Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

KANSAS: Plan would bring a public charter school to midtown Kansas City

A move toward collaboration between Kansas City Public Schools and public charter schools is about to be put to the test. A group of midtown parents trying to mold a … Continue reading

March 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

KANSAS: Children learn by doing at Walton charter school

Imagine a school where there are no textbooks, no worksheets, or no tests. That is what it’s like for students who attend the Walton 21st Century Rural Life Center. Formerly … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Charter school movement flounders in KANSAS

Kansas has never been known as a hotbed of charter schools. But new figures from the Kansas State Department of Education show that the number of charter schools — quasi-independent … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

KANSAS: Sen. Wagle to push for charter schools

State Senate President Susan Wagle told a Wichita Republican club Friday that she wants to push ahead with expanding charter schools in the state after the Supreme Court rules on … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

KANSAS: ALEC-based charter school bill getting second chance

Lawrence schools are on spring break this week, a fact that sparked some fear in the newsroom that there wouldn’t be much education news for a few days. But Kansas … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Charter schools bill fails in KANSAS House committee

Topeka — With both sides claiming they wanted what was best for students, a bill that would have expanded charter schools in Kansas was rejected on Friday. House Bill 2320 … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

KANSAS: Bill could make way for more charter schools

Two bills recently proposed in the Kansas Legislature could make innovative charter schools more mainstream in Kansas. That is what one local educator sees potential for at least. McPherson College … Continue reading

March 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Proposed legislation promotes KANSAS charter schools

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two bills introduced in the Legislature would give charter schools greater freedom to open and operate in Kansas, where the schools have struggled to find a foothold. … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Farm theme boosts enrollment in rural KANSAS school

WALTON, Kansas (Reuters) – The first clue is a sign “Fresh Eggs for Sale” in front of the school. There is a sheep pen on the baseball field and the … Continue reading

February 16, 2013 · Leave a comment


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