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Posted: October 24, 2014

Due to new competitive grants, some urban school districts in Florida are actively recruiting charter schools instead of waiting for charter schools to come to them with applications.

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Posted: October 23, 2014

In this article from the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, author Warren Simmons argues that chater school operators need new standards to encourage them to develop innovative strategies for learning as well as being fully transparent and accountable to the communities they serve.

Posted: October 14, 2014

This October 2014 article in the New York Times discusses a trend in teacher apprentice training programs, which have been widely used by charter schools.

Posted: October 10, 2014

"The U.S. Department of Education announced 27 new grants today totaling $39.7 million under the Charter Schools Program (CSP) to expand high quality charter schools, and open new charter schools across the nation. These grants will support charter schools’ efforts to increase high-need students’ success, especially in underserved areas, in 12 states.

Posted: October 10, 2014

"The D.C. Council has unanimously approved a trio of bills designed to overhaul special-education services in the city, aiming to speed delivery of services to students with special needs and give parents better information and resources they can use to advocate for their children...The third bill makes it possible for charter schools to give preference in enrollment lotteries for students with a particular disability, encouraging charter schools to develop targeted programs.

Posted: October 9, 2014

This October New York Times article discusses the 17 new charter schools approved by New York state which will expand the size of one of New York City's largest charter networks, Success Academy.

Posted: October 8, 2014

This New York Times article discusses a rally orchestrated by charter school advocates in New York City at Foley Square near City Hall on October 2, 2014 to spur a dialogue with Mayor Bill de Blasio as he and legislators in Albany develop their education agendas in the coming months.

Posted: September 29, 2014

Last year, the building housed Imagine Southeast Public Charter School, a school whose charter was revoked. But instead of closing its doors, the school’s former leaders brought in another operator — New York-based Democracy Prep — to turn the school around.

Posted: September 19, 2014

New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, revealed last week that his administration would find space in public school buildings for four charter schools that want to open or expand next year; he had previously been hesitant to grant public buildings to charter schools in the city. The list of approved schools includes two run by Eva Moskowitz, a charter school leader who has been a big charter supporter in the Empire State. 

Posted: September 17, 2014

Several national education organizations filed an amicus brief with the Washington State Supreme Court urging the court to uphold the state’s voter-approved 2012 charter school law.

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