Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:39pm
Parents at 24th Street Elementary School have overwhelmingly chosen a partnership between the Los Angeles Unified School District and a charter operator to run the persistently low-performing Jefferson Park campus.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 4:17pm
The School Committee for the brand-new $133 million Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School is moving to hire the school’s first superintendent-director by July 1, if not sooner.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 4:12pm
Before moving our family back to central Maine, my husband and I began the search for quality elementary school options for our children. In our community where we used to live, we were fortunate to have an abundance of public charter school options. As a former teacher, I appreciated the innovative curriculums and hands-on experiential learning opportunities that many of the charter school alternatives offered.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 2:16pm
Gov. Rick Snyder got some hands-on experience Tuesday with the type of cyber charter school program that will be expanding next fall under a new Michigan law when he read to a class of children who watched and listened online through the Michigan Virtual Charter Academy. The children could see Snyder, but he couldn’t see them.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:43am
Waiting list totals can count students more than once, a review of state data found.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 12:02pm
A Miami charter school which serves inner-city kids has received notice from the Archdiocese of Miami that it will be shut down in August. At a time when Pope Francis said the Catholic church needs to do a better job of reaching out to the poor and underprivileged, Miami’s River Cities middle school received a letter from the Archdiocese addressed to “Whom it May Concern” advising them of the closure.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:54pm
The House on Tuesday passed a charter schools bill 62-56 with, oddly, no debate or questions on House Bill 369, the "Charter Schools Act of 2013."
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:50pm
The state takeover of public schools in New Jersey’s poorest city, Camden, last week is a move long overdue and presents a new opportunity for the local educational system to reinvent itself.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 2:35pm
The charter school movement has former Sens. Jim Horne and Al Lawson making the rounds in the Capitol. But its most effective lobbyists may be the 300 or so students in Tallahassee on Tuesday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:12am
Students in southern Maine need a school where they can take rigorous, concentrated courses in STEM subjects. They need to be taught the skills they will need to survive and succeed in today's tough job market and excel in challenging, highly competitive college courses.