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Posted: November 26, 2014

A new report by Excellent Schools Detroit is advocating for universal enrollment in Detroit, as the number of charters in the city continues to grow. The group argues that this step would also make Detroit a trailblazer in the charter sector, where so far only New Orleans, Denver, Washington, D.C., and Newark have a universal enrollment option.

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Posted: November 25, 2014

Arianna Prothero reports on charter school advocates in New York City holding a class outside Tuesday to protest the lack of facilities funding charters receive from the state.

Posted: July 1, 2014

Charter School Capital has developed a $500 million program to help charter schools nationwide secure facilities that meet the growing needs of charter schools.

Posted: May 21, 2013

In this article, Robert Slavin discusses how IDEA Public Schools is effectively scaling up their organization, in part by working with traditional school districts in Texas.

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Posted: June 17, 2011

In this article, Bill Kurtz highlights how Denver Public Schools and the charter schools in its portfolio district serve as a model for collaboration in education.

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Posted: August 20, 2014

This article highlights how five former Minneapolis Public School (MPS) buildings are now being used by high-performing charter schools. 

Posted: September 15, 2014

This article highlights Cleveland Metropolitan School District's compact with local charter schools and its award for the compact from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Posted: January 29, 2014

To support its goal of providing every student with a high-quality public education that prepares them for success in college and career, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released grants totaling $500,000 to five cities where public charter and district schools are committed to working together to support student success: Aldine (TX), Lawrence (MA), San Jose (CA), Spokane (WA) and Tulsa (OK) in January.

Posted: November 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education announces the publication of its Notice of Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria (NPP) for the Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants to State educational agencies (SEA).

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