Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

SOUTH CAROLINA: Public charter schools enhance education

A recent guest column, “Public schools outperform charter schools,” by Rock Hill school board member Jane Sharp centered on public charter schools. In one column, it is difficult to cover … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

SOUTH CAROLINA: Charter schools provide much-needed option for SC students

COLUMBIA, SC –  It’s interesting that an education professor working at a private college where the tuition exceeds $40,000 per year has such insight into what is best for public-school … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

SOUTH CAROLINA: Charter schools struggle with space, seek state remedy

COLUMBIA, SC — South Carolina’s public charter schools struggle to find and pay for space, and often end up without access to kitchens, libraries, or places for kids to play … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Report finds SOUTH CAROLINA charter schools don’t have equitable access to buildings

South Carolina charter schools don’t have equitable access to buildings and financing for capital projects, and that puts their subset of public school students at an educational disadvantage, according to … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

SOUTH CAROLINA: Legacy earns gold for push on health

Local charter school’s lunch menus, physical education programs noted Legacy Charter School has received the Healthier US School Challenge Gold award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It was the … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

SOUTH CAROLINA: GREEN Charter School opens in Greenville

On a sunny day, it’s so bright inside the new charter school on Pelham Road that you almost need sunglasses, thanks to 29 brand new skylights. That’s just one thing … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

SOUTH CAROLINA: SC online schools fear becoming “dumping ground’

COLUMBIA, SC — Leaders of the state’s charter school district fear its fledgling online schools are becoming a “dumping ground” for the state’s most at-risk students. Students in danger of … Continue reading

September 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

SOUTH CAROLINA: Charter schools deserve equitable funding

Columbia, SC — Thanks to parent advocates’ hard work, S.C. students begin this school year with more choices than ever before. As a parent, a former teacher and the leader … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

SOUTH CAROLINA Public Charter School District sees improvement in federal accountability grade

MYRTLE BEACH — The S.C. Public Charter School District was given a C in the latest results of the Federal Accountability System, an improvement from its D rating the previous … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

SOUTH CAROLINA: Pickens County’s first charter school receives perfect letter grade

PICKENS — The South Carolina Department of Education released letter grades for the state’s public schools today based upon student achievement and improvement in school year 2012-2013. Pickens County’s only … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

SOUTH CAROLINA: Some parents question GREEN Charter School’s curriculum

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – A building off Pelham Road in Greenville County is under construction, but it will soon be the site of GREEN Charter School, which stands for … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

SOUTH CAROLINA: Nation’s First Blended STEM Charter School Set to Open in Columbia

Education improvement initiatives on the federal and local level are based on the belief that all children are capable of learning.  However how each student learns can be as uniquely … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 1 Comment


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