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June 20, 2012

Breaking Down Special-Needs Counts in Charters

Fewer of the public schools that have relatively big populations of students with disabilities tend to be charter schools, according to a new federal study.

June 20, 2012

Dispute Over D.C. Vouchers

Congressional lawmakers this week said they'd reached a deal with the Obama administration to allow for growth in the D.C. voucher program, but the U.S. Department of Education says it's not so.

June 19, 2012

GAO Probes Charters on Serving Students With Disabilities

A federal report says that charter schools enroll fewer students with disabilities than traditional public schools, citing several likely factors for that disparity.

June 18, 2012

Fraud Allegations at Calif. Charter Will Go to Prosecutors, County Says

An audit of a group of Oakland, Calif., charter schools finds evidence of "fraud or misappropriation of assets and other illegal activities," and a county school official says the findings will be referred to the local district attorney's office.

June 15, 2012

A Standoff Over a Virtual Charter in North Carolina

A judge in North Carolina has ruled that a virtual online school in North Carolina can go forward, despite the state board of education's objections. But the state, with the backing of dozens of school districts, is appealing.

June 14, 2012

Former Bush Administration Official Moves to Charter Schools Group

Nina Rees, a former education adviser in George W. Bush's administration, will become the CEO of a national charter schools advocacy group.

June 12, 2012

Waiting List for Charters 600,000 Students Strong, Group Says

About 610,000 students are on wait lists to attend charter schools, and 12 charters reported having backups of at least 2,000 students or more, an advocacy group says.

June 11, 2012

Michigan Bill Would Let Parents, Teachers Decide on 'Conversion' Schools

A Michigan proposal, which has cleared the state's Senate, would allow low-perfoming schools to be become "conversion schools," if they're in the bottom 5 percent of academic performance.

June 11, 2012

Matching Teachers to Schools: Lessons from Charters

A new report examines the importance of finding the right match between teacher job candidates and schools -- and how some nonprofit charter operators do this successfully.

June 07, 2012

In Two Years, a Flurry of State Action on Charter Schools

The past two years have produced a wave of state activity on charter schools, which include new laws eliminating caps on their growth, and tightening regulation of them.

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