Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

OKLAHOMA: TPS gets $100,000 Gates Foundation grant for charter compact

Tulsa Public Schools is among five districts nationwide selected for partnerships that officials say will improve collaboration between the district and its charter schools. Through the partnership with the Bill … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

OKLAHOMA May Become Second State to Offer Education Savings Accounts

Oklahoma lawmakers have proposed legislation which would create education savings accounts for students in low-income families, with special needs, or in military families. A Friedman Foundation study out Tuesday found … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

OKLAHOMA: Tulsa school board adopts new charter schools compact

The Tulsa school board scrapped its old agreement with the three charter schools it sponsors and adopted a new one Tuesday. Leaders on both sides say the new collaboration compact … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

OKLAHOMA: Charter schools make their mark on OKC district

Despite some mixed results, charter schools in the Oklahoma City school district generally are outperforming their traditional public school counterparts. And that has district administrators taking notice. Once perceived as … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

OKLAHOMA: Number of online charter schools in Oklahoma may grow

OKLAHOMA CITY -— While other states have taken action to prevent them from opening to the public, the number of online charter schools is set to grow significantly in Oklahoma. … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

OKLAHOMA: Barresi calls for regulations for virtual charter schools

State Superintendent Janet Barresi is calling for legislation to strengthen academic and financial standards for the state’s virtual charter schools. Although a strong proponent of these schools, she believes that … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

OKLAHOMA: Charter school sues over Okla. report release

An online charter school in Oklahoma has sued the stateDepartment of Education after the agency refused to release the school’s report card detailing student achievement. Epic One on One is the only … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

OKLAHOMA: Lawmakers, Parents Express Disappointment “Parent Empowerment Act” Will Not Advance in 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – Lawmakers and parents who supported a measure that would have allowed parents to “trigger” major changes in their local underperforming schools are disappointed the bill did not … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

OKLAHOMA: Statewide virtual charter school board begins work

The board of Oklahoma’s statewide virtual charter school met for the first time March 18. The school’s sponsoring board is the Oklahoma Department of Education. The board responsible for the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

OKLAHOMA: Statewide Virtual Charter School board members

Four of the five seats on the Statewide Virtual Charter School board are filled. The fifth spot will be filled with an appointment by Speaker of the House T.W. Shannon. … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

OKLAHOMA: School success is no embarrassment

In Oklahoma City, Tracy McDaniel is principal of KIPP Reach College Preparatory charter school. More than 90 percent of the school’s students are minorities and 83 percent are poor enough … Continue reading

March 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

OKLAHOMA House passes bill changing A-F grading system

The bill is intended to lessen the effect of the lowest 25 percent of test scores on an Oklahoma school’s grade. The Oklahoma House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment


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