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April 12, 2018

New Mexico's Largest Cyber Charter School Loses Appeal to Stay Open

New Mexico Connections received two years of F grades on the state's accountability system and failed to live up its potential, the state's chief school official says.

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.

January 24, 2018

Too Big to Fail? Why Large Cyber Charter Schools Rarely Get Shut Down

Closing a school that enrolls over 10,000 students from across the state presents officials with a unique set of problems.

December 21, 2017

F-Rated Cyber Charter Loses Renewal Bid, But That Doesn't Mean It Will Close

In New Mexico, a new report finds widespread academic and financial problems among the state's three cyber charter schools, issues that closely mirror the niche schooling sector in other states.

November 21, 2017

Online Charter Schools in North Carolina Petition to Go From Pilot to Permanent

The state's two virtual charter schools have earned poor marks from the state's accountability system in the few years they've been operating.

October 12, 2017

Charter Schools in New York Can Now Certify Their Own Teachers

This is potentially the first time a charter school authorizer anywhere in the country has allowed the schools it oversees to certify their own teachers, and the move is drawing criticism from some of New York's top education officials.

September 13, 2017

Fight Over One of the Largest Virtual Charters Heads to Ohio's High Court

The legal fight over attendance numbers and $60 million in public money between the state of Ohio and the school, known as the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, has been steadily rising through the lower courts over the past year.

September 08, 2017

Online Public School Enrolls Private School Students. Is That Legal?

To stem enrollment losses, a school district in Southern California created a virtual school and recruited Catholic schools to enroll their students in it, reports the Los Angeles Times.

August 07, 2017

Texas Charter School Performance Is on the Rise, CREDO Study Finds

After Texas adopted stricter rules for charter schools, student academic performance in the sector is climbing. These findings may add more fodder to the debate over whether government should play a bigger role in regulating and shutting down charter schools.

July 26, 2017

Are Charter Schools Bad for Black Children? The NAACP Asked, Here's What It Found

A report from the civil rights organization is the result of a nationwide "listening tour," which came in the wake of the NAACP calling for a moratorium on all new charter schools.

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