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March 19, 2019

'No-Excuses' Charter Schools May Be Falling Out of Favor, Report Suggests

The numbers of proposed new charter schools known as "no-excuses" type charters has declined over the last five years, as have the rates of approval for such charters, according to new data from the National Association for Charter School Authorizers.

September 17, 2018

Is There a Growing Political Backlash to For-Profit Charter Schools?

Ohio's Democratic candidate for governor calls for a ban on for-profit companies running charter schools, while a new law in California does just that.

July 30, 2018

Principals' Union to Go After New Members in Charter Schools Post-Janus

The initiative comes at a time when unions are anticipating steep membership and funding losses as a result of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME. The mostly non-unionized charter school sector could be an area for expansion.

June 18, 2018

Denver Charter School Network Wins Broad Prize for Closing Achievement Gaps

The Broad Prize was launched by billionaire philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad. The winner was announced at the National Charter Schools Conference in Austin, the largest gathering of charter advocates and leaders in the country.

April 06, 2018

KIPP Alumni Are Thriving at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Here's Why

Among the alumni of the country's largest charter school network, those who are now attending HBCUs report significantly higher feelings of belonging than their peers in other colleges. They are also more likely to seek out academic supports at their colleges.

March 05, 2018

Teachers' Unions Are Making Gains in Charter School Networks. What's Behind the Trend?

But whatever trends in charter school unionization we're seeing now could be completely scrambled by the U.S. Supreme Court's forthcoming decisions in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.

February 22, 2018

KIPP Co-Founder Mike Feinberg Fired Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Feinberg is denying the allegations that he sexually abused a student in the late 1990s. KIPP officials said investigators found the allegation to be credible.

October 11, 2017

This Charter School Network Is Grading Its Parents Too

One of the largest charter school networks has begun scoring its parents on how well they support their children in school, taking the idea of parent accountability to a new level.

October 04, 2017

Charter Networks Show Big Gains Over Other New York City Schools

A new study from Stanford University compares charter management organizations, independent charter schools, and traditional district schools.

June 12, 2017

For-Profit Charter Schools Show Poor Academic Growth

Charter schools run by nonprofit groups outperform their for-profit counterparts, potentially adding fuel to a growing debate among advocates over the role of for-profits in the charter sector.

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