- The Most Polarizing Education Reformer in New York City
- > Sep 22, 7:09 AM: Now, as the founder and CEO of Success Academy, the largest charter-school network in New York City, the criticism is as loud as ever. Success has produced stellar academic outcomes, even winning the prestigious Broad Prize this
- Hamilton County school board votes to keep moving forward on Partnership Zone option
- Sep 22, 6:49 AM: After spirited debate, Hamilton County school board members voted 7-2 Thursday night to move forward with conversations with the state about what a Partnership Zone will look like.
- Einstein Charter Schools Deemed Noncompliant For Providing Inadequate Transportation
- > Sep 22, 6:40 AM: Einstein Charter Schools are in trouble for failing to provide adequate transportation to their students. WWNO has obtained a notice of noncompliance sent from the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) to Einstein Charter schools
- State, local teacher unions file dueling lawsuits over money battle
- Sep 22, 6:18 AM: A money-related beef has escalated into a legal battle between the union that represents Clark County teachers and its parent organizations, further souring their already rocky relationship.
- OHA considers changing contract to award charter school funds, unsettling many
- Sep 22, 6:15 AM: Every year, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs gives $1.5 million to Hawaiian charter schools. Halau Ku Mana, one of 17 Hawaiian focused charters gets about $50,000-$60,000 of the OHA money.
- Worel angry over proposed charter school in Vallejo
- Sep 22, 5:56 AM: The two Vallejo school board trustees who opposed the removal of Ramona Bishop as district superintendent last March expressed dismay Wednesday night over news she is seeking to open a charter school in Vallejo.
- Private managers of public schools, charter leaders enjoy extra buffer from public-records laws
That’s in part because emails sent by Moskowitz and other leaders of New York City’s largest charter network — which oversees 46 public schools and 15,500 students — are not subject to the same public-records laws as district >
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- Online public schools a growing option for parents
- > Sep 22, 5:39 AM: "It’s working fantastic for us,” said Mills, whose son and daughter Gwen are both students at Washington Connections Academy, an online school. The tuition-free online schools offer students direct instruction with teachers using
- ECOT bid for easier grades raises conflict of interest concerns over sponsor's role
- Sep 22, 5:35 AM: An apparent conflict of interest in Ohio's charter school system is about to become a major factor in the ECOT online school's bid to survive by becoming a dropout prevention and recovery school.
- In Education Duel, Foes Fight to a Draw in Sacramento
- > Sep 22, 5:33 AM: It was the last piece of education legislation to die in a year when the teachers union and its ascendant adversary, the California Charter Schools Association, fought to a stalemate while trying to shape the future of the state’s
- Indian River County School District owes charter schools more than $2.5 million after settlement
- Sep 22, 5:26 AM: The school district will pay more than $2.5 million for shortchanging local tax dollars from five charter schools over the past four years.
- Mayor Urges Portland Schools To Let Charter School Stay Put
- Sep 22, 5:06 AM: Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler is the latest area leader to call on Oregon’s largest school district to let a small charter school stay where it is.
- Gov. Scott Walker signs $76B Wisconsin budget with money for schools, fees for hybrids
- > Sep 22, 4:59 AM: Families that have incomes of up to 220% of the federal poverty level, or about $45,000 for a family of three, will qualify for the statewide voucher program outside of Milwaukee and Racine. That's up from 185% of the poverty level
- De Blasio slammed with thousands of letters from families seeking public space for charter schools
- > Sep 22, 4:56 AM: Parents with the pro-charter lobbying group Families for Excellent Schools on Thursday delivered 3,561 copies of a form letter signed by city parents that calls on Mayor de Blasio to respond. More will be delivered by email and
- Charter student not allowed to join choir at Beaverton elementary school
- Sep 22, 4:54 AM: A Beaverton mom is upset after her son wasn’t allowed to join an elementary school choir. The reason: he’s a charter school student.
- Petition submitted for outdoor charter school: ‘Cambridge ACRES’ could open in 2018
- Sep 22, 4:32 AM: A group behind a proposed environmental and outdoor learning charter school in Cambridge took a big step Monday night.
- As Voucher Programs Proliferate Nationally, Failing Charter Schools Have Begun to Privatize (CER in the news)
- Sep 21, 7:13 AM: A recent nationwide review found that at least 16 failing or struggling charter schools in five states have gone private with the help of publicly funded voucher programs.
- East Aurora magnet academy proposal met with some skepticism
- Sep 21, 7:11 AM: Proposed changes to East Aurora School District 131's magnet academy did not solve some recent controversial schedule issues at the school, teachers and a parent told the school board recently.
- Study: Teachers absent less in charters; teachers union, charter advocates skeptical
- > Sep 21, 7:06 AM: Matt Southerton, the president of the New Hampshire Alliance for Public Charter Schools, said he had qualms about the data researchers used and was “skeptical” of the report’s conclusions, at least where New Hampshire is
- A charter school serving at-risk student got a makeover. Now they’re sending kids to college.
- > Sep 21, 6:52 AM: Four years ago, Learning for Life Charter School had what Executive Director Ken Lawrence-Emanuel calls a “reputation.” Students—seventh- through 12th-graders who are on the verge of failing in traditional public schools—were