Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

KENTUCKY: Public charter schools should be an option for state’s children

As the 2015 General Assembly gets underway, it’s important that our legislators put Kentucky’s children first by voting yes on legislation to bring high-quality charter schools to our state. Last … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nearly Three-Quarters of KENTUCKY Voters Favor Creating Public Charter Schools

Today the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released a poll showing 71 percent of Kentucky voters support creating public charter schools. Support for charter schools crosses party lines and … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

KENTUCKY: Why I support charter schools

Earlier this week I was tremendously honored to be named to the board of directors for the Kentucky Charter Schools Association.  It was exciting to join such a diverse and … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

KENTUCKY: School Choice Yields Triple Benefit

LEXINGTON, KY – In the early days, school-choice opponents frequently got away with baseless allegations that usually carried some variation of the following theme: public charter schools and private school … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Charter school performance soars when students spend enough time in them to benefit

The Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) research group at Stanford University recently released an update report titled “National Charter School Study 2013,” a continuation of a study they … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bill puts charter schools back in spotlight in KENTUCKY

Shelbyville Republican hopes latest plan soothes critics on accountability, funding, harm to public districts The controversial charter school discussion has boomeranged back to center stage in Kentucky. The state’s Republicans … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

KENTUCKY Republicans seizing on charter school issue

Republicans in Kentucky are pressing the state to allow charter schools, saying state policy on the issue could determine whether the next generation succeeds. Any future Kentucky governor who ignores … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Senator McConnell Participates in KENTUCKY Charter School Association Education Summit

‘Kentucky is one of only eight states that do not have public charter schools, but with your knowledge and expertise, I hope we can change that’ LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

KENTUCKY: Passing charter school law will widen opportunities

Every parent has dreams for their children. Dreams that they will grow up healthy and happy, do well in school, go to college, and be successful beyond their wildest imaginings. … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Survey: Vulnerable KENTUCKIANS want charter schools

Herculean efforts by labor bosses at Kentucky’s teachers unions to convince lawmakers that charter schools are neither needed nor wanted in the commonwealth have succeeded. Our commonwealth remains one of … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Little Charter School Bill Passes KENTUCKY Senate, Fails House

A limited bill to introduce charter schools in Kentucky passed the state’s Senate, but failed in the House. Kentucky has almost no school choice, unless families can afford private school … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

KENTUCKY Charter Schools Movement May Get Bump From Carl Rollins’ Resignation, Advocate Says

A leading Kentucky charter schools advocate says he’s hopeful the state House leadership will choose a new chairman for the House education committee who is open to charter schools. The … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

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