Charter schools

Board members approved millions in spending on technology, summer programming, and curriculum. They also denied a charter school application.
Many Michigan schools are trying different methods to recruit and retain teachers, including increasing compensation and providing development opportunities.
In March, the Newark Board of Education filed an appeal over the state’s decision to approve North Star Academy’s charter school expansion, one of the largest charter school networks in the city with six elementary, six middle, and two high schools.
5280 Freedom School’s founder said the inability to open will hurt Black students who are not served well in district schools.
School districts in four counties will have to share increases in property tax revenues with charters, among other changes to Indiana’s education funding laws this year.
Colorado’s budget paves the way for ending budget diversions and instead fully funding K-12 education in the 2024-25 school year.
In total, New York City schools will receive about 4% more in funding than last year.
As Indianapolis’ leader, the mayor impacts education through the Office of Education Innovation, which is a charter school authorizer, as well as issues such as crime, the economy, and housing.
Gov. Kathy Hochul’s push for more charter schools in New York City emerged as one of the last items holding up the overdue state budget — and her keen interest puzzled many following the issue.
The mayor has a significant impact on crime, the economy, and housing in Indianapolis — all of which affect the educators and students who go to school here. Here’s how the candidates plan to tackle these issues, and more.
District forced to reckon with failure of charter-focused state turnaround effort.
The Excel Center - Twin Aire adult charter high school could open in the building now occupied by Paul Miller School 114, which is closing at the end of this school year.
Lawmakers could solidify a final budget as early as this week, but charter schools have been a sticking point.
Valor Classical Academy’s plans for a Marion County location ran into opposition from critics concerned about the charter school’s curriculum and political affiliations.
Leaders with the nationally-recognized charter school network said Wednesday they filed a lawsuit to keep control of its remaining two campuses serving Black boys in Englewood and Bronzeville. Chicago Public Schools has said it plans to keep the schools open under district management.
Proposal offers a hint of how the district will deal with the unraveling of the state-run Achievement School District.
Board members acknowledged the larger issue would likely be settled by the Supreme Court, with implications for the separation of church and state.
Hillsdale-affiliated charter school wants to open in Indianapolis but faces opposition.
Detailed family income data has the potential to shape how schools are evaluated, staffed, and even funded.
Republicans are seeking funding parity for charter schools, which cannot raise their own property tax revenue. But some worry the move would come at the expense of traditional public schools.
Since IPS created ‘restart’ schools in 2015, the district has replaced two charter operators and a third school has closed.
The move, protested by Hanley’s charter operator, marks another twist in the chaotic unwinding of the Achievement School District.
Brandon Johnson’s biggest donors are teachers unions. Paul Vallas is raking in cash from wealthy individuals — some of whom have supported charter schools and other education reform efforts in Chicago.
Administrators said they were working to address inequities in their staffing model, though students and teachers feared the restructure would have the opposite effect.
LEARN Excel Charter and the Boys and Girls Club partnered to offer enrichment opportunities beyond academics.
Both the state Senate and Assembly called to remove Gov. Kathy Hochul’s proposal to allow New York City to open more than 100 new charter schools.
The state shut down University Heights Charter School last summer due to low test scores, declining enrollment, and an unstable leadership team.
Legislation at the statehouse could deepen the divide between Indianapolis Public Schools and charters.
A teacher at KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy is fighting to start what he calls the Colorado Charter Teachers Association.
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