Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

New effort underway to change Maryland charter schools law

Maryland should recruit successful charter schools to the state and consider granting them greater autonomy and control over teacher contracts, according to a newly released study by the Abell Foundation, … Continue reading

January 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

MARYLAND: College Park Academy opens for 300 sixth-, seventh-graders

The bell rang, and they filed in with their zebra-print lunch boxes, oversized backpacks and neon Converse shoes. In a high-ceilinged room next to a wall of windows, they sat … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

MARYLAND: Unique partnership builds college pipeline for Baltimore students

College Park joins network of colleges to sign on to recruit KIPP charter students A chant resembling a rally at a college stadium rang from a first-grade classroom at the … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

MARYLAND: State supports 52 charter schools, giving parents options

BALTIMORE — Eighth-grade math teacher Matthew Fleck needs to remind his class only once. While explaining how to graph algebraic equations, the instructor senses some of his KIPP Ujima Village … Continue reading

May 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

MARYLAND: Charter school students make state Mathcounts team

‘Math has always been one of my passions.” Those are the words of Jeremy Dy, an eighth-grader at Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School in Hanover. He and fellow eighth-grader … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

MARYLAND: Proposed law would force school boards to heed parents’ petitions for school reform

National education reform advocates support a Maryland bill that would mandate reform for failing schools whenever a majority of parents petition for intervention, but the state superintendent and the state … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

MARYLAND: Public forum about opening a Carroll County public charter school

Carroll County could see the opening of its first public charter school as early as the fall of 2014. A grassroots community group, Sustainable Futures Inc., filed its letter of … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

MARYLAND: Charter School Students, Parents, Teachers Lobby Lawmakers

Ten years after Maryland’s charter school law was enacted, more than 200 student, parents and teachers from charter schools around the state were in Annapolis today to urge lawmakers to … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

MARYLAND: Parents submit proposal for charter school with environmental focus

A small group of Washington County parents has submitted to Washington County Public Schools a concept proposal for a charter school with an environmental focus and a strong emphasis on … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

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