Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

DELAWARE approves four charters, rejects one

Delaware officials approved four new charter schools Thursday, rejected one application, placed two charters set to open this fall under tight scrutiny over enrollment concerns and allowed an existing school … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Why do DELAWARE parents pick charter schools?

Twenty legislators have asked the state Board of Education to consider the possible harm five new charter school applications pose to the Red Clay Consolidated School District. The legislators are … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

DELAWARE: New dual language charter school coming to Wilmington

The state’s first dual-language Expeditionary Learning elementary charter school plans to open its doors in August of next year. Students will split their time learning in both English and Spanish … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Education report lauds DELAWARE Gov. Jack Markell as ‘pro-reform’

Governor’s office disputes charters assessment While many consider Jack Markell an “education reform” governor, a recent national report gives Delaware a squarely average ranking on reform efforts – and Markell’s … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

DELAWARE General Assembly passes Charter School Reform

The Delaware General Assembly passed the House Bill 165 June 25 to better support high-performing charter schools. Tuesday’s 17-4 vote came after house approval by a 31-9 margin on June … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Charter bill critical for DELAWARE’s children

This week, the Delaware Senate could vote on House Bill 165, a major update to the state’s charter school law that was put in place 18 years ago. The bill … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

DELAWARE: House approves charter school reform legislation

DOVER — After nearly two hours of heated discussion on 11 amendments, lawmakers in the state’s House of Representatives passed an aggressive charter school reform bill Tuesday that updated the … Continue reading

June 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

DELAWARE: Bill would toughen charter schools’ oversight, allow access to state funding

A bill that would toughen oversight of charter schools would also award more money to charters with proven track records and allow them to access capital funding from the state. … Continue reading

June 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

DELAWARE: Military charter school could come to Smyrna-Clayton area

Community leaders and parents in Kent County are hoping to bring a military charter school to the area, possibly even to Smyrna or Clayton, in time for the 2014-2015 school … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

DELAWARE: The missing link in charter school reform

The state is reviewing the existing charter law for possible revisions. This might be a good time to think about the missing link in the charter school reform movement, i.e., … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

DELAWARE: Sussex Academy achieves high proficiency ratings from state

The Sussex Academy in Georgetown recently achieved high proficiency ratings from the Delaware Department of Education Charter School Office. The Delaware State Board of Education, Governor’s Office and Delaware Department … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

DELAWARE: Families, children benefit from school choice

Jacob floundered in his first year of high school. The 2000 student building seemed to swallow him whole – he did not feel any connection to his teachers, administrators or … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

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