charter schools

Thousands rally in support of charter schools in NYC

Many charter school parents and teachers are upset over some proposals by Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio, which include ending the practice of allowing charter schools to share space in buildings with traditional public schools.

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Pa. publishes school report card, including online and vo-tech schools

The state Department of Education has released the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile, with information on each individual public school, including charter, cyber-charter, and vocational-technical schools.

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NewSchools invests $1.6M in three Boston-area charter schools

NewSchools Venture Fund’s Boston Charter School Replication Fund announced its investment of $1.6 million in three charter management organizations. These ventures will improve the quality of education to underserved K12 students.

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Texas ed chief approves new San Antonio charter schools

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams approved an Arizona-based charter school's application to operate a network of five charter schools in San Antonio. Carpe Diem Schools, which has campuses in Yuma, Ariz., and in the Midwest, wants to establish five San Antonio locations, each accommodating about 300 students in grades six through 12.

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Pa. House bill sets up review of charter school funding

The Pennsylvania House sent the Senate a package of revisions to charter school regulations, including a temporary change in payments made to cyber charter schools while a commission is examining charter funding.

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San Mateo district petitions for a project-learning-based high school

A petition was filed with the San Mateo Union High School District Thursday for a new high school focused on design and hands-on projects while retaining traditional learning.

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York, Pa. School of Technology opens new tech lab

Sixteen racks of new computer routers and servers turned on for students at the York County School of Technology in Pennsylvania on Monday afternoon. The Cisco Network Academy lab is available at a growing number of Pennsylvania tech schools.

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The wrong kind of education reform

High-stakes teacher accountability, merit pay, shuttering “failing” schools—are believed to be essential if public schools are ever going to get better. And these maxims underlie the commitment to charter schools and vouchers.

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Success Academy 'zero tolerance' disciplinary policy comes under fire

Success Academy, the charter school chain that boasts sky-high student scores on annual state tests, has for years used a “zero tolerance” disciplinary policy to suspend, push out, discharge, or demote the very pupils who might lower those scores—children with special needs or behavior problems.

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At charter schools, short careers by choice

As tens of millions of pupils across the country begin their school year, charter networks are developing what amounts to a youth cult in which teaching for two to five years is seen as acceptable and, at times, even desirable.

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