Charter Schools

2/2/2012

2/2/2012

Durham, North Carolina leaders are taking a stand against a new charter high school planned for the Research Triangle Park area, saying it will siphon money from traditional public schools and lead to further racial segregation.

2/1/2012

2/1/2012

A group of New Jersey residents are in the early stages of gauging the public’s opinion about the idea of founding a charter school in Freehold Borough.

1/31/2012

1/31/2012

A New York City charter school network has told parents that it is a victim of theft by “a senior member of the finance and operations department,” who it said used the network’s credit card to spend tens of thousands of dollars on personal items.

1/31/2012

Two bills in the Florida legislature would give parents overarching power to demand sweeping changes at low-performing schools.

1/30/2012

1/30/2012

The Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School is almost always among the nations highest-ranking schools.

1/30/2012

The Oakland school board rejected the charter school petitions submitted by the faculties of ASCEND and Learning Without Limits, public elementary schools in the Fruitvale area that want to secede from the school district.

1/27/2012

1/27/2012

This week is National School Choice Week -- a well-orchestrated PR event to celebrate "school choice."

1/23/2012

1/23/2012

Will the fourth time be the charm for charter schools in Washington? Two companion bills are working their ways through Washington's Senate and House to create charter schools and "Transformation Zone Districts."

1/18/2012

1/18/2012

For the second year in a row, Mississippi has the nation's weakest charter school law according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' annual ranking of state charter school laws. Maine's law ranks first.

1/13/2012

1/13/2012

Without factoring charter school test scores into overall Denver Public Schools performance data, the district growth in middle and high school is about 5 points lower than calculated cumulatively, according to an analysis released Thursday.

1/11/2012

1/11/2012

City and state education officials announced that they plan to close an entire network of charter high schools in Brooklyn that have suffered management and financial woes for years.

1/10/2012

1/10/2012

The state Board of Education has approved three charter schools proposed by school districts.

1/3/2012

1/3/2012

What does berry picking have to do with math?

12/23/2011

12/23/2011

Six decades after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down “separate but equal” schools for blacks and whites, segregation is growing because of charter schools, privately run public schools that educate 1.8 million U.S. children.

12/23/2011

There are times when the New Jersey Department of Education gets it right. The rejection of the Garden State Virtual Charter School’s application was one such golden moment.

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