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October 22, 2014

How to Close a Charter School: Advice From Three States

Closing down chronically low-performing charter schools is necessary, but requires a deft approach to minimize disruption to students, educators, and communities, charter school experts say.

August 21, 2014

Offer Choices; Stop Segregating by Race & Class

Ray Salazar: When students can have access to schools closer to a parent's job, a caretaker's home, a safer neighborhood, or a school easily accessible to public transportation, low-income students stand a better chance of stability.

June 26, 2014

Rural Tennessee School Board Rejects Charter Applicant

Plans for the first charter school to open in Cheatham County, Tenn., were shot down by the local school board.

June 10, 2014

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Charter School Proponent, Loses Primary

In a stunning upset, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost in the Republican primary for the 7th District of Virginia on Tuesday to Tea Party challenger Dave Brat.

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.

June 02, 2014

Mississippi Board Approves the State's First Charter School

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizing Board has approved the state's first charter school.

May 27, 2014

Charter School Reform Bill Filed in New Jersey Legislature

A New Jersey state lawmaker wants to rework the state's charter school approval process.

March 17, 2014

Pearson Faces Scrutiny for Role in Maine's New, Virtual Charter School

Some Maine residents and lawmakers are worried about the implications of Pearson's involvement, through Connections Education LLC, in the state's first virtual charter school.

February 25, 2014

Changes Coming to Charters in N.Y.C., D.C., and Philadelphia

Charter schools in three of the nation's largest school districts are facing changes to how they operate.

February 19, 2014

States Struggle to Hash Out Funding Formulas for Virtual Charter Schools

Several issues complicate the creation of funding formulas for virtual charter schools, says a new primer published by the Education Commission on the States.

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