Charter Schools

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Education

Study: Here’s what makes parents turn to charter schools

Public school parents who are “very dissatisfied” with their child’s school are 2.5 times more likely to switch to a charter school than parents who …

Education

One system to apply for IPS and charter schools? Nearly 4,000 students gave it a shot

A new website designed to help families across Indianapolis apply for schools drew applications from 3,862 students in the first round.<p>The …

Education

Voice Charter’s Tech Manager Answers Plea for Better EdTech in the Classroom

<b>Thursday,  Jan. 18 • 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET </b><p>JOIN OUR WEBINAR! <p>Voice Charter School (New York) was eager to find a solution to manage its seemingly …

Education

New study calculates charter schools' negative financial impact on North Carolina school districts

A new report from Duke University’s Helen “Sunny” Ladd and University of Rochester’s John D. Singleton uses North Carolina data to conclusively show …

Education

Rising Tide Charter School cancels school after stomach virus infects students

The Rising Tide Charter School in Plymouth is closed on Friday, due to what school officials say is a serious, contagious case of a stomach virus.In …

Education

Oracle Charter School facing forced closure

Poor performance could threaten the future of a Buffalo charter school.<p>A new report from the SUNY Charter Schools Institute suggests Oracle Charter …

Education

Seattle should work with, not fight, charter schools

If Seattle wants to control charter schools coming into the district, it should become a charter-school authorizer, like Spokane Public Schools.

Education

What Kinds of Charter Schools Are Linked to Student Gains in New Orleans?

New Orleans' maturing charter school field is beginning to reveal structural differences among schools that might help spur student learning.<p>More …

Education

Charter schools not on the menu this legislative session

CHARLESTON - West Virginia legislators are putting the charter school debate back on the shelf for the upcoming session, Monongalia County Del. Joe …

Education

Local soldier making a big difference overseas

A Philadelphia Academy Charter School graduate is in Bahrain preserving navigation and free flow of commerce.<p><b>Navy strong</b>: U.S. Navy Operations …

Philadelphia

Inside the best public school in America — a charter school that feeds prodigies into the Ivy League

Ivy League

Charter Schools on Corporate Campuses

I guess it was inevitable, but the news that Design Tech High School, an existing charter school with 550 students, is moving to Oracle's grounds is …

Education

Can Missouri's charter schools be measured by a single number? The debate is on

<b>ST. LOUIS •</b> Lafayette Preparatory Academy is arguably one of St. Louis’ most popular charter schools.<p>Visit Lafayette and you’ll see children jumping …

Education

Is charter school fraud the next Enron? - The Edvocate

Preston Green III, University of Connecticut In 2001, Texas-based energy giant Enron shocked the world by declaring bankruptcy. Thousands of …

Education

Opinion: Low funding cripples state charter schools

In this column, Tony Roberts, Georgia Charter Schools Association president and CEO, calls for additional funding for state authorized charter …

Education

Does Inclusion Trump All Other Education Concerns?

One of the persistent criticisms of charter schools is that they perpetuate racial segregation ("How charter schools are prolonging segregation,"</i> …

Education

Juvenile charged with murder in shooting near West Side charter school

Chicago police said a 17-year-old boy was charged with first degree murder in a shooting near a charter school in the city's Austin neighborhood last …

Crime

Rise & Shine: Two charter schools in Brooklyn will close at the end of this year

<b>STUDENT GROWTH</b> In a new study of student growth, New York City falls just below the middle of the pack. Chalkbeat, WNYC<p><b>SCHOOL CLOSURE</b> Two charter …

New York State

Flamenco Institute, charter to share new Sawmill campus

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The National Institute of Flamenco and its associated charter school will move to a shared campus in the Sawmill area over the …

Albuquerque

Conversations About Charters and School Segregation Need More Nuance, Ed Leader Says

I happened across a thoughtful article, “Concerns Over Charters and School Segregation Are Misplaced,” by Brandie Burris Gallagher, policy director …

Education

ACLU Slams Charter Industry in Arizona for Discriminating Against Students They Don’t Want

The American Civil Liberties Union issued a blistering report about the charter industry in Arizona, claiming that charters choose their students, …

Education

ACLU report slams Arizona charter school enrollment policies

PHOENIX (AP) — Hundreds of Arizona's state-funded charter schools use discriminatory enrollment policies to close their doors to certain students, according to a report released Thursday by a civil rights group.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona said an investigation found numerous …

Education

Two Citizens of the World charter schools will close at the end of this year

Two Brooklyn charter schools that were likely to be turned down for renewal will be shuttered at the end of this school year, after their board voted …

Education

Brooklyn-Based Charter School Eyes Location In Queens

The charter transfer high school, which aims to help teens struggling in the classroom, wants to open another location in Jamaica by 2019.<p>JAMAICA, …

Education

Trump Education Department Will Reconsider Rules for Title I, Charter Schools

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her team will be taking a second look at rules for Title I, Part A, also known as the part of the Every …

Education

Segregation Surprise?: How Public and Charter Schools Have (Always) Failed

On social media, I witnessed charter advocates try to justify the exact failures Andre Perry unmasks in his Charter school leaders are complicit with …

Education

Shooting Victim Ran To Charter School For Safety, Another Killed

Two people were shot, one killed, near a charter school on the West Side of Chicago Monday morning.<p>CHICAGO, IL - Two people were shot, one fatally, …

Chicago

2 students shot, 1 fatally, outside West Side charter school

Two students were shot, one fatally, near their charter school in Chicago's Austin neighborhood Monday morning, police said.<p>A group of males was …

Education

Tamarac charter school employee arrested for performing a sexual act on a 15-year-old

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Tamarac charter school employee for engaging in a sexual act with a minor in October.<p>Sheldon McDonald, …

Crime