Charter Schools

10/4/2012

10/4/2012

Chicago teachers voted on a tentative contract agreement Tuesday as the battle over the future of the city's public schools ratcheted up with a large and boisterous rally in support of privately run charter schools.

10/3/2012

10/3/2012

The Georgia Department of Education is scrolling an alert on its home page telling the public that it takes no position on the contentious charter schools amendment.

9/27/2012

9/27/2012

The Center for the Next Generation and Parents magazine recently surveyed over 2,100 parents across the country about how the recession and ensuing slow economic recovery has impacted parenthood — from family planning to education choices.

9/25/2012

9/25/2012

With Chicago students back in the classroom, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is free to push ahead with a key component in his effort to reform the city's public education system — the aggressive expansion of charter schools.

9/19/2012

9/19/2012

A California law requires public schools to add a grade level this fall designed to give the very youngest students a boost when they enroll in kindergarten, but charter schools say the law does not apply to them, pitting them against the state Department of Education.

9/17/2012

9/17/2012

Even the task of passing around papers is regimented in Adrian Mercado's classroom.

9/7/2012

9/7/2012

North Carolina's school board is clearing 25 new charter schools to gear up for opening next year, the biggest jump since a statewide limit on charter schools was removed last year.

9/5/2012

9/5/2012

The most controversial thing to happen at the Democratic National Convention this week may end up being a movie screening. On Monday afternoon, a Hollywood film called "Won't Back Down" -- which opens in theaters nationwide on Sept. 28 -- will be shown to a select crowd of convention-goers in Charlotte, N.C., just as it was one week prior at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

8/27/2012

8/27/2012

In a recent letter to the editor, Gen. Marc Cisneros wondered why private schools do better than public schools and suggested diverting public school funds to vouchers to send more students to private schools.

8/27/2012

On the campaign trail during the past week, President Barack Obama talked a lot about education.

8/22/2012

8/22/2012

At the new Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School, college comes early.

8/20/2012

8/20/2012

Few people claim to be a true conservative by complaining about preventing judicial activism and saving money. But state schools superintendent John Barge tried it last week.

8/20/2012

The Capital City is home to one of the worst high school dropout rates in Michigan, but a potential charter school could help remedy that.

8/16/2012

8/16/2012

As state officials talk about withholding money from Metro Nashville Public Schools as punishment for ignoring their directives, a veteran Metro board member said that kind of sanction would only hurt children.

8/14/2012

8/14/2012

The Kansas City Public Schools opened Monday with about a thousand more students than a year ago, including a full house at its new African Centered College Preparatory Academy, the district reported today.

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