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Selected readings on US charter schools

TENNESSEE: With $2M investment, KIPP Nashville plans more charter schools

The Charter School Growth Fund-Tennessee, a public-private investment partnership that funds growth of charter schools, is investing $2 million in KIPP Nashville to support expansion, the organization announced today. KIPP … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Department of Ed. Outlines Proposed Priorities for Charter School Grantees

Charter school operators competing for federal grants are getting a first look at what the U.S. Department of Education would like to see in this year’s applications—and a chance to … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

RHODE ISLAND: Charter school wins $2.2-million grant to expand its network

CUMBERLAND — Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy has received a $2.2-million grant from the Charter School Growth Fund, a nonprofit organization that raises money to help expand charter school networks. … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

U.S. Department of Education Awards $2.8 Million in Charter School Grants for Planning, Program Design, Implementation and Dissemination

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of 17 grants totaling $2.8 million to charter developers for planning, program design, and initial implementation of new charter schools, as … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

FLORIDA charter school effort starting to roll

After a quiet start, a Race-To-The-Top-fueled effort to draw proven charter schools to Florida’s neediest communities is picking up steam. The $30 million Florida Charter School Growth Fund, begun in … Continue reading

September 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

HAWAII: A sunny day for charter school

Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha receives grant for photovoltaic system LIHUE — Ke Kula Niihau O Kekaha, a Hawaiian language charter school on Kauai’s Westside, will soon be powered by … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

LOUISIANA: NET Charter gets $250,000 grant

After a rigorous seven-month application process and hope for a small miracle, The NET Charter High School, located in Central City, became only the second alternative school in the nation … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Broad Foundation Awards $5 Million to Success Academy Charter Schools to Expand in New York Following CMO’s Top Performance on State Exams

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — On the heels of its recent performance on New York State tests, Success Academy Charter Schools, one of the highest-performing and fastest-growing charter … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Charter schools size up crowdfunding

When parents in Smyrna, Ga., wanted to open a charter school last year, they didn’t have a big management company to take on start-up costs. So they got creative and … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

WISCONSIN: $1.2 million awarded to 5 prospective Milwaukee area charter schools

Grants are part of $3.8 million issued statewide About $1.2 million in federal funding will be awarded for the planning and development of five new charter schools in the Milwaukee … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW YORK City charter schools getting $4.5 million state grant to teach regular public schools

Charters and district schools around the city will engage in partnerships under the ‘Charter School Dissemination Grant’ program. Top city charter schools will teach regular public schools how to better … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

CALIFORNIA: $20-million Walton donation will boost Teach for America in L.A.

The Arkansas-based Walton Family Foundation announced Wednesday that it is donating $20 million to a nonprofit that recruits talented college graduates to teach in public schools for two years. The … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · Leave a comment


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