Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

MASSACHUSETTS: Leading The Way In Education Means Lifting The Charter School Cap

The demand by Gov. Charlie Baker in last week’s inauguration speech for more charter schools undoubtedly prompted groaning from scores of legislators still licking wounds from the charter cap battle they … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Charter school bill expected in Alabama Legislature

Republicans will try again in the coming legislative session to bring charter schools to the state of Alabama, at least on a limited basis. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

New York City Will Provide Free Space for a Dozen Charter Schools

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration said Tuesday that it would provide free space in public school buildings to a dozen new or expanding charter schools, including 10 run by Eva … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

NEW JERSEY: Charter schools association files ethics complaint against Rutgers professor, SOSNJ founder

Contending that a Rutgers professor and public schools advocate has used her position, title and state university resources to wage a personally driven campaign against them, a group representing the … Continue reading

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NEW YORK: Teachers, charter schools battle for budget funds

The annual battle over public education funding in New York will pit teachers and school boards against a strong charter school lobby with deep pockets and backing from Democratic Gov. … Continue reading

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MISSOURI: All-girls charter school founded by Stillman finds home

Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls has purchased an approximately 57,000-square-foot building at 1901 N. Kingshighway Blvd., the site of a former Imagine charter school, for $1.75 million. The sale closed … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

NC State Board of Education OKs 11 new charter schools

RALEIGH — The State Board of Education on Thursday unanimously approved 11 new charter schools that are expected to open in the fall, including a school in Southeast Raleigh that … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

MINNESOTA: New charter school to have environmental focus

A new public charter school will open near Maple Lake this fall with a focus on environmental stewardship. For Jane Goodall Environmental Sciences Academy, such a focus — coupled with … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

NORTH CAROLINA: House panel okays fast-tracking expansion of for-profit charter schools

The House Education Committee approved a Senate bill that would allow for-profit charter schools to multiply rapidly in North Carolina. The bill creates an expedited review process for charter schools … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

CALIFORNIA: Charter Schools $100,000 opposition helps sink district’s bond measure

Earlier this month, and for the first time, the political arm of the California Charter Schools Association campaigned heavily against a proposed school construction bond in a district that hadn’t … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

COLORADO: New charter school focuses on special needs students

DENVER – Christine Ferris has come to Colorado from California with one mission in mind. She wants to create something special for special needs students in Denver. “If kids feel … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Charter public schools offer new possibilities to all students

Ray Charles, the great singer from Albany once said, “There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities.” These words of limitless hope … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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