Charter schools

Some of the 18 charter schools and networks that received renewals this week pleaded for longer renewal periods.
The updated proposal offers charters within the Indianapolis Public Schools Innovation Network $9.7 million, higher than the initial $6.4 million.
Thirty years after the law was passed, the definition remains unclear. Here’s a guide to understanding them better.
STRIVE Prep - Kepner middle school will close at the end of this school year.
Denver Public Schools’ superintendent is recommending closing STRIVE Prep - Kepner middle school for low test scores. The school board is set to vote Jan. 12.
Advocates say they will push for solutions to issues that have become more pressing during the pandemic, including funding, hiring challenges, and student mental health.
The complaints allege that the district failed to notify the state Department of Education of six buildings slated to close at the end of 2022-23.
Indianapolis Public Schools heads into winter break without consensus on an operating referendum that must be certified for the ballot by Feb. 17.
Votes on two other schools recommended for closure are delayed amid lawsuit against district
The board is slated to vote later this month on another ballot item to fund things like expanded academic programs.
58% of NYC charter schools shrank during COVID, even as the sector grew overall. Two of the city’s major charter networks — Success Academy and Uncommon Schools — saw student enrollment shrink last year.
While charters affiliated with Indianapolis Public Schools would get a cut of new revenue, independent charters would not.
The vote to allow Believe to add K-3 went against the recommendation of district administrators, who raised concerns about the school’s academic performance
The district cited numerous concerns, but charter leaders say they won’t give up.
Charter school enrollment spiked early in the pandemic, then flattened in the 2021-22 school year, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
The district’s decision to close six schools in 2023 could leave buildings available to charter school operators for $1.
The vote is the latest blow to the nationally recognized charter network. Last month, Chicago Public Schools moved to take over the charter’s two South Side campuses.
After Chicago Public Schools moved to take over two campuses from Urban Prep, the Illinois Board of Education will vote Thursday on whether to revoke its agreement for the charter’s third campus.
The Indianapolis Charter School Board’s vote followed vocal opposition to the proposal at a public meeting.
The change comes after hundreds of people signed a petition to keep the charter school out of Harshman, a traditional public school.
The Newark-based charter school resumed its efforts to conduct a pay equity analysis following leadership changes in the human resource team that had originally put the plan on pause, Great Oaks Legacy said.
“The treatment we’ve experienced in the last two months is a direct example of institutionalized racism.”
Both candidates have received big donations from those who influence New York’s education world — helping to paint a clearer picture of who is hoping to have sway over school policy.
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