Charter Pulse

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

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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