Charter Schools

2/27/2012

2/27/2012

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offers struggling districts a pot of gold—but with strings attached.

2/23/2012

2/23/2012

While our society is more diverse than ever before, schools are more segregated today than they were 30 years ago.

2/23/2012

This city's school board voted Wednesday to shake up the teaching staffs at 17 low-performing public schools, handing Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory in his battle with the teachers union and highlighting an increasingly aggressive stance on education overhauls by a number of Democratic mayors nationwide.

2/22/2012

2/22/2012

Forget watching the clock, chewing gum, or slouching. At the Noble Network of Charter Schools' 10 Chicago campuses students are on their best behavior-- otherwise it will cost them.

"Students tell us by and large they don't like the whole system as most teenagers would, but the proof is in the pudding," said Michael Milkie, CEO and superintendant of the Noble Network of Charter Schools.

2/22/2012

A new bill in the Mississippi Senate would let students cross district lines to attend charter schools.

2/17/2012

2/17/2012

Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is recommending the state education board approve four new charter schools in Boston, Holyoke, Lowell and Springfield.

2/15/2012

2/15/2012

Winston-Salem Forsyth County (N.C) Schools has outsourced its entire summer school program to a private education company. But, would outsourcing all public education be a good idea?

2/15/2012

Several groups that are against charter schools urged the Birmingham Board of Education to pass a resolution opposing legislation that would allow the independent schools to operate in Alabama.

2/14/2012

2/14/2012

Current enrollment in public schools (District of Columbia Public Schools and Public Charter Schools) is up 2% (1,767) from last year, to 76,753, and numbers have been steadily increasing over the past three years, according to audited data by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

2/14/2012

A political consulting firm with close ties to Mayor Rahm Emanuel has funded and helped organize community groups and faith leaders on behalf of the mayor's contentious education agenda as a counterweight to fierce opposition from the Chicago Teachers Union.

2/10/2012

2/10/2012

Charter school advocates and lawmakers from both parties expressed support for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to increase state funding for charter schools, part of $128 million in education reform spending.

2/8/2012

2/8/2012

Cleveland’s struggling school district needs to embrace good charter schools, revamp teachers’ union rules, and give more flexibility to high-performing schools.

2/7/2012

2/7/2012

As the legislative session approaches the midway point, education will take a prominent place in the Florida Legislature this week amid budget talk.

2/7/2012

Connecticut would pump more money into charter schools and increase their numbers under a legislative proposal Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to unveil.

2/3/2012

2/3/2012

Charter school supporters claimed a first-round victory late in their fight to override last year's Georgia Supreme Court ruling, declaring that the state cannot approve and fund charter schools over local school board objections.

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