Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

ARIZONA: Autism Charter Schools Bring Wider Range of Options

Parents of autistic children face a unique challenge in finding the right school for their special needs children. It is often a balancing act between a specialized approach and a … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA: Scottsdale district floats idea of converting to charter schools

The Scottsdale Unified School District is grappling with a $4 million budget gap for 2014-15 and will face deeper cuts next year if voters again reject its override this fall. … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA: Proliferation of charter schools sweeps Arizona

If it seems there has been a steady influx of charter schools into the public school-dominated education system of Pinal County in the past decade, it’s because there has been. … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA: Charter schools have flooded Pinal County

If it seems there has been a steady influx of charter schools into the public school-dominated education system of Pinal County in the past decade, it’s because there has been. … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA: New charter-school push in Phoenix core

A new group is investing $2.5 million toward an ambitious goal: Its leaders want to open 25 new A-rated charter schools in Phoenix’s urban core by 2020. The New Schools … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA: Judge blocks state’s bid to collect refunds from charter schools

PHOENIX — State education officials have been blocked by a judge from taking nearly $5.9 million away from charter schools. The state Department of Education may not demand refunds from … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA: Charter schools work to boost literacy rates

PHOENIX — Twenty years ago this month, Arizona passed the first laws allowing charter schools in the state. Now there is a renewed push for more charter campuses in an … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA State Charter School Wins $2.9 Million Innovation Grant

A charter school system sponsored by Arizona State University will be receiving a sizable grant from the Department of Education in order to integrate the use of technology into its classrooms. ASU Preparatory Academy, with … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA Hopes New Charter Schools Can Lift Poor Phoenix Area

PHOENIX — In Arizona, the charter school movement has sold itself as a safe alternative for middle-class families looking to avoid the maze of underfunded neighborhood schools. The movement is … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA: Charter school works to keep teens in school, headed toward college

LAWRENCE — Lots of people told Destiny Clarke she would drop out of high school. Diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, she said she couldn’t sit through class all day … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA: More money for charter schools should mean higher expectations

For four years, Arizona charter schools have been arguing in court that they get a raw deal from the Legislature. Traditional school districts, they say, unfairly and unconstitutionally get more … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA charter schools want an extra $135 million a year

PHOENIX — The state’s charter schools are demanding more money from taxpayers, to the tune of $135 million a year. Attorney Kory Langhofer said lawmakers are not living up to … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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