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August 18, 2014

Top ACT Executive Will Resign; Search for Successor Begins

Jon Whitmore, a former university president who has been with the ACT since 2010, says he will retire from the testing organization in August of 2015.

July 25, 2013

New School-Data Company Grows Out of Charter School Network

Schoolzilla, a data platform for schools developed by the Aspire charter school network, is being launched as a private, for-profit company.

May 22, 2013

ACT: 'We Are a Plan B' for Common Assessments

The maker of the ACT college entrance exam offers itself as an alternative to common tests being designed by two federally funded consortia designing tests for the common standards.

July 11, 2012

Court Rules Charter Operator in Calif. Needs Local Approval

A superior court judge in Calif. ruled that Aspire Public Schools, a charter agency that runs more than 30 schools in the state, must seek approval from local boards of education for six of those schools by June 2013 if operation is to continue.

September 12, 2011

Charters Stepping Up to Train Teachers

Networks of charter schools are increasingly helping to train teachers.


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