June 2014 Archives

Over 4,000 charter school professionals have gathered here for the industry's largest yearly meeting, the 14th Annual National Charter Schools Conference hosted by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

The Detroit Free Press and education expert Jeffery Henig highlight the big differences in state charter school policies and cultures.

Plans for the first charter school to open in Cheatham County, Tenn., were shot down by the local school board.

Requests for E-rate funding are 79 percent higher for charter school buildings than traditional school buildings for 2014-15.

A majority of Americans favor school choice policies, and support for some, such as school vouchers, are growing according to survey findings released Thursday by the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice.

Florida's new law broadening tax-credit scholarship eligibility to middle-income families is still far less expansive than other states.

A year-long investigation by the Detroit Free Press finds poor oversight and performance in Michigan's charter schools.

A study from the Center on Reinventing Public Education looks at enrollment numbers of special needs students in Denver charters and traditional schools.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a bill that will expand the state's tax-credit scholarship program to a larger range of students.

The Indiana Department of Education released a report saying the state's voucher program cost it $16 million this last school year.

Wisconsin education officials' inquiry into the state's private-school voucher programs has angered some school-choice supporters in the legislature.

The bill would broaden the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program which gives private-school scholarships to low-income students.

Arizona's and Alabama's education tax-credit scholarship programs were ranked the best and worst, according to a score card released by the Center for Education Reform.

Low-income Delaware parents could use state money to pay for their children's private school tuition and tutoring programs under a bill sponsored by Republican lawmakers.

YES Prep Public Schools, a Houston-based charter network, is looking to further boost its graduates' college-completion rates by refocusing its approaches and strategies.

Whitmire weighs in on the pace of charter school expansion in the United States.

School choice advocates in New York are making a last-minute lobbying effort to revive a tax credit bill in the final days of the state legislative session.

In the last month, parents at two Philadelphia public schools have refused to support plans for the district to transfer control of their schools to charter operators.

Boston education leaders are exploring whether granting schools more authority over hiring, budgeting, and curriculum would be the best strategy for improving achievement and appealing to parents.

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the operators with defrauding investors in a $37.5 million bond offering for school construction by failing to disclose conflicts of interest.

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizing Board has approved the state's first charter school.


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