Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

Who’s behind MONTANA’s school choice movement?

Advocates for “school choice” — the use of tax credits or public money to help finance public-school alternatives in Montana like charter or private schools — have hit a high-water … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

MONTANA: Republicans Seek A Pass On Charter Schools For a Second Time

Education in Montana under debate as Republican lawmakers back another bill proposing charter schools in Montana but this time its being heard in the senate first. On its second attempt … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

MONTANA: Empower parents by offering effective charter schools (Parent Letter)

As I write this, I am sitting in a high school classroom, filling in as a substitute for the regular classroom teacher. My students are precious treasures, full of potential … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

MONTANA: GOP’s school choice bill unexpectedly shot down

HELENA — The House unexpectedly flipped Tuesday on a Republican proposal to bring charter schools to Montana, although the proposal may not be dead yet. The chamber rejected the measure … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

MONTANA: House GOP advances bills to boost school choice

HELENA, Mont. (AP) Montana House Republicans are advancing proposals aimed at aiding alternatives to public schools. One measure endorsed by the chamber Monday would establish charter schools. Supporters say the … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

MONTANA: Bills advance to provide public funding for private, charter schools

HELENA — Three “school choice” bills that use state funds or tax credits to help finance private or charter schools passed out of legislative committees Wednesday on mostly party line … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

MONTANA: Panel hears push for charter schools

HELENA – A mother from Laurel did something unexpected when testifying at a hearing — she held her cellphone to the lectern’s microphone and played a message from her school … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

MONTANA: College initiative spreads charter schools across country

Two bills were introduced in the Montana state legislature this week to get tax credits for private schools in the state. Phillip Kilgore, director of the charter school program at … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

MONTANA: Bill calls for charter schools

Today a bill was heard in the house that could bring charter schools to the state of Montana. The sponsor of the bill says Montana is one of 8 states … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment


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