Charter schools

The charter schools proposed to replicate the STEM School in Highlands Ranch, provide an education that centers Black students, and offer an arts option for elementary students.
Monarca Academy staff looks to enroll one to two classes of 6th graders by the end of the summer.
Polis is one of few elected Democrats to speak out against the changes, which could make it harder for charters to get startup grants.
As IPS seeks relief from the $1 charter law, it could let Purdue Polytechnic North temporarily use Broad Ripple High School under an innovation school agreement.
“What we’re talking about today is the educational equivalent of long COVID,” Bloomberg said. “The good news is we know how to treat it.”
Dubbed enrichment scholarships, Indiana’s voucher-like program will provide each student who qualifies through their score on state tests a $500 grant toward tutoring.
The Tennessee Public Charter School Commission voted unanimously on Friday to reject MAHS’ appeal and affirm Memphis-Shelby County Schools’ previous decision to close the school due to financial malfeasance.
The board of the New America School charter network could decide in April whether to allow teachers at three campuses in metro Denver to unionize.
Decision to make students learn remotely comes after walkout over discipline, Black teacher departures
Students at North Star Academy said some Black students are unhappy at the school, and some Black teachers have left.
Hamtramck Academy Principal Alvin Ward helms a school that recently was honored for its progress with some groups of students.
The school argues that Memphis-Shelby County school board erred in revoking its charter based on alleged criminal activity of three former school leaders.
After University Heights Charter School defaulted on a loan, a bank says the school must be put under receivership or it could face foreclosure.
Two new reports point to the potential promise of Colorado charter schools and changes that still need to happen for them to function like truly public schools.
A review of the schools’ spending plans shows the money will go toward ventilation systems, tutoring, technology, counselors, and much more.
The state denied requests by North Star Academy, Philip’s Academy, and Roseville Community Charter School to increase their maximum enrollments.
In Chicago, charters discipline students more harshly than traditional public schools. After last year, they’re preparing to shift away from exclusionary discipline.
Hillsdale College is replicating charter schools that align with Gov. Bill Lee’s conservative ideology
Charter school boards must post meeting minutes and share agendas, but some have not kept up with those requirements.
The Tennessee Public Charter School Commission on Friday unanimously voted to authorize Lester Prep, Libertas School, and Cornerstone Prep Denver to operate in the commission’s state-run charter district.
Districts are spending $1 billion on cyber charter tuition and calling for reform of the system, but efforts at reform have stalled in the state legislature
Shelby County Schools administrators have recommended revoking charters of KIPP Memphis Academy Middle School and KIPP Memphis Collegiate Elementary based on low test scores at both schools.
In a 6-1 vote, the union-backed Denver school board renewed the district’s contracts with 16 charter schools.
North Star Academy resumed in-person instruction after break. Students say they felt a range of emotions, including concerns about the virus and gratitude to keep seeing their friends.
The elementary school struggled with staffing and academic challenges that its leaders say were exacerbated by the pandemic.
A blueprint to revamp education funding appears to align with Gov. Bill Lee’s pledge to consider each student’s needs. But how much more money would be added?
The board’s move to revoke MAHS’ charter agreement comes a month after three former school leaders were indicted on charges of stealing nearly $400,000 for personal use.
Federal COVID money along with help from the local school district helped a tiny Colorado charter school launch a lunch program.
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