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Howard Street Charter gets a cut to district funding
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Apr 20, 6:54 AM: Nancy MacMorris-Adix, the chairperson of the school board, said the funding level was an equity issue. MacMorris-Adix and other board members expressed their support for the charter and said the decrease in funding was not a >
Paisley Public Charter School looks to increase enrollment numbers
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Apr 19, 6:33 AM: Paisley Public Charter School in Lake County hopes to increase the number of incoming freshmen next year to maintain its longstanding academic and sports programs, Paisley Guidance Counselor Michael Jones said.
Charter school aims to open doors with 257 students
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Apr 10, 4:47 AM: Plans to open a new charter school to serve students in Fruitland, Payette, Weiser, New Plymouth and Parma have been bumped back a year, according to one of the school’s founding board members.
Oregon’s Online Schools Offer Flexibility, But Graduation Rates Lag Behind
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Apr 4, 4:50 AM: Backers of school choice have a new ally in the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. At her confirmation hearing before a Senate committee earlier this year, DeVos presented herself as a friend of parents seeking alternatives to >
A decade of innovating
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Mar 22, 6:48 AM: The school started with 60 students in ninth- and 10th-grades. Now it averages about 200 students per year in ninth through 12th grades, with the previous school year marking the first time they started with a waiting list.
More Charter Schools Expected in Oregon
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Mar 15, 6:26 AM: President Donald Trump has vowed to increase school  choice around the country and his Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is a champion of charter schools.  Oregon already has 120 charter schools with more than 30-thousand kids. >
Advocates push for more school spending
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Mar 14, 5:51 AM: Advocates for boosting education funding took center stage at the Capitol on Monday, arguing through polling and voting results that Oregonians want more money spent on schools.
Charter school killed Crook County grad rate
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Feb 8, 7:42 AM: Insight School of Oregon’s graduation rate in 2014-15 was 19.08 percent. In Oregon, where charter schools are privately run and publicly funded, they must be sponsored by a school district.
School board OKs policy banning charter students from playing athletics
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Nov 16, 7:58 AM: The Medford School Board Monday voted four to two in support of a policy that would ban Medford charter students from participating in most high school athletics starting July 1, 2018.
Charter schools to be included in public school activities until 2018
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Nov 15, 7:07 AM: Charter high school students  will not be excluded from public school activities like drama, band and sports until 2018. That’s the word from the Medford School Board Monday night.
Local student takes to online high school
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Nov 14, 7:46 AM: When Taylor Hampton told her friends she was leaving high school to enroll in a virtual school online, they said she was crazy. With a negative image of a home-schooled student in their minds, they told her she would never make it >
Seaside School District approves charter application
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Oct 27, 6:29 AM: Nearly four years after a group of residents initiated an effort to create a charter school in Cannon Beach, the organization reached a significant milestone with the approval of its charter. With that piece resolved, the academy’s >
New Rules Could Prioritize Traditional School Kids Over Charter Kids For Sports
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Oct 11, 6:07 AM: At Medford School District's Monday night board meeting, they will have a final reading for new guidelines concerning charter school kids playing sports in the district.
Charter school families prepare to meet with district over sports
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Oct 4, 6:37 AM: At least 50 parents are planning to meet with the Medford School District next monday over the sports controversy.
Charter students couldn’t play sports on Medford teams under new rules
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Oct 3, 5:32 AM: Local charter school students are being forced to choose between sports and an alternative education after the Medford School District redefined who could participate in sports at its traditional secondary schools.
North Eugene losing out in school choice transfers
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Sep 29, 4:49 AM: Data provided by the Eugene School District on Wednesday night left those in attendance with a lot of lingering questions and at least one major takeaway: North Eugene is the high school that’s affected most negatively by the >
Montessori charter school approved for Bend
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Sep 28, 6:36 AM: The Bend-La Pine School Board on Tuesday approved letting a Montessori charter school open in Bend that it denied last fall.
District expands AP offerings for youth
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Sep 26, 6:34 AM: Beginning this academic year, Reedsport Community Charter School youth can take Advanced Placement Calculus, earning college credit.
Medford School District sports impacted for charter school students
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Sep 9, 5:53 AM: School is in session, and so are fall sports. But many charter school students won't be on the field this year. Natalie Hurd is the communications specialist with the Medford School District. She said in previous years, these >
Charter school opens in Portland Public Schools’ Humboldt School in North Portland
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Aug 25, 7:15 AM: For the first time a school in Portland Public Schools will be used to teach charter school students. Humboldt Elementary School in the Eliot Neighborhood closed in 2012 as part of a budget-cutting move by the district.

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