Charter Schools

10/20/2011

10/20/2011

Michigan desperately needs to expand high quality educational opportunities for our children. Too many of our public schools are broken, and far too many young people graduate unprepared for college and a career — if they make it to graduation.

10/17/2011

10/17/2011

A group of parents and legislators urged the Senate to pass several measures that would create more accountability and oversight when it comes to charter schools in New Jersey.

10/13/2011

10/13/2011

An unusually divided state Board of Education couldn't agree Tuesday on how to advise the Michigan Legislature on a package of bills that would allow an unlimited number of charter schools to open statewide, among other changes.

10/12/2011

10/12/2011

An unusually divided Michigan State Board of Education couldn’t come to an agreement on how to weigh in on a package of bills in the Michigan Legislature that would in part allow an unlimited number of charter schools to open statewide.

10/12/2011

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Department of Education rejected a large number of charter schools proposed for successful suburban school districts, approving only four of 55 applications statewide. However, in 2011 there have been 27 charter school approvals.

10/5/2011

10/5/2011

A two-year study of charter schools in Chicago indicates that many suffer from some of the same funding challenges as traditional public schools but that most charters are on sound financial footing.

10/3/2011

10/3/2011

With more than 1.7 million students enrolled in nearly 5,500 schools and federal funding on the rise, charter schools are now widely considered a mainstream form of education.

9/28/2011

9/28/2011

Some New Jersey parochial schools facing closure because of declining enrollment may be allowed to convert into a public charter school, under a bill that passed the Senate yesterday.

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