Charter Schools

3/22/2013

3/22/2013

Sujata Bhatt uses online games to encourage her students at Grand View Boulevard Elementary School to aim higher: "Don't just play games, make them." Now Bhatt will get the chance to teach middle school students how to launch their own businesses at a new campus approved this week by the Los Angeles school board.

3/20/2013

3/20/2013

The city must find ways to prepare for the future and compete against charter schools, the chairman of the Portland Board of Public Education says.

3/18/2013

3/18/2013

If KIPP charter schools can find a way to raise math and reading scores of low-income students who deserve the same educational opportunities as everybody else, so can other public and charter schools.

3/15/2013

3/15/2013

Stamford Public Schools is proud to announce that the Academy of Information Technology and Engineering (AITE) has been named a 2013 Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the National Association for Magnet and Theme-Based Schools.

3/15/2013

Enrollment in private schools has fallen during the past 10 years, both nationally and in Oregon, and the growth of charter schools seems to be one big cause, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.

3/14/2013

3/14/2013

D.C.'s charter schools aren't only growing faster than traditional public schools, but they're also showing bigger improvements in citywide standardized tests.

3/13/2013

3/13/2013

Enticed by federal Race to the Top dollars, Massachusetts passed an important education reform law in 2010—but now, with that legislation in place, policymakers seem to lack the appetite for another round of significant change.

3/8/2013

3/8/2013

The head of a western Massachusetts charter school says a student production of a play that retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters will go on as planned despite objections from some who say it’s offensive to Christians.

3/8/2013

A report detailing the practices behind the 2012 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools winner’s success in eliminating achievement gaps and reaching 100 percent college admission for all its students was released today by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.

3/4/2013

3/4/2013

Michigan’s charter school movement is arming itself with data, fighting back against charges its schools are getting too much tax money, not taking special education students and underachieving.

3/4/2013

Freezing public school spending in Wisconsin would be a mistake, given previous cuts and rising costs. That’s the most glaring problem with Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year, $68 billion state budget proposal.

3/1/2013

3/1/2013

The Indiana Charter School Board has approved a new charter school in Fort Wayne that must meet specific enrollment goals before it can open its doors. The board voted 5-1 Wednesday to approve the Carpe Diem Indiana charter school, but the school must demonstrate by July 15 that its enrollment will fall between its "break-even" financial number and its goal of 130 students for the first year.

2/28/2013

2/28/2013

State education officials this week approved five new charter schools and expansion of 11 existing schools, extending an enrollment surge since the state passed a landmark education ­reform bill in 2010.

2/27/2013

2/27/2013

From a national standpoint, the 20-year-old charter school movement has been a disappointment—but New York City's experience continues to be an exception.

2/25/2013

2/25/2013

Education activists, teachers, lawyers, a PTA leader and a woman who used to work with charter schools in California are among the applicants to the new state commission that is expected to approve some of Washington's first charter schools.

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