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Charter school organizers seek to open Rutherford Collegiate Prep
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Dec 3, 10:01 AM: The creators of Rutherford Collegiate Prep, a public charter school seeking state approval, to operate in northwest Rutherford County, believe local families deserve education options.
Michael Bloomberg: Why I’m Backing Charter Schools
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Dec 2, 12:28 PM: We need a new, stronger model of public education that is based on evidence, centered on children, and built around achievement, excellence and accountability for all. The future of America’s most vulnerable children—and of our >
Philly’s school board is investigating racial bias in charter school authorizations
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Dec 2, 12:26 PM: The African American Charter Schools Coalition has said that “systemic racism and systemic biases” threaten school choice in Philadelphia.
Two Rivers Community School re-applies for district authorization
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Dec 2, 11:51 AM: Local charter school Two Rivers Community School is again applying for district authorization, which could turn over oversight responsibilities to the Roaring Fork School District (RFSD), a news release stated.
Florida lawmakers seek stability for charter schools
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Dec 2, 11:19 AM: A measure is moving through the Legislature to add guidelines to how charter schools may be renewed or terminated. It received rare bipartisan support in its first House committee stop.
Enrollment declines in DC Public Schools as more opt for charter schools, home schooling
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Dec 2, 11:09 AM: Enrollment in D.C. Public Schools declined by 855 students this year, while charter schools and home schooling saw increases in enrollment.
Opinion: New Fall River, New Bedford charter school will pave the way to college success
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Dec 2, 7:02 AM: The young people of New Bedford and Fall River possess boundless potential. They dream of becoming tomorrow’s epidemiologists, computer scientists, and biomedical engineers. They deserve an education that will prepare them to reach >
Charter schools turning to weighted lotteries to attract low-income students
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Dec 2, 6:13 AM: Often criticized for a lack of racial and socioeconomic diversity, Nevada charter schools are starting to embrace weighted lotteries as a way to increase enrollment of under-resourced students.
Atlantis Charter students pair business and tech in school store of 3D printed items
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Dec 1, 9:23 AM: Students at Atlantis Charter School are getting a lesson in entrepreneurship and technology as they run a school store selling items they made themselves using 3D printers.
New Charter School in Mills to Emphasize Patriotism in their Curriculum
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Dec 1, 9:18 AM: Following an approval process, the teaching materials used for the charter school will be taken from Hillsdale College, a small university in Michigan, which covers a variety of math, science, and history topics.
Sen. Andrew Koenig to Pre-file Legislation Fixing Funding Inequity for Public Charter Schools
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Dec 1, 7:28 AM: Legislation designed to help families and those struggling with substance use disorders was signed into law by the governor. Senate Bill 63 establishes a statewide prescription drug monitoring program to help health care >
Soaring Real Estate Prices, Vocal Opponents Complicate School Site Search (CER in the news)
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Nov 30, 9:56 AM: As of last year, 45 states and the District of Columbia offered some form of financial support for charter school facilities. Dozens of states now have provisions where charter schools have free or below-market-price access to >
For the first time, more K-12 students are attending charters than Kansas City Public Schools
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Nov 30, 8:58 AM: Of the more than 26,500 K-12 students who attended school within Kansas City's boundaries, a slight majority attends one of 20 charter schools.
New ‘Wyoming Classical Academy’ public charter school proposed to serve Casper and Mills
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Nov 30, 8:54 AM: City of Mills Community Development Director Sabrina Kemper on Monday shared information about an u-coming open house for a proposed charter school that would aim to serve students from Mills and Casper.
‘Part of the change’: Liberty STEAM Charter Executive Director Khalil Graham
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Nov 30, 7:47 AM:

From high school dropout to promoting excellence as a standard in K-12 education. From poverty and rough neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York, to creating opportunities for students.

New charter school focused on BIPOC community to open in east Portland
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Nov 30, 7:40 AM: A new charter school focused on the BIPOC community is coming to the east side of Portland. HOLLA School will be housed in the Rockwood Boys and Girls Club.
Local Charter School Helps Give Family a New Start
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Nov 30, 6:21 AM: We feel great with the way Phoenix pays attention to details, specifically how they see the potential in each kid.” He continues, “They push the kids to go beyond their capabilities, always pushing the kids to go the extra >
States, Districts Working Together to Become Better Charter School Authorizers
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Nov 29, 9:33 AM: There is a persistent myth in education reform circles that school districts hate charter schools and cannot be trusted as charter authorizers if the sector is to succeed. This myth obscures important realities — and opportunities >
Editorial: Reconcile charter school tuition costs
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Nov 29, 8:52 AM: Experience is said to be the best teacher, at least for those who want to learn. So, the state Legislature should use hard experience to act on a lesson that the COVID-19 pandemic imposed on public education.
Waitlist grows for Lowcountry families during school enrollment freeze
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Nov 29, 8:50 AM: The Lowcountry’s only public charter school for kids with learning disabilities has been unable to accept students for nearly two months after being notified it failed to meet requirements.

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