Suburban schools: Public education frontier

While some might argue suburbs have been lucky to avoid battles over education policy, teacher strikes and state interventions, many suburbs are economically distressed and not well equipped to handle new challenges associated with disadvantaged students. A Center on Reinventing Public Education report cites data from the Highline and Kent districts to suggest how suburban leaders can address rapid population changes.

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Time to move forward on charter schools

It is time to stop wasting time, energy and money mounting fights to oppose charter schools that serve some of our state’s most at-risk students, says Robin Lake in an opinion piece for The Seattle Times. Lake is director of the Center on Reinventing Public Education and is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington Bothell.

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