Charter Schools

5/17/2012

5/17/2012

In case you missed the story in the Chronicle Sunday, we reported that the Texas Education Agency is reviewing two Houston charter schools, Varnett and Rhodes, where nepotism and conflicts of interest are commonplace.

5/17/2012

During my campaign for mayor, people would often ask me why I wanted the job.

5/17/2012

During her tumultuous three years at the head of the Washington D.C. public schools, Michelle Rhee set off a lot of fireworks.

5/16/2012

5/16/2012

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation to increase the number of cyber charter schools and opened up eligibility for dual enrollment programs.

5/16/2012

Lawyers for the state Department of Education began their defense in a federal special-education lawsuit brought by the Chester Upland (Penn.) School District, saying that no law had been violated and that the district had done too little to solve its own problems.

5/14/2012

5/14/2012

But the state responds that it had all the information requested from and offered by Fulton Science Academy Middle School.

5/14/2012

The financial impact of Clayton Valley High's charter conversion on the Mt. Diablo Unified School District has become a test case for the California State Board of Education.

5/11/2012

5/11/2012

A legislative panel decided on Thursday to drop efforts to move forward with charter school and school flexibility legislation, which was one of the top agenda items for Republican lawmakers and Gov. Robert Bentley going into this session.

5/10/2012

5/10/2012

More than 150 years ago, Massachusetts became the first state to provide all of its citizens access to a free public education.

5/9/2012

5/9/2012

"Wanna see my book report?" asks first-grader Johnathan Ponce, pointing up at a colorful wall covered in student work. Michael Kooi of the Florida Department of Education turned around obligingly to look at Johnathan's hand-drawn cover.

5/9/2012

The Philadelphia School District has asked the state Supreme Court to consider overturning a recent Commonwealth Court ruling about charter schools that could have dire consequences for Philadelphia and other cash-strapped districts.

5/7/2012

5/7/2012

Parents of students at the PleasanTech Charter School want acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf to visit the school to see why it should be allowed to stay open.

5/3/2012

5/3/2012

Officials at the U.S. Department of Education said Iowa's attempt to get a federal education waiver lacks clarity and contains "low expectations" in some categories.

4/27/2012

4/27/2012

The Michigan House today narrowly approved a controversial bill that would expand the number of cyber charter schools in Michigan – bill that was strongly opposed by the traditional K-12 education establishment.

4/27/2012

Think charter schools help minority students? Think again.

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