Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 12:32pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 3:35pm
Across Pennsylvania, school districts face unprecedented financial and structural challenges, leading many to drain reserves, furlough staff, and end proven, research-based programs. Yet one sector of public education is burgeoning, due in part to a lack of sufficient regulation by the state and a funding system that creates incentives for rapid growth.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/03/2013 - 4:11pm
A charter school in Gloucester that had agreed to close at the end of the school year is instead shutting down at the end of next week. The 100 remaining students at the Gloucester Community Arts Charter School will be moved into regular public schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 12/16/2012 - 9:02pm
If turnout at a charter school conference held Saturday in Tacoma is any measure, there’s definitely some interest in the independently managed, publicly financed schools that were approved by voters in November.