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August 07, 2012

Charters and Extended Learning Time

Schools continue to experiment with extended learning time, an idea that has strong appeal in the charter school sector.

August 02, 2012

Grant Program Funds Charter-District Cooperation

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

Education Advocacy Groups Seek to Engage, Tap Power of Parents

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

Lessons From Charter Schools for Catholic Education?

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

Charter School Item Will Go to Wash. State Voters

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

'Parent Trigger' Goes to the Big Screen

"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

Philadelphia Charter Founder Charged with Fraud

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

Making the Case for School Choice in the Suburbs

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

Judge Sides With Parents on Calif. 'Trigger' Proposal

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

New Expulsion Guidelines Issued for La. Recovery School District

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.

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