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August 13, 2019
Without enough students or cash, 5 Indianapolis charter schools closed. Now, 6 new ones are opening.
The new schools have various focuses, such as project-based learning or educating students with autism, and most are expansions of existing Indianapolis charter networks.
August 12, 2019
A struggling school hitches its future to a popular president by changing its name to honor Barack Obama
A low-performing Detroit charter school is changing its name to honor former President Barack Obama, and adding a new program to encourage student leadership.
August 12, 2019
N.J. put two troubled Newark charter schools on probation, citing academic and safety concerns
The schools, University Heights Charter School and M.E.T.S. Charter School, were cited for poor performance and safety issues and ordered to make improvements.
August 6, 2019
Detroit commission publishes new parent guide to city schools. But parents will have to wait for academic info.
A guide produced by Mayor Mike Duggan's education commission provides parents with useful information about city schools, though they'll have to wait for academic info.
Updated August 7, 2019
Charter schools in some cities enroll few students mid-year. Here’s why that matters.
The average D.C. district school with 500 students takes in 38 additional students mid-year, it finds, while the average charter of the same size takes in just four.
July 30, 2019
Clearer guidelines, more collaboration: New Memphis charter school policy approved
The existing policy had not been revised since 2011, when the district had 25 charter schools, less than half the 57 schools it authorizes now.
July 29, 2019
To keep transportation costs low, more Indianapolis charter schools look to partner with IndyGo
Indianapolis Public Schools is taking a page from the city's charter sector, which is increasingly leaning on IndyGo to get students to school at a reasonable price.
July 26, 2019
Charter operator: Viral graduation speeches were acts of ‘dishonesty and deceit,’ could cost students their diplomas
The students are still expecting to enroll in college despite an ongoing battle with their school superintendent.
July 25, 2019
Two Indiana virtual schools face swift closure as they shrug off blame for enrollment scandal
Now, Daleville could issue a final decision in a month that could close both schools at the end of September.
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July 24, 2019
These students would be hit the hardest under Michigan’s new third-grade retention law
MSU researchers have provided a demographic breakdown of how various groups of students would be impacted by Michigan's third-grade reading law.
July 24, 2019
Do charters further segregate America’s schools? Yes, new study says, but most blame lies elsewhere
The expansion of charters has in fact made segregation worse within school districts — but the impact is quite small.
July 23, 2019
Indiana virtual schools’ shoddy communication around its closures could force an earlier shutdown
The Daleville school board will consider Thursday night whether to speed up the closures of the two troubled virtual schools.
open or closed?
July 22, 2019
Open or closed? Parents and students at troubled Indiana virtual schools receive mixed messages
Confusion is swirling over whether two beleaguered online schools, at odds with the state and their oversight agency, are still operating, potentially leaving thousands of…
July 12, 2019
State cuts off funding to Indiana Virtual School and sister school. But will Indiana get its money back?
Indiana is withholding funds from Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy until it recovers more than $47 million from the two schools combined.
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July 12, 2019
Memphis superintendent wants to play a bigger role in improving charter school performance
The review under the new superintendent could signal a continuation of the district’s effort to collaborate more with its charter schools.
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