Charter Schools

8/27/2013

8/27/2013
Recently, the Associated Press, Education Next (EdNext) and PDK/Gallup each released polls on Americans' views on a range of education issues. The surveys covered a lot of ground, but a few unifying themes emerged.

8/26/2013

8/26/2013
Thirty-four school systems could be affected, including those of Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist and St. Tammany parishes. Under the lawsuit, the state would be barred from assigning students in those systems to private schools unless a federal judge agreed to it. A court hearing is tentatively set for Sept. 19.

8/23/2013

8/23/2013
A new public charter high school being proposed in Andover, Mass., called STEAM Studio, would abide by the same laws and rules as district schools, be governed by a public board of trustees and be overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

8/21/2013

8/21/2013
Federal laws and regulations could save Pennsylvania school districts from having to turn over as much as $150 million that charter schools say they are owed.

8/19/2013

8/19/2013
Charter schools, vouchers schools, and online schools aren’t all the same – and they often don’t even have to meet the same educational requirements to operate. After his daughter recently tried to get into college and was denied, saying that her charter school diploma was worthless, David Sheriff, a dad of two, says he understands the ongoing concern about quality control in non-traditional schools.

8/16/2013

8/16/2013
Four people with varied backgrounds—in computer science, art, math and design—have banded together in Brooklyn to rethink how programming is taught and opened the School for Poetic Computation.

8/15/2013

8/15/2013
Without fanfare, the district posted an official “request for proposals” to its website Monday that invites charter schools to apply to open shop in what the school district has identified as priority neighborhoods—large swaths of the Southwest and Northwest sides.

8/13/2013

8/13/2013
In the past three years, 16 of the 23 charter contracts the state of Texas has awarded have gone to entities with religious ties.

8/9/2013

8/9/2013
Indiana's top education official acknowledged manipulation in the way the state's schools are graded, the latest fallout from an Associated Press report stating that the official's predecessor secretly worked to improve the score of a charter school founded by an influential Republican donor.
8/9/2013
School Committee member David Birnbach is one of the driving players behind STEAM Studio, a school for ninth- through 12th-graders. The proposal for a charter high school in Andover (Mass.) caught many in the town off guard this week—as much for who is proposing it as the fact that it’s being proposed at all.

8/7/2013

8/7/2013
Leaders of Indiana's two largest online charter schools say low student test scores don't tell the whole picture of how the schools are performing.
8/7/2013
A Columbus church seeking to become a charter school sponsor lost another round in court last month.

8/6/2013

8/6/2013
Statewide, 19 new charter schools will be splitting $3.8 million in planning grants to develop the structure and curriculum of their schools.
8/6/2013
Eight high-performing charter schools in the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan will share instructional techniques with traditional district schools starting in September.

7/31/2013

7/31/2013
Project-based learning school Muskingum Valley New Tech Academy, part of Zanesville (Ohio) High School, will open up to grades seven and eight for the next school year after being open only to grades nine to 11 this past year.

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