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Selected readings on US charter schools

UTAH: Bill would give enrollment preference to grandchildren of charter school founders

SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers Thursday gave their first nod of approval to a bill that would make it easier for the grandchildren of a charter school’s founder to attend … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

UTAH’s schools educating 11,566 more students this year

The superintendent’s report also notes that the share of ethnic minority students rose to 23.5 percent statewide. Utah’s charter schools continue to add students at a faster clip than do … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

UTAH: Charter schools doing well

Now that Utah’s schools have each received a letter grade as part of a state-imposed accountability system, some are calling attention to the fact that Utah’s charter schools received roughly … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

UTAH charter schools’ grades no better than traditional schools

SALT LAKE CITY — Charter schools fared about the same as traditional schools under Utah’s controversial new public school grading system. Comparing the two shows similar percentages of A’s, B’s, … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Charter school pioneer discusses innovative ed movement at UTAH conference

Former Minnesota State Sen. Ember Reichgott Junge discusses first-in-nation charter school law. Charter schools could not get out of the political battleground of polarized lawmakers of today. That’s according to … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

UTAH students make education work with the click of a mouse

SALT LAKE CITY — Rachel Halliburton wanted to help her mother care for Rachel’s 10 younger siblings. Madison Angelos had trouble focusing in a crowded classroom and was looking for … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

UTAH: What does it take to start a charter school?

Starting a Charter School is easier and harder than you might think. The process is outlined in the Charter Application easily downloaded from the USOE website. The USOE has training … Continue reading

June 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

UTAH charter schools under new performance scrutiny

For the first time, the State Charter School Board has evaluated Utah’s 81 charter schools in three key areas — academics, finances and governance — creating a baseline for comparing … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

UTAH: Columnist not correct on charter funding

Mark Twain popularized the saying that there are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies and statistics. People will often use numbers to bolster an argument or legitimize a point … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

UTAH: Charter schools should be accountable

In recent years, Utah charter schools have fulfilled the needs of students that otherwise might not have been met. The Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering & Sciences and Tuacahn … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

UTAH: Nearby charter schools boost public school performance, researcher says

SALT LAKE CITY — Public schools may see a jump in math, science and language arts test scores — if a charter school is in the same neighborhood. Mike Martineau, … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

UTAH: House committee supports bill calling for innovative charter schools

SALT LAKE CITY — The House Education Committee showed support for new, innovative charter schools on Friday, passing HB344. The bill requires the State Charter School Board to request applications … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

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