Charter Schools

7/12/2012

7/12/2012

For the fourth time in 16 years, Washington state is considering passing a law that would allow charter schools to serve students.

7/11/2012

7/11/2012

This fall, students will be able to choose from four new cyber charter schools, bringing the statewide total to 16, thanks to approvals by the state Department of Education.

7/9/2012

7/9/2012

For many students — both in college and high school — online classes have become very popular. With the increased popularity, the Springfield School District decided to offer online classes for elementary students.

7/6/2012

7/6/2012

Newark’s top education official has overruled the wishes of the district’s advisory school board and will lease five district-owned facilities to charter schools, a district spokeswoman said.

7/2/2012

7/2/2012

The levy campaign for Cleveland schools will kick off soon now that the state legislature has approved the changes needed to implement Mayor Frank Jackson's reform plans.

6/28/2012

6/28/2012

Nashville school officials have rejected a proposal to open a charter school in a middle-class part of the city, highlighting a broader national battle over efforts by operators of such publicly financed, privately run schools to expand into more affluent areas.

6/27/2012

6/27/2012

Texas is now about to face six lawsuits that target the way it funds public schools.

6/27/2012

Entertainment Properties Trust (EPR) is learning a tough lesson from its ambitious investment in charter schools.

6/26/2012

6/26/2012

Parents have until Friday to submit applications for school transfers under Louisiana's new voucher program. State Department of Education officials report that they have received more applications than they expected, topping 6,000.

6/26/2012

Twenty years ago, the country's first charter school opened in Minnesota. This is a momentous anniversary not just for the two million families who now send their children to public charter schools, but for all Americans.

6/25/2012

6/25/2012

Bill Vogel has grave concerns about the future of public education in Florida as he ends nine years at the helm of one of Florida's highest-achieving school districts.

6/25/2012

Chaotic closures, low test scores and financial struggles have dogged the charter school movement in Missouri.

6/22/2012

6/22/2012

Pennsylvania taxpayers could save $365 million each year if the state fixed its flawed formula for funding cyber and charter schools, state Auditor General Jack Wagner said Wednesday.

6/22/2012

As a new federal report found that charter schools aren’t enrolling as many special-education students as traditional public schools, legislation designed to address that imbalance in New York remains stalled.

6/21/2012

6/21/2012

Charter schools in most states continue to enroll proportionately fewer students with disabilities than traditional public schools, a new government report shows.

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