Charter Schools

10/29/2012

10/29/2012

An Orange County charter school that gave its principal a $519,000 departure payout was an academic failure that struggled to provide its students with basic materials and qualified teachers, an evaluation by the school district shows.

10/26/2012

10/26/2012

Despite efforts by both parties to paint President Obama and Governor Romney as opposites, there is at least one policy area they agree on — the need to bolster our education system and expand the use of charter schools.

10/25/2012

10/25/2012

California's charter schools continue to grow at a rapid clip with more new schools opening than ever before, an industry association said Wednesday.

10/25/2012

An audit of the U.S. Department of Education's division overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars in charter school funding has criticized the office for failing to properly monitor how states spend the money.

10/24/2012

10/24/2012

Gov. Rick Scott wants to hold public school funding steady next year, expand charter schools, put a hold on new testing requirements for students and promises no "war on teachers."

10/23/2012

10/23/2012

Boston school officials announced today that they intend to tap an education-management company to convert the Marshall Elementary School in Dorchester into a charter school next fall, under a proposal to boost student achievement at the academically struggling school.

10/23/2012

Pinellas County Schools approved the Florida Virtual Academy, a new public charter school which will be open to families in Pinellas County. Set to open in 2013, the new public school will serve grades K8 and expand to high school in subsequent years.

10/22/2012

10/22/2012

The Georgia Charter Schools Association has come under criticism for sending an email to school leaders asking for their help as the organization tried to arrange what appears to be a political ad.

10/17/2012

10/17/2012

Tennessee education officials withheld $3.4 million from Nashville's school district after the city barred a charter school from opening in an affluent neighborhood, the culmination of a fight that has highlighted growing tension over the expansion of such schools.

10/17/2012

The U.S. Department of Education says the Pennsylvania Education Department "acted prematurely" when it changed rules for how charter schools can meet academic-performance standards on the annual PSSA achievement test.

10/16/2012

10/16/2012

More than half the school districts in the four-county Milwaukee metro area saw enrollment decreases at the start of this school year, but enrollment is up in some of Wisconsin's largest virtual charter schools.

10/15/2012

10/15/2012

Washington state’s education system must change in big ways — and it will, partly by stick and potentially by choice.

10/15/2012

Nashville school officials say they've discussed a partial hiring freeze if the state goes through with plans to withhold $3.4 million from the district after its rejection of a charter school proposal.

10/15/2012

So far the results are promising: Rocketship students score among the top performers on standardized tests.

10/11/2012

10/11/2012

Washington's voters will in November again decide whether to allow charter schools in Washington, after having rejected similar proposals in 1995, 2000 and 2004.

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