Charters & Choice

A proposal to take vouchers statewide is also on the table, but unlikely to get a vote this year.
Critics of the district’s lottery system had said it would lead to enrollment declines and staff cuts at certain high schools.
The 3-year-old charter school cited low enrollment and high costs as the reasons for the closure in a resolution passed by its board of directors.
Lawmakers are considering a plan to dramatically increase spending on the state’s voucher program.
The autonomous Innovation school withdrew its plan to expand to James Whitcomb Riley School 43 next school year.
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.
Thursday’s notifications arrived three months earlier than they did last year, as part of a series of reforms under schools Chancellor David Banks meant to simplify the process and tighten access to some coveted selective schools.
Legislation at the statehouse could deepen the divide between Indianapolis Public Schools and charters.
Parents, students and staff allege a toxic environment at Edison School of the Arts and call on the school’s board to make changes.
A teacher at KIPP Northeast Denver Leadership Academy is fighting to start what he calls the Colorado Charter Teachers Association.
Democrats have tried but failed to tweak the bill, which would make it easier for charter schools to take advantage of the so-called $1 law.
A state senator who claimed the district is freezing out charters got into a heated exchange with the board president.
The proposed voucher expansion accounts for about a third of additional funding that K-12 schools might receive.
Success Academy, Uncommon Schools, KIPP, and Achievement First all shrank. Still, Gov. Kathy Hochul has pushed to raise the NYC charter cap.
Education savings accounts are unlikely to get support in the Colorado legislature, but a new poll from Ready Colorado finds public support for accounts that could be used for special education needs.
The Indiana attorney general’s finding is a win for Indianapolis Public Schools. But state lawmakers are considering stiffening the law that forces districts to sell unused buildings to charter operators.
Under current state law, charters do not receive a portion of the funding that districts can collect from property taxes
The State Board of Education granted a second appeal after the district refused to renegotiate the contract.
Sponsors want recently launched pilot program to add Hamilton County Schools
Achieve Community and People’s Prep charter schools will consolidate for next school year. North Star Academy and LINK Community charter schools can increase enrollment.
New York City’s education department pulled three proposals to co-locate Success Academy elementary schools in shared campuses after locals mounted campaigns to fight the plans.
Thirty years after the law was passed, the definition remains unclear. Here’s a guide to understanding them better.
Legislation would make all students eligible for Education Scholarship Accounts, regardless of family income.
STRIVE Prep - Kepner middle school will close at the end of this school year.
Third grade retention policy, private school vouchers, and a teacher shortage are among the priorities
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