Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

Bond market gets an ‘F’ for charter school funding

Commentary: Lending for innovative education is money well-spent NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — One of the biggest impediments to the growth of the charter school movement isn’t anger, fear or even … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

PENNSYLVANIA: Philadelphia school group plans $4.7M in grants

The Philadelphia School Partnership will announce Thursday grants totaling $4.7 million to help high-performing charter schools expand and a nonprofit develop a new high school with the School District. “What … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

U.S. Department of Education Awards $12 Million in Grants to Support Charter School Facilities

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that it awarded three grants totaling $12 million to three different organizations that are working across the country to help charter schools obtain … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW YORK: Farash Foundation offering $1 million for charter school sites

A local foundation is awarding up to $1 million in seed money for new charter school sites in Monroe and Ontario counties. The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, which … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Uncommon Schools Wins 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Uncommon Schools is the winner of the 2013 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools and will receive $250,000 to support college-readiness efforts for their students, The Eli and Edythe … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

INDIANA: Charter Network Lands Funding For Expansion

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Mind Trust has awarded $250,000 to help the Tindley Charter Network double the size of its all-girls middle school in Indianapolis. Tindley, a growing, high-performing network … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Native HAWAIIan Charter Schools get $1.5 million from OHA

Kanu o ka ‘Āina Learning ‘Ohana thankful WAIMEA, Hawaii – Leaders in the Native Hawaiian Charter School Alliance are praising the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the $1.5 million in … Continue reading

June 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW JERSEY: Newark Charter School Fund donates $10 million to bolster city schools

The Newark Charter School Fund will put $10 million toward “quality growth” of charter schools in the 2013 – 2014 school year, according to a release issued by the fundraising … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Broad Foundation Names Three Finalists for Charter Schools Prize

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation today named three of the nation’s best-known charter-management organizations as finalists for its national award for top-performing charter schools. Achievement First, KIPP Foundation, and … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Gates dollars fuel effort to bring charter schools to WASHINGTON

SEATTLE — With the opening of Washington’s first charter school likely 15 months away, more dollars from Seattle’s tech economy are flowing toward groups that want to change the way … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Microsoft donates $1 million to help expand ‘blended learning’ in D.C. schools

Microsoft has donated $1 million to help D.C. teachers redesign their classrooms using a “blended learning” approach that combines online learning with face-to-face instruction. Blended learning has drawn both excitement … Continue reading

May 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

HAWAII: OHA awards $1.5 million to charter schools

HONOLULU (April 23, 2013) – The Board of Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has awarded a $1.5 million grant to help charter schools with a particular interest in … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment


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