Charter Schools

2/22/2013

2/22/2013

If all of the charters recommended by the department move forward, there will be 1,600 new charter seats in Boston, with the percentage of Boston public students in Boston public charters closing in on the 18 percent threshold established with the 2010 education reform law.

2/19/2013

2/19/2013

The head of the Texas Senate Education Committee has filed a bill lifting the cap on the number of charter schools allowed to operate statewide, and authorizing them to receive public facilities funding. Current state law restricts to 215 the number of charter school licenses. But Sen. Dan Patrick's measure would allow an unlimited number of charters.

2/15/2013

2/15/2013

The Los Angeles teachers union announced Wednesday night that it has won the right to negotiate a contract for teachers and counselors at a West San Fernando Valley charter school.

2/13/2013

2/13/2013

Charter schools authorized by Grand Valley State University have the best academic track record; while schools authorized by Detroit Public Schools have the worst, according to a report being discussed by the State Board of Education.

2/13/2013

If one follows press reports in this country, one gets the distinct impression that there is a grand scheme afoot to destroy the American public school system.

2/11/2013

2/11/2013

Schools are fighting closures connected to high-profile figures and institutions.

2/11/2013

Running a school isn’t easy or cheap--and it’s especially difficult if you try to do it on the approximately $6,000 per student that Nevada provides to public and charter schools.

2/6/2013

2/6/2013

Charter school supporters urged New Hampshire lawmakers Tuesday to increase state aid to these nontraditional schools.

1/29/2013

1/29/2013

Charter school supporters are hoping the new research will buoy calls for their schools to receive a bigger piece of the state budget pie — despite concerns that a funding increase might divert resources from public schools

1/24/2013

1/24/2013

Construction on a new charter high school in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood reached a milestone Tuesday even as the school's operators fended off criticism from one parents group about its finances.

1/23/2013

1/23/2013

Two new charter schools are slated to open in Tucson this fall.

1/23/2013

In 1954, the United States Supreme Court made one of the most important decisions in this nation’s history in Brown v. Board of Education.

1/16/2013

1/16/2013

Charter school proponents, including this newspaper, always make the point that charter schools are public schools. When they work best, they are places that can strike a spark with students who are not learning in a traditional environment.

1/16/2013

Pembroke Pines charter school parents showed up in full force Monday night to voice their concerns about the financial instability of the city-run charter system.

1/11/2013

1/11/2013

Mississippi lawmaker Kenneth Wayne Jones, a Democrat, briefly became a political pariah last winter when he voted in favor of a proposal to expand charter schools in his state. He was the only African-American state senator to support the bill, which most members of Mississippi’s legislative Black Caucus disavowed.

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