Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

NEBRASKA: Parents testifying in the Legislature say time for charter schools is now

LINCOLN — A legislative hearing on a bill to create charter schools in Nebraska came down to time. Anxious parents said Tuesday that they couldn’t wait any longer for Nebraska … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEBRASKA: Lautenbaugh pushes for charter schools in OPS

LINCOLN (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker is continuing his fight to bring charter schools to the state. Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh, of Omaha, introduced a bill that would allow for the … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEBRASKA: Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh: Omaha fertile ground for charter schools

Omaha’s poorest neighborhoods would be a good place to open charter schools, an Omaha lawmaker said. State Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh said charter schools have proved effective in serving students from … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEBRASKA lawmakers raise arguments on charter schools

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Lawmakers who support a bill previously considered dead that would allow charter schools in Omaha forced a debate on the issue Tuesday while discussing an unrelated … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEBRASKA education chief slams charter school bill

LINCOLN — Nebraska Education Commissioner Roger Breed came out swinging Monday against a bill that would allow limited charter schools to be created in Omaha. The state’s top education official … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEBRASKA: Effort Underway To Create Charter Schools In Omaha

A group of volunteers is trying to drum up support for creating charter schools in Omaha. The group went around knocking on doors Sunday to talk about a bill in … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEBRASKA: With new report, it’s time to talk charter schools, vouchers, says think tank chief

A report commissioned by an Omaha-based think tank indicates its time to talk charter schools, tax credits and vouchers in Nebraska, the group’s executive director said Tuesday. Jim Vokal, who … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · Leave a comment


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