Washington Post (blog)Why hedge funds love charter schoolsWashington Post (blog)The tax credit may also explain why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg partnered with the former mayor of Newark, New Jersey, to promote charter schools; donated a half a million dollars worth of stock to organizations that distribute charter school funding ...
New Orleans Recovery School District set to convert entirely to charter schoolsWorld Socialist Web SiteLast week, the New Orleans Recovery School District (RSD) announced it would shut down the five remaining traditional public schools that remained in its charge, transforming its jurisdiction into the first major city all charter school district in the ...N
Charter school dream turns to nightmareCincinnati.comFor the first time, the state is cracking down on charter school sponsors – the nonprofit entities in charge of overseeing the schools. Sponsors are now on notice they are not to take on risky schools, a move that could lead to a wave of closures like VLT.
WDDE 91.1 FM | Delaware's NPR News stationBill seeks to include schools districts in new charter school approval processWDDE 91.1 FM | Delaware's NPR News stationThe state would have to include local school districts in the charter school approval process if lawmakers approve newly proposed legislation. A bill from Rep. John Kowalko (D-Newark South
WRTV IndianapolisNew charter school's goal: Keep kids from returning to jailChalkbeat IndianaThe charter school could eventually replace an education program at the center run by Indianapolis Public Schools. The school also could ultimately operate under the district's umbrella using a law passed earlier this year that allows special ...Pocono Moun
Department of Education Charter School Program Grants Focus on DLLsEdCentralDuring a recent visit to a district elementary school, a principal said something that triggered some interesting reflections for me. Between visits to various pre-K classrooms, I asked her why she thought the school's student achievement scores had ...
Trine University Offers To Sponsor Dugger Charter SchoolIndiana Public MediaAfter the Indiana Charter School Board denied schools in Dugger a charter May 1, officials from Trine University in Angola told Dugger residents they would sponsor a charter school in the town. In December, the Northeast Community School Corporation ...
Knox County Schools discuss budget reduction and charter schoolWATE-TVFour board members expressed their support of the charter school's application. Doug Harris, who sits on the EYF board, Thomas Deakins, Kim Severance, and Pam Trainor all expressed their plan to vote yes on Wednesday. But board chair Lynne Fugate ...and more »
Pay at NC charter schools often below already-low public school salariesThe Progressive PulseOnly 55 of approximately 840 full-time charter school teachers listed make $50,000 a year or more, or 6.6 percent. More than one-third of the 7,229 full-time teachers on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools salary list made $50,000 or more in the past ...Schools tax vot
Bond BuyerSEC hits UNO on charter school dealChicago TribuneThe powerful United Neighborhood Organization has agreed to have an outside monitor review its contracts for a year to settle a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint that the charter school group operator defrauded investors in a $37.5 ...Chicago's UNO charter schools defrauded bond