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February 19, 2015

Michigan's Charter Authorizers Earn Mostly Average Grades in New Report

The final grades administered by Education Trust-Midwest were based on the student academic achievement and growth in the schools authorizers oversee.

January 28, 2015

Ohio Foundation Faces Pressure to Shutter Charters Under FBI, State Scrutiny

Activists are calling for the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation to cancel 11 contracts with Concept Schools, a charter management company whose Ohio charters have been under both state and federal investigation for labor practices, alleged sexual misconduct, and tampering with test and attendance records.

October 23, 2014

The Charter School Authorizers' Conference in 10 Tweets

Attendees at this year's National Association of Charter School Authorizers' annual conference share their insights on Twitter.

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.

October 15, 2014

Miss. Charter School Oversight Board Hires New Director From Louisiana

Mississippi's new statewide board charged with overseeing its charter schools has hired its first executive director.

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.

September 12, 2013

First Washington District Chosen to Authorize Charters

Spokane Public Schools will be the first district in Washington State allowed to approve charter schools.

March 07, 2013

Essential Steps for Charter School Authorizing Outlined

The National Association of Charter School Authorizors releases its "2012 Index of Essential Practices," which surveys charter school authorizers to see how they stack up.

January 30, 2013

Charters' Path to Success or Failure Set Early, Study Finds

Charter schools' initial performance, whether good or bad, is a strong predictor of whether they succeed over time, a new, far-reaching study finds.


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