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17 hours ago
Federal investigators seek student records and spending details at Indiana Virtual School
The subpoena summoned representatives of Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy to testify in front of a grand jury Aug. 6 with requested documents.
19 hours ago
This turnaround model is spreading. Is it a better way to help struggling schools or just a new brand of takeover?
A school turnaround strategy that's shown promise in Springfield, Mass. is spreading to districts across the country with the help of a group called Empower Schools.
2 days ago
3 out of 4 Americans support giving teachers a raise, the highest in a decade
Nearly three in four Americans think teachers should be paid more, the poll shows.
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2 days ago
As they ask for more money, two Indiana virtual schools say they are all but closed
Despite painting a picture of schools that are all but shut down, an attorney for Indiana Virtual School and Indiana Virtual Pathways Academy asked to keep them open.
August 15, 2019
Q&A: This charter school leader says his company’s new school will ‘be better’ than the neighboring district
This charter leader explains why he's opening a new school in a state that's losing students.
Updated August 15, 2019
Goodbye round two applications, hello waitlists: NYC announces changes to high school admissions
The city will allow students to sit on waiting lists and is eliminating the second round of admissions.
August 14, 2019
Across the board, Denver students making above-average progress on tests, study shows
“The pattern of performance here is consistent,” said researcher Macke Raymond.
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 8, 2019
An Indianapolis charter school is going out on its own — and saying goodbye to its longtime network
The local board that oversees Victory is betting that it can operate independently — all the while saving roughly $450,000 in administrative costs.
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.
August 3, 2019
Indianapolis charter school for troubled youth closes days before school starts
Marion Academy was created for students who have been in the juvenile justice system, were expelled or were at-risk of expulsion.
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August 2, 2019
Front Range Community College’s new building will expand opportunities for technical job training
A technical training program housed in a state-of-the-art building unveiled Thursday will enable students at Front Range Community College to pursue in-demand specialties
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