Charters & Choice

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 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.
The Manhattan charter school had 17 of its 54 staff members out sick as of Tuesday. COVID, RSV, and the flu affected many staffers, officials from the Washington Heights school said.
As Colorado districts prepare to vote on school closures, Chalkbeat answered some common questions.
“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.
Education has featured prominently in Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin, three battleground states with tight races for governor.
There are still many open questions about how both would approach policy for schools.
The charter schools will join a new enrollment platform funded in large part by the New Jersey Children’s Foundation, a charter-aligned nonprofit in Newark.
The study findings are significant for Michigan, which has robust school choice policies but no rules to ensure that students have school options in their own neighborhoods.
Facing a budget shortfall because of enrollment declines, Soundview Academy’s principal made an unusual request to students, staff and families: Would they help market the school?
The school, which serves 188 students, will close at the end of this school year.
“Focus on selecting a school that is a good fit for your student and not whether it’s a ‘good school’ or not,” one expert said.
A Chalkbeat analysis found that Denver schools opened at a rapid pace as enrollment climbed. Now school closures are looming.
Despite approving the charter school application in December, the district now blocked the school by rejecting the contract.
Far more Colorado students are enrolled in online schools than before the pandemic, but there isn’t much information about how these schools perform.
Candidates hold widely divergent views on charter schools, vouchers, book bans, and third-grade retention
The schools could become the third and fourth to be removed from the innovation network since its creation.
The list of demands from the union are the latest in an outpouring of public comments, questions, and concerns about the district’s proposed overhaul.
Una querella federal dice que la ley de opción de escuelas (school choice) de Colorado da demasiada oportunidad para rechazar a estudiantes discapacitados.
Written feedback runs counter to public comments delivered in person
The 5280 Freedom School plans to open next fall with kindergarten and first grade, and add grades each year up to fifth grade.
A similar model has already landed another Indiana virtual school in hot water with legislators.
The charter-friendly organizations that have been heavily involved in past IPS races have both endorsed Hope Hampton over Kristen Elizabeth Phair.
National charter school operators have largely avoided confronting the immense student need, fierce competition, and low regulation that characterize the school landscape in Detroit.
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