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June 30, 2014

UPenn to Launch Education Entrepreneur Degree Program

New program from the University of Pennsylvania aims to teach business people and educators how to start and run schools based on entrepreneurial principles.

June 26, 2014

Charter Schools' E-rate Requests Much Higher Than Other Schools'

Requests for E-rate funding are 79 percent higher for charter school buildings than traditional school buildings for 2014-15.

June 02, 2014

Charter School Operator in Chicago Charged With Defrauding Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the operators with defrauding investors in a $37.5 million bond offering for school construction by failing to disclose conflicts of interest.

April 04, 2014

High Costs for Busing Students to Charter Schools, Analysis Finds

An analysis shows it costs 44 percent more to bus Ohio charter school students to class than it costs to bus students to their neighborhood school.

February 27, 2014

New Orleans '250K Future of School Challenge' Launched

Educators, entrepreneurs, parents and teachers are invited to share ideas about how to create a New Orleans school with "more engaging, personalized experiences for students."

January 29, 2014

Gates Foundation Grants Aim to Foster District-Charter Cooperation

Grants awarded through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are designed to help charters and traditional districts work through issues that have traditionally sparked friction between the two sectors.

November 26, 2013

Enrollment in Schools Managed by For-Profit Operators Jumps, Report Finds

The number of for-profit operators of charter schools continues to grow, though they are far outnumbered by nonprofit managers, a report finds.

September 09, 2013

Study Examines 'Myth' of Markets in School Systems

An Australian researcher says evidence from his country demonstrates relying on market forces to improve education is not a reliable strategy to boost learning.

January 31, 2013

Charter School Growth Fund Paying Off, Study Says

Charters schools that received grants and loans through an organization called the Charter School Growth Fund produced strong learning gains, a nationwide study found.

October 29, 2012

Kentucky Looks to Mimic Charters With "Districts of Innovation"

The state doesn't allow charter schools, but new law will give district-run schools greater autonomy.

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