This is potentially the first time a charter school authorizer anywhere in the country has allowed the schools it oversees to certify their own teachers, and the move is drawing criticism from some of New York's top education officials.
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Online charter schools, which struggle nationally both with academic performance and student participation, are rarely shut down by the state regulators charged with overseeing them.
May 04, 2017
A non-profit coalition that advocates for public schools is suing to void the charter of the Seven Oaks Classical School, a charter that was authorized by an evangelical Christian college.
April 26, 2017
The state is facing criticism for its charter oversight, including by former U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich who is on a state speaking tour about charter schools.
April 19, 2017
Researchers examined charter school applications in four states to determine risk factors for low test scores in the schools' first years of operation.
April 05, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a major supporter of school choice, will visit a Miami charter school this week, one of her first stops at a charter since joining the Trump administration.
March 15, 2017
The number of new charter school openings has dropped dramatically in recent years, perhaps because of a notable decline in the numbers of applications to open new charters. The National Association of Charter School Authorizers is pledging to find out why.
December 07, 2016
Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Secretary of Education, has played a significant role in shaping Michigan's charter school sector.
September 26, 2016
Alabama lawmakers passed a charter school law last year, becoming the 43rd state to adopt one.
August 25, 2016
The state's new division for charter schools will help oversee the reauthorization process, and provide charter schools with fiscal and academic oversight.