Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

CONNECTICUT charter schools receive less district funding, study shows

The Northeast Charter Schools Network Wednesday highlighted a nationwide study comparing funding for charter public school students to their peers in district-run public schools. Data shows that Connecticut charter students … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: Gov. Malloy expands safety grants to public charter schools

HARTFORD – Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy recently announced a proposal to expand the School Security Grant Program as part of his legislative agenda for 2014. This expansion will include … Continue reading

February 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: Support growing for more charter schools in Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT — An outspoken Hartford magnet school principal, a Rhode Island education reform advocate and a longtime city teacher who also happens to be the mayor’s ex, all want the … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: Path Academy charter school viewed by officials as economic engine

Path Academy, the second of the two state charter schools approved last year by the State Department of Education, will open its doors in August, with the specific mission of … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: City’s Charter Network Hires San Francisco Firm To Design The K-8 Public School Of The Future

The company that invented Apple’s computer mouse is coming to New Haven to help the Achievement First charter network invent a new model of K-8 schools. Achievement First (AF), a … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

81 Percent of Connecticut Charter Schools Out-Perform Host Districts in 2013 State Assessment

 This week, the Connecticut State Department of Education released its 2013 School and District Performance Reports, which evaluates student performance across the entire state. Data from the report show Connecticut public charter schools continue … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: The Child Is Loved–A Visit to Milner School

Milner School in Hartford joined the Commissioner’s Network at the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year. Instead of developing their own turnaround plan like Curiale School, Milner’s Turnaround Committee chose … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: State asks for new charter school concepts

The Connecticut State Department of Education has issued its latest request for proposals to create new charter schools in the state. As detailed in the request, the state’s budget contains … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: Hartford Officials Explain Charter School Choice

Absenteeism, Test Scores Cited In Plan To Convert Clark School For Achievement First HARTFORD — City school officials on Tuesday cited chronic absenteeism, declining enrollment and years of low test … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: When charters and districts collaborate, parents and kids win

Hartford is a national example of the success that is possible when school districts and public charter schools collaborate — and parents and students benefit most. The Hartford Board of … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: State OKs “Pioneering” Local Charter School

The state school board approved New Haven moms’ Montessori proposal Monday, launching Connecticut’s first-ever locally controlled charter school—with unionized teachers, to boot. The approval came Monday at a meeting of … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: Charter School Group Gears Up To Lower Suspension Rate

BRIDGEPORT — Six-year-old Christopher Tate is fidgeting in his chair and looking around — but not at the teacher — when Brandon Clark, a behavior interventionist, sidles up to him … Continue reading

July 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

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