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July 01, 2014

KIPP Schools Named Winner of 2014 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools

The annual award, announced at the National Charter Schools Conference in Las Vegas, honors charter systems making big academic gains and narrowing achievement gaps in urban areas.

July 01, 2014

New Coalition Promotes Diverse Student Populations in Charter Schools

Fourteen charter schools from across the country, all of which maintain socially, culturally, and socioeconomically varied student populations, recently announced the creation of the National Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools.

July 01, 2014

Closing Schools While Opening Charters: Lessons Learned From Philly, Chicago

Stakeholders from Philadelphia and Chicago share best practices on engaging communities where traditional, neighborhood schools are being shuttered while the charter sector expands.

June 27, 2014

Rural Tenn. County Remains Charter School-Free After Applicant Denied

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

June 27, 2014

Charters' E-rate Requests Outpace Other Schools'

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

June 23, 2014

Michigan Charter Schools Perform Low at High Cost, Newspaper Investigation Finds

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

June 12, 2014

YES Prep Charter Program Redefines Goals and Strategies For Success

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.

June 12, 2014

Five Questions for 'On the Rocketship' Author Richard Whitmire

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

June 09, 2014

Philadelphia Parents Say 'No' to Charter School Takeovers

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.

June 04, 2014

Boston Needs Charter-Like Autonomy for All Schools, Report Contends

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.

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