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UC expands free online classes for high school students
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Feb 22, 6:48 AM: Seeking to help disadvantaged students, the University of California announced an expansion Wednesday of its online learning program that provides high school students with free access to courses required for admission >
SRC plans vote on seven new charter applications Thursday
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Feb 22, 6:43 AM: The School Reform Commission will consider applications for seven new charter schools on Thursday, Feb. 22. Two additional applications have been withdrawn since the process began in December.
Riveredge, Fredonia district plan to launch charter school
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Feb 22, 6:41 AM: Riveredge Nature Center is planning to launch a nature-based, elementary charter school sponsored by the Northern Ozaukee School District where students would spend most of the day outside studying subjects normally taught >
Alternative school plans progress in Hancock County
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Feb 22, 6:38 AM: An informational workshop was held Tuesday at Weirton’s L.B. Millsop Primary with officials from Hancock County Schools and Brooke County Schools in attendance. A plan currently is being developed to use the school, set to >
Non-renewing a school for non-traditional students
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Feb 22, 6:27 AM: A school for nontraditional students has not been renewed by its sponsor organization and will close. A school for nontraditional students has not been renewed by its sponsor organization and will close. Life Skills Center >
New Haverhill High class tries to lure girls to computer programming
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Feb 22, 6:22 AM: To help meet the demand for local jobs in the high tech and health care industries, Haverhill High is adding computer programming to the school's growing list of vocational programs.
Dorchester charter school faces probation amid state probes into financial mismanagement
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Feb 22, 6:19 AM: A state education official is recommending probation for a Dorchester charter school due to declining academic performance and alleged financial mismanagement, including what appears to be an improper payout of unused sick >
As the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools turns 10, a new report shows this unique turnaround model is driving big gains at struggling campuses
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Feb 22, 6:17 AM: The Partnership for Los Angeles Schools is a unique school model that focuses on turning around the lowest-scoring schools with the highest dropout rates in the toughest neighborhoods of Los Angeles — Boyle Heights, Watts, >
SCS Draws Battle Lines for ESSA Standards
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Feb 22, 6:11 AM: For several weeks Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen and Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson have been talking about what happens to two failing Memphis schools – American Way Middle and >
Judge: Charter School Funding Constitutional
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Feb 22, 6:06 AM: Mississippi's charter-school law does not violate the state's Constitution, Hinds County Chancery Court Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled almost a year after getting the case.
13 Denver schools want to join “innovation zone” or create their own
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Feb 22, 6:05 AM: Thirteen Denver schools have signaled their desire to become more autonomous by joining the district’s first “innovation zone” or by banding together to form their own zones. The schools span all grade levels, and most of >
Education commissioner to recommend opening new regional charter school in Lawrence
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Feb 22, 5:32 AM: Phoenix Charter Academy Network — which also operates charters in Chelsea and Springfield — aims to serve students who are at risk of dropping out of school or who previously dropped out of school. >
Future of Turquoise Trail charter school still in limbo
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Feb 21, 7:54 AM: After threatening legal action if the school district tries to force Turquoise Trail Charter Elementary School to move, the head of the school’s governing board told Santa Fe school board members Tuesday that he wants to >
D.C. Public Schools leader to resign after skirting school assignment rules
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Feb 21, 7:53 AM: D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Antwan Wilson, appointed last year with a mandate to close a persistent student achievement gap, was forced to resign Tuesday amid revelations he skirted the city’s competitive lottery system >
Controversial Teachers Union Language Stripped From Education Bill
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Feb 21, 7:52 AM: A key Florida Senate committee has stripped language from an omnibus education bill that threatened the survival of the state’s teachers unions. Critics of the plan say it’s unfair that only teachers were targeted. >
State reprimands two Paterson charter school trustees for failing to receive timely training
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Feb 21, 7:44 AM: The New Jersey School Ethics Commission has issued reprimands against two members of the John P. Holland Charter School board of trustees for failing to timely undergo mandatory training, according to state records. >
Online learning for home-school pupils gets Iowa Senate OK
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Feb 21, 7:34 AM: Home-schooled students could take online courses without enrolling in a public school or an accredited private school under a bill approved Tuesday by the Iowa Senate.
Constellation schools offer choice in Lorain, principal says
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Feb 21, 7:16 AM: Parma-based Constellation Schools will celebrate the district’s 20th anniversary this year. The charter school district has grown to about 5,000 in 16 schools across northeast Ohio, including in Lorain, where Constellation >
Ross Valley Charter threatens lawsuit
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Feb 21, 7:06 AM: The charter, which occupies eight classrooms inside the district’s White Hill Middle School in Fairfax, is seeking at least one more classroom — or a total of nine — for next year under terms of state Proposition 39. The >
Department of Education hits the brakes on Lynn charter school expansion
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Feb 21, 7:04 AM: The Department of Education has put a hold on the proposed expansion of KIPP Academy Charter School and the plans for a second charter school in the city.

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