Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 8:43pm
Nashville school officials say they've discussed a partial hiring freeze if the state goes through with plans to withhold $3.4 million from the district after its rejection of a charter school proposal.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 8:36pm
So far the results are promising: Rocketship students score among the top performers on standardized tests.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 7:16pm
Washington's voters will in November again decide whether to allow charter schools in Washington, after having rejected similar proposals in 1995, 2000 and 2004.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 5:26pm
Atlanta attorney and charter school advocate Glenn Delk has finally filed that lawsuit against 180 school districts in Georgia, alleging that along with “the Education Empire,” they have been engaged in a “coordinated campaign and conspiracy” to defeat the November ballot question on charter schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:32am
The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences at Good Will-Hinckley begins classes on Monday, making it the first charter school in the state’s history.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 2:50pm
The New Hampshire charter school moratorium could be lifted as soon as November if legislative budget writers approve an additional $5 million next month.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:20pm
According to its backers, the proposed charter-school amendment on the ballot in November is intended to empower parents. As Gov. Nathan Deal put it back in May, “Georgians all across this state embrace the idea that parents should have more options and that parents should be more involved in the process of the education of their children.”
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 09/12/2012 - 2:41pm
Emanuel's administration would close 80 to 120 public schools and open many charter schools, sources say
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 2:53pm
Charter schools are public schools, funded with taxpayer dollars, but charter and regular public schools don't have to follow all of the same rules.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 4:42pm
North Carolina's school board could increase the number of charter schools in the state by a third within the next year if it accepts a screening committee's recommendations.