Charter Schools

3/23/2012

3/23/2012

Talk K-12 education for more than five minutes, and inevitably, the conversation turns to charter schools - those publicly funded, privately administered institutions that now educate more than 2 million American children.

3/21/2012

3/21/2012

Two controversial, failed bills that would have allowed Florida charter schools to grab a good chunk of public school construction money and, potentially, some public schools themselves likely will re-emerge next year.

3/16/2012

3/16/2012

If charter schools are poised to grow in Michigan, they’ve already exploded in Arizona.

3/15/2012

3/15/2012

New Jersey has been awarded a $14.5 million federal grant to help launch new charter schools, grow existing successful charters and share ideas between the schools and local districts, state officials announced Tuesday.

3/15/2012

The Iowa House passe- a sweeping education reform package on a largely party-line vote late Wednesday morning that requires more student testing, calls for the expansion of charters schools and keeps a controversial third grade retention program in place.

3/15/2012

With three primary legs of Gov. Bobby Jindal's education agenda set for debate -- and votes, according to Capitol power players -- in the House Education Committee, the Louisiana Capitol is already abuzz this morning.

3/12/2012

3/12/2012

Chiquita Hall has purchased her first home in the city of Detroit and wants to support her surroundings as much as she can.

3/2/2012

3/2/2012

The State Board of Education has approved nine new charter schools in North Carolina.

3/1/2012

3/1/2012

Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday expressed disappointment that lawmakers have “watered down” the wide-ranging education reform proposal he introduced last month.

3/1/2012

If you can’t beat them, take them over. That seems to be the new union strategy on charter schools.

3/1/2012

The GOP-sponsored Parent Empowerment in Education bill, also known as the “Parent Trigger bill” for K-12 education, passed a state Senate subcommittee Tuesday. The bill was filed by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Ft. Myers.

2/29/2012

2/29/2012

As promised by House leaders, the constitutional amendment authorizing state charter schools was brought back for reconsideration; passing this time by a margin of three votes to be sent on to the Senate for action.

2/29/2012

A school choice advocate says he's preparing to open three charter schools in the unaccredited Riverview Gardens School District and possibly two in St. Charles County if legislation passes allowing for charter school expansion in Missouri.

2/29/2012

Performance ratings for 217 New York City charter school teachers were made public on Tuesday but city officials cautioned that because of missing information, the reports cannot be used to objectively compare the quality of a public school versus charter school education.

2/28/2012

2/28/2012

A statewide poll released by Washington Policy Center shows a strong majority, 60%, of Washingtonians support changing state law to allow charter public schools, and 64% say they support allowing low-income and minority children in urban neighborhoods to attend such schools.

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