Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

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

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

MASSACHUSETTS: Leading The Way In Education Means Lifting The Charter School Cap

The demand by Gov. Charlie Baker in last week’s inauguration speech for more charter schools undoubtedly prompted groaning from scores of legislators still licking wounds from the charter cap battle they … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Charter school bill expected in Alabama Legislature

Republicans will try again in the coming legislative session to bring charter schools to the state of Alabama, at least on a limited basis. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

New York City Will Provide Free Space for a Dozen Charter Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration said Tuesday that it would provide free space in public school buildings to a dozen new or expanding charter schools, including 10 run by Eva … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

MISSOURI: All-girls charter school founded by Stillman finds home

Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls has purchased an approximately 57,000-square-foot building at 1901 N. Kingshighway Blvd., the site of a former Imagine charter school, for $1.75 million. The sale closed … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

NC State Board of Education OKs 11 new charter schools

RALEIGH — The State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved 11 new charter schools that are expected to open in the fall, including a school in Southeast Raleigh that … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

MINNESOTA: New charter school to have environmental focus

A new public charter school will open near Maple Lake this fall with a focus on environmental stewardship. For Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy, such a focus — coupled with … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

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