On the low end, Prince George's County in Maryland spent $10,408 per pupil in the 2011-12 school year, while the District of Columbia's public charter schools spent $18,150 per pupil, according to an analysis of spending data by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.
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October 15, 2014
September 11, 2014
After a very public spat that dragged on through much of the winter, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to provide space for four charter schools in district-run schools. Under the law, the district can either provide the space for charter schools or pay for the charter schools to use private space.
August 06, 2014
A decade after Katrina, a new report points to significant academic growth and more collaboration among the different New Orleans public school systems. But it also raises concerns about sustaining student-performance gains and possible fallout from political disagreements at the local and state levels.
August 05, 2014
The former District of Columbia schools chancellor returns to the Sacramento charter school organization known as St. Hope Public Schools.
December 11, 2013
A first-ever report provides comparable academic and nonacademic data on every regular public school and charter school in the District of Columbia.
June 11, 2013
Protesters call for more attention to be paid to charter schools' expulsion policies in Chicago.
May 15, 2013
Achievement First, KIPP Foundation, and Uncommon Schools are the three contenders to be awarded the Broad Foundation's top charter network prize in July.
February 25, 2013
The high-profile charter school leader is not only tackling school turnaround in New Orleans, he's pursuing a new, non-charter effort to provide better secondary school choices to middle class families in Los Angeles Unified.
March 21, 2012
More than a dozen school districts are taking part in a leadership fellowship sponsored by the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program) charter network, in order to learn how the network trains its school leaders. The KIPP Leadership Design Fellowship, which is funded through a $50 million federal Invest...
March 16, 2012
The nonprofit group New Schools for New Orleans recently released a guide on the lessons it has learned in creating a decentralized network of charter schools for other urban districts that may want to follow its lead.