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Charter School Rejection May Result in Hiring Freeze in Nashville

Nashville school officials say they've discussed a partial hiring freeze if the state goes through with plans to withhold $3.4 million from the district after its rejection of a charter school proposal.

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Futuristic Rocketship Schools Redefine Teaching

So far the results are promising: Rocketship students score among the top performers on standardized tests.

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Are Charter Schools Worth It? Wash. Voters Will Decide

Washington's voters will in November again decide whether to allow charter schools in Washington, after having rejected similar proposals in 1995, 2000 and 2004.

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Lawsuit Alleges Conspiracy to Defeat Charter School Measure

Atlanta attorney and charter school advocate Glenn Delk has finally filed that lawsuit against 180 school districts in Georgia, alleging that along with “the Education Empire,” they have been engaged in a “coordinated campaign and conspiracy” to defeat the November ballot question on charter schools.

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Maine's First Charter School Opens

The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences at Good Will-Hinckley begins classes on Monday, making it the first charter school in the state’s history.

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New Hampshire Charter School Moratorium Could Be Lifted

The New Hampshire charter school moratorium could be lifted as soon as November if legislative budget writers approve an additional $5 million next month.

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Charter-School Amendment Not about Charter Schools

According to its backers, the proposed charter-school amendment on the ballot in November is intended to empower parents. As Gov. Nathan Deal put it back in May, “Georgians all across this state embrace the idea that parents should have more options and that parents should be more involved in the process of the education of their children.”

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Mayor's Plan to Close Schools Fuels Chicago Union's Fears

Emanuel's administration would close 80 to 120 public schools and open many charter schools, sources say

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Pennsylvania Charter, Public Schools Not Always Bound to Same Rules

Charter schools are public schools, funded with taxpayer dollars, but charter and regular public schools don't have to follow all of the same rules.

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North Carolina Board of Education Considers Expanding Charter Schools Number

North Carolina's school board could increase the number of charter schools in the state by a third within the next year if it accepts a screening committee's recommendations.

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