Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

America’s Attitudes Towards Education Reform: Executive Summary

Power and Options The American People Want Power and They Want Options. A plurality of Americans says that parents should have more power over their child’s education, including access to … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

The President’s Pre-K Proposal: How Charter Schools Fit In

Last week, the president’s proposal to expand access to full-day, high-quality pre-kindergarten programs for four-year olds from low- to moderate-income families was introduced in the House and the Senate. The … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

TEXAS: Charter applicants, commissioner to start new approval process

A dozen applicants will interview this week to open new charter schools in Texas, and for the first time, they’ll be making their case directly to the Texas education commissioner. … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Education report lauds DELAWARE Gov. Jack Markell as ‘pro-reform’

Governor’s office disputes charters assessment While many consider Jack Markell an “education reform” governor, a recent national report gives Delaware a squarely average ranking on reform efforts – and Markell’s … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bill puts charter schools back in spotlight in KENTUCKY

Shelbyville Republican hopes latest plan soothes critics on accountability, funding, harm to public districts The controversial charter school discussion has boomeranged back to center stage in Kentucky. The state’s Republicans … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

MASSACHUSETTS: As charter caps are hit, House chair sees potential for ‘modest’ changes

As Boston opened its last allowable charter school on Monday and other communities bump up against limits, state lawmakers could be willing to lift the cap in some districts, a top lawmaker … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

MASSACHUSETTS: Lawmaker open to lifting the cap on charter schools in some communities

As Boston opened its last allowable charter school on Monday and other communities bump up against limits, state lawmakers could be willing to lift the cap in some districts, a … Continue reading

August 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

TEXAS: SBOE Will No Longer Approve Charter Applicants

A shift in power from the State Board of Education to the Texas Education Agency is among many changes brought by sweeping charter school legislation lawmakers passed in May. For … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW YORK City’s real schools power

Will next mayor let charters grow? Who drives the education agenda in this town? Ask most New Yorkers, and the answer will probably be: either the mayor or the schools … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

NORTH CAROLINA Explodes With Reforms

When was the last time you heard of this happening in the same week: A state gets rid of teacher tenure, launches two voucher programs, and helps increase funding to … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

CALIFORNIA: Adelanto school at center of parent trigger controversy opens

Parents used the state law to transform a public elementary school into a charter campus, Desert Trails Preparatory Academy. By June, the director says, students should be a year ahead … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

LOUISIANA reinvents high school with private sector help

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s latest plans to reinvent public education with the aid of the business community will accelerate this fall with the launch of a novel program that lets … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment


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