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In a surprise deal, embattled Indiana Virtual School and its sister school to close amid scandal
The virtual charter school that sparked statewide scrutiny of online education has quietly negotiated a deal to close, avoiding a possibly heated public hearing.
June 11, 2019
Critics of charter schools say they’re hurting school districts. Are they right?
Charter schools really do divert money from school districts. Those districts can make up for that by cutting costs over time. But the process of doing is often fraught.
behind closed doors
June 10, 2019
Indiana Virtual School wants to deal with charter revocation privately to avoid ‘mudslinging’
Leaders of Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy missed a second chance to submit a response to the accusations from their charter authorizer.
'you can't ignore this population'
June 7, 2019
In Newark, a new high school offers a refuge to students who stumble — and, for some, a path to graduation
LEAD Charter School opened in 2017 to serve students who fell behind in their previous schools. Now, it must find a way to help them graduate.
June 5, 2019
A supposedly symbolic vote put $47 million for Michigan charters in question
The vote has delayed the first grants, tightening the timeline for a handful of startup schools.
June 5, 2019
Dogged by money trouble and low enrollment, Tindley will downsize its charter network
Prominent Indianapolis charter network Tindley Accelerated Schools will consolidate its five schools to three amid continued financial hurdles.
June 3, 2019
An Indianapolis charter pioneer urges school leaders to ‘step up’ in face of political pressure
As the school choice debate emerges as an issue in the presidential election, an architect of Indianapolis’ charter sector says the controversial schools aren’t fighting…
May 29, 2019
Why this Indianapolis educator says she makes more than what she’s paid
Indianapolis educator Chelsea Easter-Rose challenged teachers to explain to students that money doesn’t make you happy, and money doesn’t solve problems.
Updated May 14, 2019
New Democratic divide on charter schools emerges, as support plummets among white Democrats
Among black and Hispanic Democrats, support for charter schools held steady from 2016 to 2018. But among white Democrats, approval tanked, dropping from 43 to 27 percent.
that was fast
May 14, 2019
Tennessee’s new governor named charter school champion by national group
Gov. Bill Lee was the only Tennessean and sole governor singled out by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
May 13, 2019
At ed reform conference, charter leaders feel the political heat — and strategize about how to fend off unions
The event offered a look at how charter leaders from across the country are coming to grips with new limits on their growth and political clout.
Paying for pre-K
May 10, 2019
Indiana charter schools face hurdles to offering pre-K. But some have figured out a way.
A handful of Indiana charter schools have looked to creative partnerships in order to provide pre-K programs.
May 9, 2019
Success Academy released psychologists’ notes about a former student. Now, the family has filed a federal complaint.
The complaint comes in response to a story published Saturday about Jazmiah Vasquez, a seven-year-old student who has not been in school for a year and a half.
May 7, 2019
For the first time, Denver’s largest charter network didn’t get space for a high school
Despite intense lobbying from parents at DSST: Henry Middle School, the district did not make space available for an accompanying high school.
May 6, 2019
Amid charter-district dispute over enrollment, new Newark nonprofit looks to play ‘diplomacy role’
The New Jersey Children's Foundation wants to help bridge the divide between Newark's traditional and charter schools.
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