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June 20, 2019
New schools that want to open in Denver will now have an expiration date
The rule change was quietly adopted by the school board last week.
June 19, 2019
With little fanfare, Daleville board votes to shutter controversial Indiana Virtual School
Five stoic Daleville school board members said nothing about their decision except to unanimously approve the closure agreement, leaving many unanswered accusations.
June 19, 2019
The deal to close Indiana Virtual School leaves unanswered questions. Here’s what we want to know
The closure deal means that Indiana Virtual School officials won’t have to respond to accusations of mismanagement at their schools.
June 18, 2019
Newark schools — traditional and charter — have made big gains since 2006, new report shows
Newark’s ranking among other high-poverty districts based on its state test scores has risen significantly since 2006. Its graduation rate has also improved.
June 17, 2019
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.
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