Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

WISCONSIN: Milwaukee’s Charter Schools Out-Performing Traditional Schools While Educating Students from Similar Backgrounds

A look at 2012-2013 data show that Milwaukee’s charter schools outperformed the city’s traditional public schools when it came to state metrics. These institutions scored significantly higher on both the … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

WISCONSIN: Charter schools continue to expand in Fox Cities

As lawmakers continue to debate a proposal that could greatly expand independent charter schools in Wisconsin, plans are in place to increase public school-based charter options in the Fox Cities. … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

WISCONSIN: Charter schools continue to expand in Fox Cities

As lawmakers continue to debate a proposal that could greatly expand independent charter schools in Wisconsin, plans are in place to increase public school-based charter options in the Fox Cities. … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

WISCONSIN: Bill would allow charter schools to expand free of districts, unions

Wisconsin could see a dramatic rise in the number of charter schools operating outside of districts and without teachers unions, under a new Assembly bill brought by Republicans that would … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

WISCONSIN: Once blocked, Twitter and other social media become classroom tools

More learning encouraged in 140-character bites Taxation, representation and slavery were up for debate recently at Wauwatosa West High School, where juniors engaged in a multi-day, in-class simulation of the … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

WISCONSIN: Public charter schools a golden opportunity to help children

As America struggles with high numbers of school dropouts and too few students who are proficient in math and reading, state lawmakers in Madison have a golden opportunity to strengthen … Continue reading

November 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Charters Receive Fresh Look in WISCONSIN Legislature

State Sen. Alberta Darling has proposed a measure to increase the number of independent charters in Wisconsin while replicating the highest-performing charter schools. Because most Wisconsin charters must be approved … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

WISCONSIN: Oshkosh school board dissolves Key to Learning charter school

The Oshkosh school district has discontinued a charter school based on teaching students to take ownership of their learning after making similar practices standard policy in all district schools. Staff … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

WISCONSIN: Half of virtual charter schools judged in new report cards miss mark

Virtual charter schools are on the rise in Wisconsin, but so far new accountability standards that hold them to the same expectations as regular public schools do not paint a … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

WISCONSIN: Vinehout Simply Wrong On Independent Charter Schools

State Senator Kathleen Vinehout, a possible contender for governor, let her displeasure be known concerning a proposed expansion of non-instrumentality charter schools in Wisconsin. The Illinois expatriate asked in an … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Expand WISCONSIN’s best charter schools

Wisconsin has some 2,200 public schools. Only about 10 percent are charters schools. And only 1 percent — fewer than two dozen — are charter schools authorized by public institutions … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

WISCONSIN: Learning From Charters to Shape a District

Kettle Moraine School District’s vision statement reads, “Our Vision is LEARNING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES and our purpose is TO CULTIVATE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, CITIZENSHIP, AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.” After a visit to the … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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