A superior court judge in Calif. ruled that Aspire Public Schools, a charter agency that runs more than 30 schools in the state, must seek approval from local boards of education for six of those schools by June 2013 if operation is to continue.
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July 11, 2012
July 10, 2012
Approvals bring total of virtual charter schools in the state to 16, after another closed last week.
July 05, 2012
Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen, along with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, are among those contributing financially to a ballot effort to allow charters schools in Washington state.
July 02, 2012
A proposal to open a statewide virtual charter school in North Carolina has been rejected by a Wake County judge, who said the plan did not get the necesssary approval from the state board of education.
June 29, 2012
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, signs into a law a measure that will allow for charter school expansion in his state, but also create tighter regulation of the sector.
June 27, 2012
The Mind Trust, an Indianapolis-based charter school advocacy group, is giving two awards in a competition designed to help new, promising charter school models get off the ground.
June 27, 2012
A Texas charter schools association and parents are challenging the state's funding system as unfair in court, a move that follows a series of lawsuits brought by traditional school systems making similiar arguments.
June 26, 2012
State officials should create clearer standards for authorizing and reviewing charter schools, in order to make sure that poor-performing ones can be shut down, argues David Osborne, the author of a new paper published by the Progressive Policy Institute.
June 25, 2012
A report by a working group of charter schools teachers offers strategies for reducing teacher turnover in charter schools.
June 21, 2012
The Broad Foundation, which awards a prize for urban education, announces a first-ever award for charter school management organizations, and the winner is the YES Prep network, out of Houston.