Charter Schools

1/27/2014

1/27/2014

Parents of students at Bay City Academy, a charter school with three locations on the city's East Side, say they are upset and perplexed following the unexpected departure this week of the school's principal and superintendent.

1/27/2014

Five charter schools in Broward County ended last school year in "deteriorating financial condition," spending more money than they took in, district auditors said Thursday.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013

Controversial legislation recently introduced by a Milwaukee lawmaker would allow new charter schools to open across the state without the blessing of local school districts. If it passes, the proposal by Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) would dramatically change the system for chartering schools in Wisconsin.

10/9/2013

Many charter school parents and teachers are upset over some proposals by Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio, which include ending the practice of allowing charter schools to share space in buildings with traditional public schools.

10/9/2013

The state Department of Education has released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile, with information on each individual public school, including charter, cyber-charter, and vocational-technical schools.

10/7/2013

10/7/2013

Charter schools offered free space in city educational facilities are actually a bargain for New York taxpayers, a new study shows.

10/2/2013

10/2/2013

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams approved an Arizona-based charter school's application to operate a network of five charter schools in San Antonio. Carpe Diem Schools, which has campuses in Yuma, Ariz., and in the Midwest, wants to establish five San Antonio locations, each accommodating about 300 students in grades six through 12.

10/2/2013

NewSchools Venture Fund’s Boston Charter School Replication Fund announced its investment of $1.6 million in three charter management organizations. These ventures will improve the quality of education to underserved K12 students.

10/2/2013

They compete for students, space and funds. But there’s hope that Florida’s charter schools and traditional public schools can move past the friction that defines their coexistence and collaborate to better benefit students.

9/30/2013

9/30/2013

Of 12 charter school groups that interviewed with state education officials, seven applicants were rejected and another — High Point Academy of Fort Worth — pulled itself from consideration after learning that parts of its application were not original work.

9/27/2013

9/27/2013

The Pennsylvania House sent the Senate a package of revisions to charter school regulations, including a temporary change in payments made to cyber charter schools while a commission is examining charter funding.

9/26/2013

9/26/2013

A Fordham Institute analysis of report card results for districts and charters concludes that charter schools even in Ohio's eight largest districts usually perform worse than that city's district – with Cleveland as the only exception.

9/24/2013

9/24/2013

Despite having more freedom over curriculum, budgets and staffing than traditional public schools, the majority of Milwaukee's independent charter schools are not meeting performance expectations, according to statewide report card results for 2012-'13.

9/19/2013

9/19/2013

The Kathleen C. Wright Leadership Academy, a two-year-old school in Tamarac, appealed a state law that requires charter schools to be automatically closed after a second consecutive F. Schools can ask the state to stay open if they can show student achievement is better than other schools in the area.

9/11/2013

9/11/2013

State education officials said 170 charter groups met the deadline last Friday to submit letters of intent to be considered for opening in August 2015. Depending on how many meet a Dec. 6 deadline to submit an application, the state’s lineup of 130 charter schools could be in for a huge expansion.

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