Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

D.C. officials say shutdown threatens students at charter schools

D.C. officials warned Wednesday that they will have to close charter schools, turning away 35,000 students, unless President Obama and Senate Democrats relent and pass a bill carving the city … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Charter schools sue ARIZONA to keep funding

State says error led to overpayments About 200 charter schools are seeking an injunction that would prevent the Arizona Department of Education from recouping more than $5 million in classroom-site … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

ILLINOIS: Teachers union, charter schools rail at CPS budget cuts

Per-pupil spending plans issued to principals As principals got a better sense this week of their school’s budget for the coming year, officials with the Chicago Teachers Union and privately … Continue reading

June 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

ARIZONA: Desegregation plan, competition from charter schools add to Tucson school district’s financial woes

School is out for summer, but Arizona school districts are looking ahead to the fall when they will face another year of lean budgets. We are offering a series of … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

PENNSYLVANIA cyber charter schools rally to oppose funding cuts

HARRISBURG, Pa., — A large contingent of PA Cyber Charter School students, parents, teachers and staff were among a thousand-plus charter school supporters who cheered speakers and swarmed through the Capitol … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: School reforms should be exempt from budget cuts

Teachers and principals are critical to children’s success in the classrooms, and a great educator can make a big difference in a child’s life. The statewide educator evaluation program ensures … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: Education Advocates Say Appropriations Budget Would Cripple Reforms

Advocates for education reform say the budget put forward by the General Assembly’s appropriations committee last week slashes key elements of the state’s school improvement efforts. “These cuts decimate essential … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

GEORGIA: Is the Sky Falling?

During the campaign to pass the Charter Amendment, there were predictions of doomsday for public education from all over the state if the Charter Amendment passed. Four months later, I … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Charter Schools Grow Despite Political Headwinds

Today the New Hampshire House of Representatives will vote on a budget that won’t fund $2.5 million for new charter schools. If that policy stands it would be mean a … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

CONNECTICUT: Adjust, don’t reverse education reform

Despite the state’s fiscal challenges, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has remained committed to the provisions of the education reform act he signed into law in May 2012. The legislature … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

US: How Federal Sequestration Could Affect Charter Schools

What is Sequestration? The sequester is a federal enforcement mechanism established in the Budget Control Act of 2011 that mandates automatic across‐the‐board spending cuts. It went into effect on March … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

ILLINOIS Network of Charter Schools responds to Chicago City Council ordinance

The proposed moratorium on charter schools currently being considered by the Chicago City Council is misguided and puts on hold the hopes of thousands of Chicago families. The resolution fails … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment


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