September 2015 Archives

The Indiana Department of Education will follow federal rules to make sure all charter schools receive the appropriate amount of Title I funding.

The U.S. Department of Education is awarding millions under the Charter School Program to fund new charters and expand high-performing networks.

Indiana's state superintendent, Glenda Ritz, is asking the feds to clarify funding guidelines after two U.S. congressmen raised questions over cuts to charter schools' Title I dollars.

Pope Francis's visit to a school in New York City highlights how Catholic schools are evolving to survive after decades of substantial declines in enrollment.

The Los Angeles Times obtained a memo detailing a proposal backed by the Broad Foundation to double the number of charter schools in L.A.

Common enrollment systems are billed as a way to help families navigate school choice, but these policies have drawn strong criticism from some parents.

A new study of KIPP, a large charter network serving mainly low-income black and Hispanic students, finds that its schools continue to have a positive impact overall on student achievement, and yet they show no effect on student motivation, engagement, or behavior.

Ohio's highest court ruled that 10 charter schools must reimburse the company that formerly ran the schools for equipment purchased at taxpayer expense.

"I opposed the initiative that created charter schools because I did not believe that public money belongs in schools that lack public oversight and accountability," Inslee wrote in his letter announcing his decision.

School choice reports released this summer have run the gamut of topics, but charter schooling in New Orleans dominated with this August marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

The superintendent of Louisiana's Recovery School District discusses some of the challenges of running an all-charter school district.

The Washington Supreme Court has ruled that its charter law violates the state's constitution.

Colorado's state Supreme Court ruled that a Denver-area pilot voucher program was unconstitutional. Now district officials are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review that decision.

Indianapolis' best performing charter schools are run locally, instead of by national networks or charter management organizations.


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