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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.

October 17, 2012

Blended Learning Models Win Gates Funding

Next Generation Learning Challenges awards $5.4 million to 13 higher ed and grades 6-12 blended learning models from around the country.

September 21, 2012

Pa. Cyber School: Management Firings Will Not Hurt Students

The school fired four of its top management officials earlier this week.

August 27, 2012

Denver Tutoring Program Shows Gains, Heads to Referendum

Voters will decide whether to expand a math-tutoring program currently used in low-performing schools through a Harvard-affiliated turnaround initiative.

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