Schools continue to experiment with extended learning time, an idea that has strong appeal in the charter school sector.
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August 07, 2012
August 02, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education has arranged a relatively small-scale grant program to promote collaboration between charter schools and traditional public schools that work toward improving academic achievement, graduation rates, and other issues.
July 31, 2012
Increasing school choice, by itself, does not necessarily promote parent activism, so much as what parents experience after their children enroll in a new school, argues Andrew Kelly, author of one of a pair of papers on parent engagement, released by the American Enterprise Institute.
July 30, 2012
Charter schools' use of technology and academic strategies customized to the needs of individual students can serve as models for Catholic schools, which have struggled financially, a new report recommends.
July 26, 2012
Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed has certified that a ballot item to allow for the creation of charter schools in the northwestern U.S.state has enough signatures to go before voters Nov. 6.
July 25, 2012
"Won't Back Down," slated for release this fall, is a fictional story of parents pushing for major changes at a struggling Pittsburgh, Pa., school, an effort that mirrors attempts to use "parent-trigger" policies in California and elsewhere.
July 24, 2012
Dorothy June Brown, the founder of the Agora Cyber Charter School and Planet Abacus Charter School in Philadelphia, is charged by federal officials with attempting to defraud charters of more than $6 million.
July 24, 2012
Efforts to promote school choice, while mostly limited thus far to disadvantaged communities, can thrive in the suburbs, argues Mike Petrilli, a Fordham Institute official and former education adviser in George W. Bush's administration.
July 23, 2012
San Bernardino Superior Court Judge Steve Malone says a group of parents can go forward with a much-disputed plan to convert their school into a charter school.
July 17, 2012
The Recovery School District in Louisiana has announced it will release clearer policies and guidelines for student expulsions in response to concerns that charter schools in the district have been expelling students at an unfairly high rate.