Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/28/2013 - 11:52am
The Indiana Charter School Board has approved a new charter school in Fort Wayne that must meet specific enrollment goals before it can open its doors. The board voted 5-1 Wednesday to approve the Carpe Diem Indiana charter school, but the school must demonstrate by July 15 that its enrollment will fall between its "break-even" financial number and its goal of 130 students for the first year.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 3:14pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:56pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 3:59pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 2:54pm
Hundreds of schools in the nation's largest cities are sitting empty as education officials struggle to sell these potentially valuable properties that are a drain on school district finances, according to a study released Monday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 7:05pm
Charter school supporters urged New Hampshire lawmakers Tuesday to increase state aid to these nontraditional schools.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 3:13pm
Built in 2011 with $25 million from Illinois taxpayers, the curvy, stainless-steel structure that houses the UNO Soccer Academy Elementary Charter School leaps out from the neighboring landscape of boxy brick houses on the Southwest Side.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 1:58pm
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
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 3:18pm
Two new charter schools are slated to open in Tucson this fall.