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Moorlach: Data Shows Charters Do Not Hurt School District Finances
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Dec 13, 9:57 AM: California charter schools took a beating in the state Capitol this year. Charters are cost-effective alternatives created by parents, cities, universities and foundations. The parents want their children to receive an education >
Utah charter school enrollment dips for the 1st time in at least a decade
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Dec 13, 9:21 AM: Enrollment at Utah’s charter schools — which have seen explosive growth in the past as they’ve attempted to be “education’s disruptors” — declined this year for the first time in at least a >
Dozens weigh in on Lincoln Unified charter proposal
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Dec 13, 8:37 AM: It was standing room only during a special meeting for the Lincoln Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday night, where a public hearing was held on Aspire Public Schools’ petition to open a charter school in the >
BSU is Tracking Student Achievement at Several Idaho Charters
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Dec 12, 8:36 AM: Idaho’s largest university is tracking student achievement at nearly a dozen Idaho charter schools in order to evaluate the impact of millions of federal grant dollars.
1 in 5 Utahns is a public school student; fall ’19 enrollment tops 666,000
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Dec 12, 8:01 AM: The Oct. 1 head count of 666,858 represents an enrollment increase of 1.19%, or 7,906 students, over the previous year’s head count of 658,952. However, for the first time since 2005, year-to-year enrollment at Utah’s public charter >
State Department of Education selects 3 Springfield schools to join innovative pilot learning program
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Dec 12, 7:45 AM: It was standing room only during a special meeting for the Lincoln Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday night, where a public hearing was held on Aspire Public Schools’ petition to open a charter school in the >
State Charter School Board votes to close Capstone Classical Academy charter
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Dec 10, 7:56 AM: The State Charter School Board voted unanimously Monday to close Capstone Classical Academy, a public charter school in Weber County, effective at the end of the academic year.
Non-traditional teaching program focuses on rigor, flexibility to fill labor shortage
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Dec 9, 8:39 AM: Kayla Gardner is in her second year as a special education teacher at Kimberly Elementary. While she has a degree in childhood development and worked for 10 years as a child life specialist, the transition to a career in teaching >
35% of Colorado high schoolers are earning college credit as they study for their diplomas
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Dec 9, 8:23 AM: Concurrent enrollment saves students from 173 Colorado school districts time and money -- and is helping to close closing the racial education gap.
Column: What can we learn from Washington’s recent charter-school closures?
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Dec 9, 8:13 AM: The closures have riled lawmakers, charter-school advocates and researchers. Ashé was backed by a swell of community support, a fact that makes its closure all the more perplexing — and for some, painful. The closures add to the >
Employees sue teacher's union over slow responses to requests to leave it
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Dec 6, 8:29 AM: Four Hillsboro school employees sued their union and school district Thursday in federal court, arguing that the union slow-walks requests from employees who want to quit their unions in violation of their rights under the U.S. >
Public Charter School Commission director announces resignation
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Dec 6, 8:11 AM: Idaho Public Charter School Commission Director Tamara Baysinger will resign at the end of the month.
Judge blocks regulator from moving to shut Nevada Virtual Academy
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Dec 5, 7:16 AM: A judge has issued a temporary restraining order to block a potential closure of the online Nevada Virtual Academy charter school until a lawsuit alleging that the State Public Charter School Authority imposed unlawful performance >
Editorial: California can’t account for billions of education dollars
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Dec 5, 6:42 AM: Since then, state spending on schools has increased about 50%. But, as state Auditor Elaine Howle explained in a troubling report last month, there is no way to track whether money is being spent as it should.
California takes lead in helping students get to college — and stay there
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Dec 4, 9:42 AM: California is trying a host of creative approaches to remedy seemingly intractable problems in higher education.
Denver’s charter and traditional schools producing similar test results in recent years
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Dec 4, 9:41 AM: Five years ago, the consensus about charter schools in Denver seemed clear: They were producing higher test scores than traditional schools.
Charters see big enrollment growth amid pockets of steep decline
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Dec 4, 8:02 AM: Public charter schools accounted for nearly half of Idaho’s overall enrollment growth from last fall, yet several appear to be reeling from decreased funding after posting some of the state’s steepest enrollment >
Charter petition denied again
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Dec 2, 9:04 AM: The Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District Board of Education unanimously denied a petition for the proposed Eagle Collegiate Academy charter school at its Nov. 14 meeting for the fourth time.
Montana's teacher shortage starting to affect bigger districts
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Dec 2, 9:03 AM: Montana's teacher shortage is still a rural problem. Small schools in the state's most isolated areas struggle to recruit and retain teachers.
Column: NM educators want rigorous job evaluations
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Dec 2, 8:34 AM: In response to previous editorials posted in local newspaper outlets over the last few months, which have taken a somewhat dim view of our work, the N.M. Public Education Department Teacher Evaluation Task Force would like to >

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