Charter Schools

9/10/2013

9/10/2013

Instead of cutting back on phys ed classes, Urban Dove Team Charter School in New York is using sports as a hook to draw in at-risk students.

9/10/2013

Several national groups were recently approved to move into north Baton Rouge and start charter schools over the next few years, but the Louisiana Department of Education has yet to make a critical decision, picking which ones will land space in the seven schools the state operates there.

9/10/2013

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is seeing pockets of success at both the charter schools he aggressively promotes and city schools that sometimes compete with the rival charters for students and resources.

9/9/2013

9/9/2013

When offered a choice, Palm Beach County parents are increasingly opting to place their children in charter schools to obtain a public education.

9/9/2013

A complete failure. That’s how the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty rates the City of Milwaukee’s policy of giving Milwaukee Public Schools the authority to sell or lease the district’s unused school buildings.

9/9/2013

Lunch is in the classroom instead of a cafeteria, and students rely on public transportation rather than school buses to get to Longleaf School of the Arts in downtown Raleigh. But you won’t hear students complain.

9/6/2013

9/6/2013

On Wednesday, A Step Up Academy, a new K1 school in Jenkintown, Pa. catering to the needs of children with autism, opened its doors. There are currently just two students enrolled.

9/6/2013

High-stakes teacher accountability, merit pay, shuttering “failing” schools—are believed to be essential if public schools are ever going to get better. And these maxims underlie the commitment to charter schools and vouchers.

9/5/2013

9/5/2013

When these requirements are fully phased in, to earn a regular diploma, students must pass four years of English, three years of science and three years of math beyond pre-algebra, in addition to separate tests on the "common core" skills of reading, math, and writing.

9/3/2013

9/3/2013

California's Academic Performance Index results prove that strong charter management organizations like KIPP get results -- and should be granted the necessary facilities and funds to serve more students.

9/3/2013

Nashville charter school supporters called in reinforcements from Washington, D.C., Thursday to help protest the hostility they claim Metro officials show toward charters.

8/30/2013

8/30/2013

Success Academy, the charter school chain that boasts sky-high student scores on annual state tests, has for years used a “zero tolerance” disciplinary policy to suspend, push out, discharge, or demote the very pupils who might lower those scores—children with special needs or behavior problems.

8/29/2013

8/29/2013

The Education Department has been giving some states waivers from the education law's requirements, including those to collect and publish data about students and then use the results to pinpoint problem schools.

8/28/2013

8/28/2013

As tens of millions of pupils across the country begin their school year, charter networks are developing what amounts to a youth cult in which teaching for two to five years is seen as acceptable and, at times, even desirable.

8/28/2013

To close the gender gap in New York City science classrooms, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn would create five new science schools exclusively for girls. Quinn unveiled her bold plan to boost female participation in STEM at a Monday press conference in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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