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July 27, 2017
6 problems the NAACP has with charter schools — and 5 of its ideas for how to reshape the sector
After calling for a temporary ban on new charter schools last year, the NAACP has revealed what would it would take to get the civil rights group to support the sector.
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July 5, 2017
Has the charter school movement gone awry? A new book says yes, and it’s causing a stir
What’s needed now, the book’s authors say, is more innovation and less of a focus on test results. That argument prompted Checker Finn to call the book “idiocy.”
June 27, 2017
Charter school proposals rejected by Memphis officials — for now
The charter applicants have 30 days to amend their plans and re-submit to Shelby County Schools board before August vote.
June 12, 2017
Who’s helping and who’s hurting? New national study looks at how charter networks measure up, from KIPP to K12
"Why are some networks with terrible average growth allowed to continue to operate multiple schools?” the report asks.
April 12, 2017
Former Indianapolis principal hired to overhaul Memphis charter school office
Daphnè Robinson most recently led a charter school in Indianapolis and is the wife of the Memphis Education Fund's new CEO.
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September 27, 2016
Here’s what charter school advisers want to see change in Memphis
A report from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers calls for significant changes to charter school oversight by Shelby County Schools.
September 19, 2016
With 45 charters and only three overseers, Shelby County Schools may consult with national group
The school board explores more work with a national charter organization that helps authorizers both open new charter schools and close failing ones.
December 8, 2015
Charter school sponsor group ranks Indiana's charter law No. 1 in the U.S.
That state earned praise for tightening charter school accountability the past three years.
June 22, 2015
Indiana has seen a burst of new charter schools since 2011 law
In a significant jump, 86 charter schools could be open this fall, up from just 49 charter schools statewide four years ago,. The gain equates to about 75 percent more schools.
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