Charter Schools

4/12/2013

4/12/2013
Parents at 24th Street Elementary School have overwhelmingly chosen a partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and a charter operator to run the persistently low-performing Jefferson Park campus.

4/10/2013

4/10/2013
The School Committee for the brand-new $133 million Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School is moving to hire the school’s first superintendent-director by July 1, if not sooner.
4/10/2013
Before moving our family back to central Maine, my husband and I began the search for quality elementary school options for our children. In our community where we used to live, we were fortunate to have an abundance of public charter school options. As a former teacher, I appreciated the innovative curriculums and hands-on experiential learning opportunities that many of the charter school alternatives offered.
4/10/2013
Gov. Rick Snyder got some hands-on experience Tuesday with the type of cyber charter school program that will be expanding next fall under a new Michigan law when he read to a class of children who watched and listened online through the Michigan Virtual Charter Academy. The children could see Snyder, but he couldn’t see them.

4/9/2013

4/9/2013
Waiting list totals can count students more than once, a review of state data found.

4/8/2013

4/8/2013
One applicant wants to open a high school for teens in Elizabeth and Roselle that would be named after state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, a powerful Union County Democrat.
4/8/2013
Most Americans are accustomed by now to hearing that our kids are lagging in basic skills when measured against other advanced countries. The glory days when we were global leaders are long gone, sadly.

4/3/2013

4/3/2013
Students in southern Maine need a school where they can take rigorous, concentrated courses in STEM subjects. They need to be taught the skills they will need to survive and succeed in today's tough job market and excel in challenging, highly competitive college courses.
4/3/2013
The charter school movement has former Sens. Jim Horne and Al Lawson making the rounds in the Capitol. But its most effective lobbyists may be the 300 or so students in Tallahassee on Tuesday.
4/3/2013
The House on Tuesday passed a charter schools bill 62-56 with, oddly, no debate or questions on House Bill 369, the "Charter Schools Act of 2013."

4/1/2013

4/1/2013

As Newark’s school advisory board candidates hash out their positions in the run-up to the April 16 election, a change in tone has emerged from a slate once known for its opposition to charter schools.

4/1/2013
The education reform industry and their privatization efforts that have virtually destroyed the public education systems in Chicago, Philadelphia and New Orleans have been quietly, and not so quietly, targeting the Twin Cities.

3/27/2013

3/27/2013
Gov. Rick Snyder got some hands-on experience Tuesday with the type of cyber charter school program that will be expanding next fall under a new Michigan law. The self-described nerd’s tech skills came in handy as he read “Memoirs of a Goldfish” to roughly 90 children in grades K-3 who watched and listened online through the Michigan Virtual Charter Academy.

3/25/2013

3/25/2013
It's no surprise that parents go to great lengths to get their children into the coveted classrooms. But other campuses suffer a loss from such lopsided enthusiasm.
3/25/2013
State Representative James Roebuck – long a critic of the manner in which the state’s charter schools are managed and financed, and the lack of comprehensive oversight – has issued a scathing, top-down report on the dozens of charter schools throughout the state that are involved in ongoing investigations or have other pertinent issues.

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