Charter Schools

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We applaud the Durham City Council vote to not extend a bond approval for the expansion of Excelsior Academy.<p>In our document “Education Principles …


DAMIEN GRANT: Decades of bureaucratic hand-wringing has delivered a broken system

<b>OPINION:</b> The teachers are on strike. Well, some teachers. Those willing servants of the state are up in their collective arms at the low wages they …


Sweden's Princess Estelle to start school at 'elite' institution

In 1984, Crown Princess Victoria started at Smedslättskolan, a state-funded school open to all, ten minutes' drive from her home at Drottningholm …


3 more state charter schools denied

The state's Charter Authorizing Panel on Thursday rejected three applications for new open-enrollment charter schools in Searcy, Pine Bluff and …


Potential new write-in rules could impact elections

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Spurred by new laws authorizing charter schools and making changes to the state's pension system, an unprecedented 34 current and former teachers are on the ballot in Kentucky for seats in the state legislature.<p>Bob Nelson isn't one of them. The retired teacher in Logan County …


How charter schools and Asa Hutchinson's policies are hurting education everywhere in Arkansas

Here's a new voice writing about the <b>damage</b> being done to <b>Arkansas education</b> by the charter school movement and the Hutchinson administration's waiver …


One California charter school’s struggle for approval and a building close to its parents

Promise Academy disagreements with San Jose Unified mirror tensions escalating statewide over charter schools.


Decades after Brown v. Board of Education, Choice Finally Integrated Schools in Alabama's Poorest County

Earlier this week, something momentous, something historic, happened in Sumter County, the poorest county in Alabama and a place with a long history …


The Importance of Charter-District Collaboration

<i>This week's guest blog features Rich Buery,</i> <i>KIPP</i><i>'s chief of policy and public affairs. In this role, Rich leads efforts to grow the KIPP network and</i> …


Janet Cruz questions Hispanic group backing Dana Young in state Senate race

The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorsed state Sen. Dana Young, R-Tampa, who's being challenged for re-election by Rep. Janet Cruz, …

Chamber of Commerce

Memphis Jubilee Catholic Schools one step closer to charter conversion

Memphis could be home to nine more charter schools next fall, which would bring the district to 63 charter schools in total.<p>Ten hopefuls submitted …


Cost of Growth: Interest in charter schools climbs

As schools throughout Western North Carolina begin another year, more than 2,000 students in Asheville and Buncombe County will choose to attend a …


Is Louisville Ground Zero in the Fight for Democratic Control of Public Schools?

Question Mark Hacker Attack ? Free photo on Pixabay960 Ã-- 640 - 83k - jpg<br>(Image by Permission Details DMCA<p>PRIVATIZATION OF EDUCATION: …

Tea Party

State moves closer to finalizing new teacher licensing rules

Minnesota’s new teacher licensing board can require inexperienced teachers to participate in mentoring programs and can specify the type of training …


Rise & Shine: How did your school perform on TNReady exams? We've got answers

Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox, or forward to a friend who cares about …


D.C. inches toward closing achievement gap in English, test scores show

By Perry Stein<p>, Reporter<p>The District’s public schools are making modest strides closing the vast achievement gap between white students and students of color, according to test results released Thursday that show the chasm narrowing on the English language arts exam.<p>The achievement gap has …


Hundreds of School Closures, Decreased Enrollment and a Brand New Charter School in Puerto Rico | The Takeaway

Citing economic concerns and a drop in enrollment, the Puerto Rican government announced plans to close hundreds of schools this year. But this …

Puerto Rico

Atlanta, in search of “vision,” calls time out on new charter schools

Next year, Atlanta will have two new charter schools, but they won’t be part of Atlanta Public Schools.<p>Confused?<p>It’s the result of two events: a …

School Administration

New charter school opens with 31 students on Jackson's south side

JACKSON, MI - A new charter school has opened on the south side of Jackson to serve early elementary school students.<p>Francis Street Primary, 1320 …


Just One Third Of D.C. Students Are Considered College-Ready, But The Numbers Are Going Up

In spite of a rocky year in the central office, students in D.C. Public Schools showed steady gains on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness …


Great Hearts Announces Third Annual Gala to Support Teachers

PHOENIX, Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Hearts Academies, Arizona's largest non-profit network of public charter schools, has announced its third annual gala. The event will be held on Sept. 29, 2018 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix as a celebration of Great Hearts and its teachers in the style of <i>A</i> …


Former Bishop McDevitt building, grounds set for early afternoon auction

The Catholic high school built a $45 million campus in Lower Paxton Township, which opened on Jan. 7, 2013.

Real Estate

Michigan's 50 largest charter schools, based on fall 2017 enrollment

Grand Rapids

Air Force mom says 6-year-old was kicked out of Arizona charter school for having ADHD days before her deployment

One Arizona charter school says it can’t handle a student they say is “special needs” because of his Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder …

Liberal View

Orleans Public Schools

Is education actually improving?<p>By Dawn Ruth Wilson<p>A new survey shows that the public-at-large and more parents believe the quality of New Orleans …


Legislator: Charter schools getting more from state

A Democratic legislator declared that state aid fully fuels Texas charter schools while schools serving the vast bulk of students field less …


You’ll Want To Read This NY Times Column On Charter Schools & Segregation

School Choice Is the Enemy of Justice is a powerful column in today’s New York Times, written by Erin Aubry Kaplan.<p>If you want even more evidence to …


Cuomo’s re-election bid gets boost from charter schools’ big

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign has received a single contribution of more than $45,000 from a major supporter of charter schools.<p>The …


YES Prep charter school opens in Cy-Fair

YES Prep, the Houston-based charter school chain, is opening a new location in northwest Houston.<p>The newest school, at 14741 Yorktown Plaza Drive …

Middle School

Colorado school district switches to 4-day week to save money

A Colorado school district intent on saving money has cut one of its greatest costs: teaching.<p>District 27J, one of the state’s larger districts, has …

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