Articles: Charter Schools

Donor Comes with Controversy

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offers struggling districts a pot of gold—but with strings attached.

Penn. Charter Demands Fair Funding

The Chester Community (Penn.) Charter School announced that it has filed suit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania seeking $3.8 million in overdue funding.

District-Charter Collaborations on the Rise

Historic tensions are softening, allowing cooperation to take root, so long as funding doesn't become a distraction.

"Hybrid" Schools Model Gets $1 Million Boost

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has awarded $1 million to Rocketship Education, a small nonprofit elementary charter school operator based in San Jose, Calif.

Black Children Still Left Behind

Educators seek new strategies to address persistent achievement gaps and discrimination against African-American students.

Voucher Programs Losing Steam in School Choice Debate

Tuition voucher program support has been withering under the Obama administration as it phases out the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program.

The Hype Behind Charter Schools

Do we know enough about charter schools to justify a significant expansion in this educational model?

English Language Learner Charter Schools

A rise in the Hispanic population in the United States has brought more charter schools focusing just on ELLs—some with great success

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