charter schools

Model Legislation for Charter Laws

Franklin (Tenn.) School Board Officially Opposes Vouchers, State Approval of Charter Schools

There seems to be more questions than answers when it comes to the use of vouchers and the authorization of charter schools in the Franklin Special School District.

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Pa. Charters Impact Public School Budgets

Costs to New Castle and other public school districts statewide are mounting for students attending charter and cyber charter schools.

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Ark. Lawmakers Face Crowded Education Agenda

Court rulings on student transfers and school funding will collide with the desire of charter school and voucher advocates to take advantage of a new Republican majority when Arkansas legislators tackle education issues next year.

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Wash. Officials Say Many Questions Unanswered About Charters

School districts will need to share local levy money with any charter school that opens in their service area, but it's not clear how much.

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Charter Schools Outperform Public Schools in N.J., Study Finds

Students who attend New Jersey’s rapidly growing menu of charter schools earned higher math scores than their district school counterparts 40 percent of the time between 2007 and 2011, according to a report released today by Stanford University.

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Atlanta Schools Seek Consistency in Charters

Fulton County Schools Charter Coordinator Laura Stowell said last week she hopes a new district plan brings more consistency in charters and charter schools in the future as the system continues its transition to a charter system.

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D.C. Plan to Close 20 Public Schools Draws Opposition, Though Some Legislators See No Other Choice

Yesterday the D.C. Council wrapped up two hearings on D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson's plan to close and consolidate 20 schools in the coming two years. During the 14 hours of discussion and debate, councilmembers both heard from Henderson and questioned her plan, while activists and residents from across the city stayed at the Wilson Building for hours in order to make their opinions heard.

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New Charters Hoping to Take Wing in Pittsburgh Area

As many as four new charter schools could open in Pittsburgh next fall, and others are in the works for elsewhere in Allegheny County.

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Detroit No. 2 in Percentage of Charter School Students

A national report released this week shows charter school enrollment continues to grow in Detroit, Michigan and across the nation. The seventh annual report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools shows that Detroit now ranks No. 2 nationally when it comes to the percentage of students enrolled in charter schools.

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