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September 14, 2017

To Create More Diverse Charter Schools, Walton Foundation Kicks In $2 Million

The foundation will be distributing the money via grants to people launching new schools aimed at recruiting and serving students from a wider mix of socioeconomic backgrounds.

July 07, 2017

Charter Schools That Charge Illegal Fees. How Pervasive Is the Problem?

Some KIPP charter schools in Houston have been accused of telling parents that certain school fees were mandatory when they were not. Nationwide, examples of charter schools charging illegal fees have been few and far between.

May 23, 2017

What Are States Doing About Charter Schools in Their ESSA Plans?

Very few states so far have outlined specific plans for charter schools in the early submissions of ESSA plans to the U.S. Department of Education, according to a new Education Commission of the States report.

October 27, 2016

Do Charter Schools Enroll More White Students? Depends on the State

The types of students that enroll in charter schools varies greatly from state-to-state, according to an analysis by the American Enterprise Institute.

September 22, 2016

Daughter of Brown v. Board Plaintiff Asks NAACP to Drop Call for Charter Ban

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Black Alliance for Educational Options organized a group of 160 black educators, advocates, lawmakers and religious leaders to sign a letter to the NAACP.

August 09, 2016

Black School Choice Group Pushes Back on NAACP Charter School Moratorium

The venerable civil rights organization and Black Lives Matter activists are calling for a moratorium on charter school growth.

February 09, 2016

Here's How Six Charter School Networks Are Trying to Increase Student Diversity

A new report from The Century Foundation highlights the admissions practices of regular school districts and charters that are designed to foster diversity.

July 31, 2014

Grant Given to Boost Services for Students With Disabilities in Newark Charters

With a newly awarded grant from the Newark Charter School Fund, the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools plans to work to better address the needs of students with disabilities in Newark charter schools.

July 01, 2014

New Coalition Promotes Diverse Student Populations in Charter Schools

Fourteen charter schools from across the country, all of which maintain socially, culturally, and socioeconomically varied student populations, recently announced the creation of the National Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools.

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