Blog Post by: The Century Foundation , on October 29, 2014
Children from low-income households consistently perform better when they attend racially- and socioeconomically-diverse schools. In this piece, guest writer Jonathon Acosta talks about his experiences attending a diverse magnet school.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on October 20, 2014
TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya writes about transnational climate change governance at the Cairo Review of Global Affairs.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on October 16, 2014
Blog Post by: Clio Chang , on October 7, 2014
Reforming conditions at New York City’s Rikers Island prison is a good first step, says TCF policy associate Clio Chang. But what’s really needed is a renewed focus on rehabilitation rather than on punishment.
Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on September 30, 2014
What happens when teachers run a school? One charter school in Brooklyn is finding out. TCF fellow Halley Potter says that the results so far look promising.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 26, 2014
TCF policy associate Neil Bhatiya writes at The Week that climate change should be at the top of the agenda when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the United States to meet with President Obama next week.
Blog Post by: Margaret Mattes , on September 25, 2014
At Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, teachers are trying something that is still pretty rare in the charter school movement—they’re unionizing. TCF education intern Margaret Mattes explains why.
Blog Post by: Jeff Madrick , on September 24, 2014
Scotland’s near-decision to leave the United Kingdom—and Catalonia’s looming election to seceed from the rest of Spain—are a lesson in austerity economics and the power of dissent. TCF senior fellow Jeff Madrick explains.
Blog Post by: Halley Potter , on September 22, 2014
Enrollment is just the first step to creating a socioeconomically and racially integrated school. TCF fellow Halley Potter explains that true integration means making sure each classroom has a healthy mix of race and class.
Blog Post by: Jason Renker , on September 16, 2014
Jason Renker—TCF’s editorial director and the former school board president of the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City—explains why LCCS values teacher voice and shows how that commitment has helped the school make tough decisions together and emerge stronger from the process.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 12, 2014
TCF's Neil Bhatiya examines how the U.S. categorizes climate change as a threat in an article for The Week.
Blog Post by: Jason Renker , on September 12, 2014
At Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, NJ, student diversity is so important that the board moved the entire school to maintain it, TCF editorial director and former LCCS president Jason Renker explains.
Blog Post by: Erin Nelson , on September 9, 2014
Charter schools’ original focus on innovation has given way to a focus on increasing standardized test scores, says TCF blogger Erin Nelson.
Blog Post by: Neil Bhatiya , on September 5, 2014
TCF's Neil Bhatiya takes a look at China's announcement of plans to introduce a nationwide cap-and-trade program in 2016 in an article for The Week.