September 2012 Archives

Georgia state schools superintendent John Barge agreed to remove a press statement voicing opposition to a charter schools referendum, after consulting with the state Attorney General's Office.

Friends and foes of the new movie "Won't Back Down," are waging a P.R. war over the film's accuracy and value as commentary on efforts to transform American schools.

The Arnold Foundation is the latest philanthropy to invest in efforts to improve schools in New Orleans.

New Hampshire's board of education recently imposed a moratorium on new charter schools, but the panel's chairman says an agreement is possible to end it.

An Atlanta attorney says Georgia state schools superintendent John Barge has used his office inappropriately to lobby against a charter schools referendum.

Legislation that advocates say would bring more accountability to Pennsylvania's charter schools, and give them fairer access to funding, is being debates in the statehouse in Harrisburg.

New Hampshire's board of education approves a state moratorium on charter schools, though local applications can still go forward.

Kentucky's Supreme Court says that school boards have broad powers to assign students to schools over the wishes of parents, who may want a spot for their children in the nearest one.

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, an advocacy group, has added former officials from the George W. Bush's and Barack Obama's administrations to its staff.

Charter school teachers have significantly less classroom experience than traditional public school educators, and work longer hours on average, a recent paper shows.

The state of Tennessee said it will penalize the Metro Nashville school system for denying a charter school's application, a move the state says violated the law.

A new Louisiana law gives students the option to take individual courses from a variety of providers outside their district, including online programs, private schools, and even other districts.

Great Hearts Academies, an Arizona charter school operator, says it will give up on its application to open a charter in Nashville after seeing the local school board reject its requests to do so.

A student known by the alias "Abraham Smith" will receive $700,000 from a Pennsylvania private school that denied him admission after learning he was HIV-positive.

Chicago has 119 charter schools and all remained open despite despite the ongoing strike in the Chicago public school system, a charter association says.

A proposal from the Los Angeles Unified School Board would place a moratorium on new charter schools, pending an analysis of several aspects of their operations.

The recently released Democratic party platform is decidely anti-voucher, but some leading voices in the party supported the concept as recently as the 1960s and 1970s, a think tank reports.


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