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Selected readings on US charter schools

Maine bill would have state fund charter schools directly

Charter school budgets would receive money directly from the state, rather than from districts that send students to those schools, under a bill endorsed unanimously Wednesday by lawmakers on the … Continue reading

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ILLINOIS: Rauner touts charter schools at Decatur stop

DECATUR — For the third time in as many weeks, Gov. Bruce Rauner made a stop in Decatur. While previous stops have had Rauner speak to college students and local officials … Continue reading

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NEW JERSEY: Charter schools association files ethics complaint against Rutgers professor, SOSNJ founder

Contending that a Rutgers professor and public schools advocate has used her position, title and state university resources to wage a personally driven campaign against them, a group representing the … Continue reading

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NEW YORK: Teachers, charter schools battle for budget funds

The annual battle over public education funding in New York will pit teachers and school boards against a strong charter school lobby with deep pockets and backing from Democratic Gov. … Continue reading

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PENNSYLVANIA: Phila. school board approves five new charter schools

Signs were confiscated, protesters were led out by police and both charter school applicants and opponents made last minute appeals on Wednesday evening. At the peak of the testimony, about … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

VIRGINIA: Legislation Aims to Establish More Charter Schools

Of all the states in the nation that have charter schools, Virginia ranks the worst in giving students access to them, but a new amendment could change that. The amendment, … Continue reading

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VIRGINIA: Senate OKs Amendment to Boost Charter Schools

RICHMOND – Virginia could see a surge in charter schools in coming years as a proposed constitutional amendment begins the long journey toward passage. On a 21-17 vote, the Virginia … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI panel approves proposal to help charter schools

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri House committee on Monday approved a proposal requiring public schools to sell buildings to charter schools if requested, part of growing legislative efforts to … Continue reading

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MICHIGAN: Charter schools show up in force at the top–and bottom–of Bridge Magazine’s State Champ rankings

Charter schools in Michigan have several distinct differences from traditional public schools, but some schools are better than others at turning those differences into advantages. Public school academies, as they … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

NEW YORK: Music-Focused Charter School Proposed for Northern Manhattan

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The founder of a popular Uptown youth orchestra is hoping to expand his program’s reach by opening a charter school that will put music center stage. David … Continue reading

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Alabama may see charter schools this year

The 2015 legislative session may lead to the year when Alabama gets a charter school law. John Hill, a senior research analyst at the Alabama Policy Institute, says the political … Continue reading

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Charters Need Policy and Community Support

For charter schools to succeed, the schools themselves and the authorizers that approve and monitor them need to uphold the original grand bargain at the heart of the charter movement. … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

KENTUCKY: Public charter schools should be an option for state’s children

As the 2015 General Assembly gets underway, it’s important that our legislators put Kentucky’s children first by voting yes on legislation to bring high-quality charter schools to our state. Last … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

New effort underway to change Maryland charter schools law

Maryland should recruit successful charter schools to the state and consider granting them greater autonomy and control over teacher contracts, according to a newly released study by the Abell Foundation, … Continue reading

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