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.
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June 26, 2012
June 18, 2012
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 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 07, 2012
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.
June 07, 2012
Non-district authorized charter schools had a positive effect on the academic performance of nearby traditional public schools, according to a study of the Milwaukee school system.
May 31, 2012
A number of Southern states have approved laws to expand charter schools in recent years, but their policies for regulating their quality vary greatly.
May 24, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney navigates some tricky school choice issues in his blueprint for education.
May 17, 2012
Missouri state lawmakers have approved a measure that would allow for charter schools to expand between St. Louis and Kansas City and establish new standards for their performance.
May 11, 2012
Charter school authorizers will still have the ability to shut down low-performing charter schools, despite the flexibility provided in waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act, the U.S. Department of Education said in guidance released this week.
May 09, 2012
A high-performing school system outside Baton Rouge says it will not accept students through the state's new, highly-publicized choice scholarship program.