Charter Schools

11/30/2011

11/30/2011

The Michigan House Education Committee was scheduled to meet twice this week to consider Senate Bill 618, which would lift the state’s cap on the number of charter schools.

11/23/2011

11/23/2011

Four Jersey City-based charter schools filed petition Tuesday requesting that Acting Commissioner of Education Chris Cerf issue a ruling declaring, among other things, that the city's charter schools are not being properly funded as required by the New Jersey Constitution and state statutes.

11/23/2011

The Frederick Outdoor Discovery Charter School will not open its doors in Frederick County any time soon, but two other charter schools are on track to open next fall.

11/21/2011

11/21/2011

In just a short nine months, Pamela Blizzard envisions a new place of learning nestled in the heart of Research Triangle Park – a place with a “porous wall” to encourage partnerships with surrounding companies and that packs students’ minds with more than four years of education during the four years of high school.

11/21/2011

With a waiting list of thousands and a long list of academic success stories, an Irving-based charter school program has announced plans to expand into Fort Worth, Texas next year.

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

No actual bees were harmed yesterday when Michelle Rhee appeared at the Minneapolis Convention Center yesterday, but a number of hornets’ nests got thwacked wide open.

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

The Florida Department of Education is touting a report that highlights the charter school movement.

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

The state's highest-ranking education official is recommending that Missouri Baptist University close the six Imagine charter schools it sponsors and work with the public school system and other charter schools to ensure a smooth transition of students.

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

The two most common criticisms about charter schools are that A) many of them aren’t that good and B) the good ones can’t be replicated to serve enough kids to really make a difference.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

Michigan residents overwhelmingly support giving parents whose children attend failing schools the option to send their kids to better schools, according to results of a survey released.

11/1/2011

The rancor that has followed former City Councilwoman Eva Moskowitz's attempts to open charter schools across New York City is coming to a place that hasn't experienced it before: a middle-class neighborhood outside Manhattan.

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

Senate Bill 22 is expected to pass both houses of the state legislature, and if it does, education in Wisconsin could change in profound ways that surpass the aftermath of the budget repair bill. The bill passed the Joint Committee on Finance on Oct. 26, and was previously passed by the education committees of both the Senate and the Assembly.

10/25/2011

10/25/2011

Indianapolis Public Schools is taking aim at charter schools within its district borders, saying the schools have turned away homeless and disabled students.

10/25/2011

The Chicago Public School's Board of Education will vote on a resolution Wednesday that would give charter schools grants of up to $75,000 and teachers stipends of $800 if they implement a longer school day in 2011-12.

10/21/2011

10/21/2011

The U.S. Department of Education announced more than $4 million in grants Monday that will be distributed to select charter schools across the country.

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