Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

ARKANSAS: 100 percent of Delta charter school class accepted to college

An Arkansas charter school is transforming an impoverished region of the state with one of the highest college acceptance rates in the state. High crime and poverty rates usually breed … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Arkansans Seek More School Choice

School choice proponents hope a new Arkansas charter school will preface even more options for families once lawmakers reconvene in 2015. “There is a growing interest in making sure that … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Charter Schools open in ARKANSAS

(KATV) Little Rock – Charters schools were among those welcoming back students for another school year Monday. They are a divisive topic; some say they hurt traditional schools, while others … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

LOUISIANA: Delhi Charter to consider arrangement with ARKANSAS school

The Delhi Charter School Board will consider a one-year agreement tonight that would allow 80 Louisiana students to continue an education in Arkansas funded by Louisiana tax dollars. The agreement … Continue reading

June 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

ARKANSAS: State Lawmakers Send Charter School Approval Bill to Mike Beebe

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas lawmakers have given their final approval to a bill to change the way the state approves charter schools. The Senate voted 32-3 Thursday for the bill … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

ARKANSAS House advances charter school law changes

LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas House lawmakers on Thursday approved a scaled-back proposal to change how the state authorizes charter schools. The House voted 87-0 to pass a bill by … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

ARKANSAS: House panel backs change to charter school process

A House committee has approved legislation that would change the way Arkansas approves charter schools applications. The House Education Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would designate the state Education … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rural, poor, successful: Every ARKANSAS KIPP Delta grad accepted into college

HELENA, ARKANSAS — Diamond Akiniboboye answers immediately when asked where she will attend college. “I plan to go to Duke University,” she says. She also is quick to say what … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

ARKANSAS: Former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush urges lawmakers to expand use of charter schools

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush urged Arkansas lawmakers Tuesday to expand the use of charter schools in the state, calling increasing education options a civil rights … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

ARKANSAS: Republican House Caucus Pushes for Charter Schools

A battle shaping up in the legislature over your child’s education. The Arkansas Republican house caucus is pushing for the creation of a charter school commission. The caucus says charters … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

ARKANSAS: Should Failing Schools Be Put on Death Row?

Tired of listening to naysayers, an Arkansas education reformer is pushing hard for school choice and the death of the failing school. Laurie Lee has an analogy she likes to … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

ARKANSAS: Lawmakers Propose New Charter School Panel

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas state lawmakers are proposing to change the process for approving new charter schools. Republican Rep. Mark Biviano of Searcy filed a bill Thursday that … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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