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February 11, 2019
Indiana lawmakers nix plan to let charter schools share local funding increases
But one lawmaker indicated that he’s interested in reviving the discussion.
Raising their profile
Updated February 7, 2019
With campaigning aldermen in tow, striking Chicago teachers target statewide charter lobbyist
The Chicago Teachers Union stepped up its pressure campaign on administrators of a second striking Chicago charter with plans to picket the downtown offices of a key pro-charter lobbying group on Thursday.
February 6, 2019
Aurora seeks to close charter school, saying it is failing special needs students
Aurora's school board is expected to vote on Vega’s fate at their next meeting, on Feb. 19.
February 5, 2019
Five things we’ve learned from a decade of research on school closures
The academic impact of closures on students in those schools varies substantially. Nationwide, closures appear to slightly lower test scores.
February 4, 2019
Nashville school board member and political operative apologizes for his part in Tennessee’s Race to the Top
Will Pinkston presents his perspective in a 16,000-word, self-published essay.
the race is on
February 1, 2019
With New York nearing charter cap, it’s a race to fill the final spots
Nineteen applicants are competing for the remaining spots. But the decision may come down to who authorizes their chosen candidates first.
January 31, 2019
House lawmakers make minor changes to online schools bill, but stricter plans remain up in the air
The new amendments unanimously passed Thursday.
January 31, 2019
Newark reading teachers get help from an unlikely source: a charter school network
Dozens of Newark Public Schools teachers attended a workshop Wednesday led by Uncommon Schools, a rare example of district-charter collaboration.
splitting the pie
January 30, 2019
If Indiana districts convince voters to boost their funding, should charter schools get a cut?
Charter school advocates in Indiana and across the country have long lobbied for funding equality with traditional public schools.
January 28, 2019
For his first Tennessee budget proposal, Lee eyes teacher pay, school security, career and tech ed
The Republican governor looked at K-12 education needs during his second day of budget hearings.
January 28, 2019
The state raised the bar for organizations that oversee charter schools in Detroit. See who’s responding
Why are more charter school authorizers seeking accreditation? They say it improves the quality of the work they do.
January 24, 2019
Rise & Shine: Study says Michigan is ‘dead last’ for school funding growth
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January 23, 2019
Gateway is only Memphis charter school flagged as low-achieving on district scorecard. How did your school do?
About two-thirds of Shelby County Schools 186 district-run and charter schools improved their saw their score
January 22, 2019
Report: Change in state law has made Michigan more charter friendly
Prior to 2018, charter schools in Michigan weren't able to share in any millage revenue.
Updated January 17, 2019
Lee picks Texas academic chief Penny Schwinn as Tennessee’s next education commissioner
The choice is one of the last and most important cabinet picks for governor-elect Bill Lee, who made education a top priority on the campaign trail.
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