Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

VIRGINIA: Senate OKs Amendment to Boost Charter Schools

RICHMOND – Virginia could see a surge in charter schools in coming years as a proposed constitutional amendment begins the long journey toward passage. On a 21-17 vote, the Virginia … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

What This Week’s Elections Mean for Charter Schools

While there were only a small number of elections and referendums at stake on Tuesday, some of them had big implications for public charter schools: 1.  Virginia will likely remain … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gov. McDonnell visits VIRGINIA Beach charter school

This is it, Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday at Green Run Collegiate. This is what his staff has been trying to create across Virginia, he said – charter schools – … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Will VIRGINIA’s New Governor Make Charter Schools a Priority?

Four charter schools in 15 years. At a time when states throughout the nation are embracing charter schools and enrollment in them is growing rapidly, those six words – four … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Held back: VIRGINIA charter schools lag as other states move ahead

RICHMOND — Republicans support them. Democrats like them. Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama all embrace them. So why does Virginia keep getting F’s on charter schools? “Lack of … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Number of charter schools in VIRGINIA to triple under Norfolk plan

Charter schools are poised to gain a much larger foothold in Virginia thanks to a plan under consideration by the Norfolk school board to transform 10 traditional public schools into … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rushing Charter Schools in VIRGINIA

The Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) recently announced a decision to use a new state law in Virginia to open ten “Conversion Charters”.  The ten schools are expected to adopt their … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

VIRGINIA: Norfolk charter school plan gets mostly warm welcome

Superintendent Samuel King’s ambitious plan to transform the struggling division appears to have support from elected and community leaders who argue bold innovation is what the schools need. King met … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

A slow start for charter schools in VIRGINIA

On Friday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) visited the Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts in Richmond, part of the congressman’s recent efforts to make K-12 school reform … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

VIRGINIA: Charter School May Save Small Elementary in Loudoun

Charter schools have become common place in urban centers, but now in the middle of Loudoun County’s horse country, a charter school may be the only thing that saves one … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

New public charter school in VIRGINIA Beach to open in September

Virginia Beach, Va. – An information session will be held tonight  at 7 p.m. about Green Run Collegiate, a new public charter school scheduled to open this September in Virginia Beach. If … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

VIRGINIA: Ensuring educational opportunity for all students

Letter to the Editor: Most students in Virginia have the opportunity to attend quality public schools. These students graduate ready to go to college or begin a career. National rankings … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · Leave a comment


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