By Michael Dannenberg The New Jersey Department of Education is considering widely loosening teacher certification requirements at select charter schools. Our view is if it makes sense to experiment anywhere with a loosening of...

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DFER’s Senate Confirmation Hearing Questions for Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos speaks at a Trump rally in Michigan on Dec. 9. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)

Originally posted on dfer.org  From DFER President Shavar Jeffries:  [caption id="attachment_3960" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Betsy DeVos speaks at a Trump rally in Michigan on Dec. 9. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press)[/caption]   On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate...

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ERNed Media: 2016 Year in Review


As we approach the end of 2016, here's another look back at some of our year's most popular content. Here is your top 12 reading list for December and the holiday break. Happy holidays...

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A College Promise from Birth


By Mary Nguyen Barry What if you knew your child could go to college from the moment your baby is born? That after 18 years, the financial and educational investments that you and your child...

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REPORT RELEASE: A Democratic Guide to Public Charter Schools


By Charles Barone and Marianne Lombardo Today we’re issuing an issue brief we’ve called “A Democratic Guide to Public Charter Schools.” This issue brief offers a reminder that throughout their history, public charter schools have had strong...

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