Charter Schools

7/31/2013

7/31/2013

Former Indiana and current Florida schools chief Tony Bennett built his national star by promising to hold ‘‘failing’’ schools accountable. But when it appeared an Indianapolis charter school run by a prominent Republican donor might receive a poor grade, Bennett’s education team frantically overhauled his signature ‘‘A-F’’ school grading system to improve the school’s marks.

7/30/2013

7/30/2013

About 200 charter schools are seeking an injunction that would prevent the Arizona Department of Education from recouping more than $5 million in classroom-site funds that state officials say it overpaid the schools.

7/24/2013

7/24/2013

Just sit back and watch as the St. Louis Public Schools and KIPP charter schools combine forces to show the St. Louis region the educational wave of the future.

7/23/2013

7/23/2013

Arizona has seen an unprecedented surge in school districts wanting to convert some of their schools to charters, raising concerns over whether districts are unfairly using the law just to generate more money.

7/18/2013

7/18/2013

OneApp, run by the Recovery School District, just completed its second year. It lets families list their preferred schools on a single application, and a computer matches children to open seats. Most but not all of the city's schools participate.

7/18/2013

Wake County Public Schools will partner with Wake Tech Community College to create 10 programs within the school that will give graduates a high school diploma and career training, enabling them to enter the workforce after graduation.

7/16/2013

7/16/2013

What can the education world conclude about charter schools after their first couple of decades in existence? Something so simple that it's almost earth-shattering.

7/15/2013

7/15/2013

Charter school funding, set by the state, has risen from about $32 million to about $659 million over a decade as the mayor increased their number.

7/11/2013

7/11/2013

Carroll County's first public charter school has been two years in the making and on Wednesday the Board of Education will decide whether to approve the charter's application or follow Superintendent Steve Guthrie's recommendation to deny it.

7/11/2013

The charter school initiative called for school districts to apply to become “authorizers.” If approved, the authorizers would issue requests for proposals to establish specific charter schools or programs. In addition to approved districts, a charter school commission appointed by the state Board of Education acts as an authorizer.

7/11/2013

The seven private schools that Louisianab arred for academic reasons from accepting new voucher students were among the most dependent of all voucher schools on state money, according to newly released state data.

7/10/2013

7/10/2013

The decline in high-school populations won’t reverse until the school system gives parents the longer school days and rigorous academic environments that are characteristic of state-authorized charter schools, which are expanding across Boston.

7/8/2013

7/8/2013

Achievement First Bridgeport Academy, which has 10 schools in Connecticut, has come under scrutiny with the recent release of state reports that show that most of its schools have among the highest suspension and expulsion rates in the state, even for children in kindergarten and first grade.

7/8/2013

Residents of North Bennington, Vt. voted three times to close their public school and establish a new, independent academy, North Bennington Village School, in the old school building. That school is taking shape and plans to open in the fall.

7/3/2013

7/3/2013

Washington voters have decided they want to add charter schools to the education mix in the state, and the three largest districts are taking different approaches to the question: What should charter schools mean to our community?

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