- School Board approves charter school despite previous concerns
Local FL school board approves charter after close review. New charter will promote small class sizes; pay particular attention to social and emotional learning in a collaborative setting. Story covers vetting process, concerns >
Nov 19, 9:29 AM:
- Charter Plateau
FL district claims victory in slowing charter flight, points to recent enrollment number that show number of charter students leveling off. Sup credits recent expansion of magnet and other specialty programs for keeping kids in >
Nov 18, 5:57 AM:
- Charter Innovation Questioned
FL district on track to deny another charter proposal for not being innovative enough. Groups already tied up in court over same issue. District says charters need to offer something different than what traditional schools do. >
Nov 4, 7:44 AM:
- Board Retracts Charter Change
FL district says it’s been overpaying charters to educate kids with special needs, postpones plan to adjust payments after protests. Charter leaders threatened lawsuits; said cuts would disrupt services to special need students. >
Oct 30, 6:47 AM:
- School Board Roadblock
Local FL school board takes charter to task at first hearing to discuss new school. Members concerned charter not “unique” enough, raise questions about accountability measures. Charter leaders respond, note lack of choices for >
Oct 28, 5:45 AM:
- Charter Moratorium Gains Traction
Massachusetts Teachers Union is gearing up to sponser a bill that would put a moratorium on new charter schools and charter growth in the state until 2018. Biased against charters.
Oct 13, 8:57 AM:
- Charter Network Intervenes in TN
The councils are a critical component in the district’s new community engagement initiative, rolled out during the summer after ASD officials acknowledged numerous missteps when taking over other Memphis schools during its first >
Oct 13, 6:46 AM:
- Indiana Discusses Charter Cap
A proposal that could limit the amount a charter school can borrow from a new state loan program based on a school’s enrollment is facing opposition from some school advocates.
Oct 12, 8:00 AM:
- Innovation Snag
FL district taking hard line on charter applications; denies any proposal that does not show innovation. Three charters turned down in latest review. Charter advocate says district acting outside of law, appeals likely. Story >
Oct 8, 6:48 AM:
- Double ‘F’ Ratings
FL lawmakers want more charter accountability, consider proposal to automatically terminate charter if school earns F-rating two years in a row. One lawmaker concerned rule will deter charters from enrolling kids most at- risk of >
Oct 7, 5:06 AM:
- Charter Money Faces Setback
Ohio State Auditor to track how charter money is utilized after Ohio DOE official admits to changing data to benefit charter schools.
Oct 6, 8:21 AM:
- FL Charter Solvency Questioned
The Lake County School Board has delayed approving an application for a high-performing charter school in Minneola, citing concerns about the financial stability of the applicant.
Oct 6, 6:53 AM:
- Best And Brightest Bonus
Concerns continue to flood FL bonus program that awards teachers for high SAT scores taken in high school. Story breaks down local applicant numbers, details problems getting documentation of original SAT reports. Teachers call >
Oct 5, 8:49 AM:
- Fruitless State Scores?
FL districts underwhelmed by results from new state tests released yesterday, say too many problems for data to be useful. Despite independent review validating assessments, local education leaders want state to delay using >
Oct 1, 6:06 AM:
- Charter Funding Increased
Arne Duncan, a charter school advocate, will increase funding to charters across the nation, despite ciriticisms from both sides of the issue. Fair in assessing charter strength and ability to turnaround public schools. >
Sep 29, 8:48 AM:
- Community Schools initiative moves forward
Local leaders outlined next steps in opening Tallahassee’s inaugural “community school” — a hub where students receive education and increased access to social services — in the following year.
Sep 29, 8:38 AM:
- Charter schools shortchanged
Equitable funding for students living in poverty being currently debated in Indianapolis for Title I schools in the state of Indiana. Fairly assesses the issue.
Sep 29, 5:53 AM:
- Parents Rally in NYC
The feud between Mayor de Blasio and charter-school advocates heats up on Wednesday as 15,000 parents and students hold a massive pro-charter rally demanding higher-quality schools for all kids.
Sep 29, 5:47 AM:
- Charter Appeal Process Challenged
School board in Palm Beach Co, FL files court case, says state’s power to overturn local decisions on charters unconstitutional. District claims state’s interference undermines local board ability to meet the need of kids. >
Sep 29, 5:25 AM: