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March 19, 2019

'No-Excuses' Charter Schools May Be Falling Out of Favor, Report Suggests

The numbers of proposed new charter schools known as "no-excuses" type charters has declined over the last five years, as have the rates of approval for such charters, according to new data from the National Association for Charter School Authorizers.

August 14, 2018

Most New Charter Schools Were Actually Approved by School Districts. That's Changing.

For the first time, school districts are no longer approving the majority of new charter schools, according to a new report, but it is not clear what is behind the decline.

January 24, 2018

Too Big to Fail? Why Large Cyber Charter Schools Rarely Get Shut Down

Closing a school that enrolls over 10,000 students from across the state presents officials with a unique set of problems.

December 21, 2017

F-Rated Cyber Charter Loses Renewal Bid, But That Doesn't Mean It Will Close

In New Mexico, a new report finds widespread academic and financial problems among the state's three cyber charter schools, issues that closely mirror the niche schooling sector in other states.

October 12, 2017

Charter Schools in New York Can Now Certify Their Own Teachers

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.

May 11, 2017

Indiana Virtual Charter School Escapes the Ax Again, Despite Poor Academic Record

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

Lawsuit Challenges Religious College's Authorization of Indiana Charter School

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

Ohio Gives Up Federal Charter Grant Funding for Poorly Rated Sponsors

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

Are There Signs That a Proposed Charter School Will Falter? New Study Says Yes.

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

DeVos' Charter Visit: a Sports-Focused School Backed by Pitbull

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.

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