Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

LOUISIANA: Charter schools survive challenges in committee

BATON ROUGE – Charter schools, especially those seeking to come to Lafayette Parish or already located there, survived two pieces of legislation Thursday that could threaten their existence or economic viability. … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEVADA: Liberal arts charter school to open in August

Faculty members in formal business attire will be greeting students with a firm handshake as they arrive to their classes during the opening of their new school this summer. The … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Andre Agassi Building More Charter Schools in S. Nevada

Even though the Clark County School District is the fifth largest district in the country, it still has fewer than 20 charter schools to give parents more options in their … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEVADA Charter Schools Among Top in the Nation

LAS VEGAS — Charter schools are an option for families in Clark County to give their kids free public education with many of the benefits of a private school. This week … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

NEVADA: Clark County’s charter schools continue to chart strong growth

Clark County charter schools have among the fastest enrollment growth in the country, according to a national report released Tuesday. What are charter schools? Charter schools are public schools that … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEVADA: Break charter school barriers

Demand for alternatives to neighborhood Clark County public schools continues to exceed the valley’s supply of them. Thousands of students are on wait lists for charter schools and Clark County … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEVADA: ‘Classical model’ charter school OK’d for Las Vegas

CARSON CITY — A proposed Las Vegas charter school where students would learn Latin, read original Constitution documents and be required to acquire more credits to graduate than other schools … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEVADA: Charter schools and my opinion columns

I received the following inquiry from the Bonanza’s editor: “I’ve had a reader question me about your relationship with the Mariposa Academy, the building/property where it’s located … and whether … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

NEVADA: Stampede for school choice

To say valley parents are starving for school choice is an insult to hunger. Demand for public school alternatives to typical neighborhood campuses is so great, the state is years … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEVADA: Holding charter schools accountable

The release of the Silver State’s first round of school star ratings under the Nevada School Performance Framework this month marks a new era for our state’s education system — … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEVADA: Grants save Rainshadow Community Charter School in Reno from closing

When news of the closing of Rainshadow Community Charter School came out last month, the community stepped up. Thanks to grants from the Redfield Foundation and another local charitable foundation … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEVADA: Charter school attendance grows year after year

As area school rooms bulge with more and more students and teachers squeeze into fuller classrooms, some parents are opting out of the norm, choosing a well-researched alternative instead. Charter … Continue reading

February 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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