Posted: November 21, 2012

The roles and responsibilities of charter school governing boards, common pitfalls of governance, and tips for establishing and implementing sound practices will be the focus of a November 29, 2012, webinar hosted by the National Charter School Resource Center.

Posted: November 19, 2012

Initiative 1240 in Washington state, the measure to allow charter schools that voters passed November 6, 2012, with 50.7 percent of the 2.9 million ballots cast, provides a 40-page roadmap for the authorization of up to 40 charter schools over a five-year period and the state estimates it will cost just over $3 million to set up the structure to implement the program.

Posted: November 16, 2012

The tax-exempt charter school bond market has grown to more than $6.4 billion since 2010, with the issuance of about $1.14 billion in bond offerings from January 2011 through May 2012, according to a Local Initiatives Support Corporation report.

Posted: November 14, 2012

The number of school districts across the country where charter schools account for at least 10 percent of the enrollment rose to 110 in 2011-12, an increase of about 15 percent, according to the seventh annual edition of A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities.

Posted: November 14, 2012

Charter schools are among the recipients of new U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to link school meal programs with local farms.

Posted: October 31, 2012

The October 30, 2012, application deadline for the U.S. Department of Education's Race to the Top-District competition is being extended due to weather conditions that might have prevented people from meeting the deadline, according to a Department announcement. Check the program website for the most current information.

Posted: October 31, 2012

A survey of charter schools that is designed to provide industry benchmarking data has been launched by edLeaders, a nonprofit organization focused on best practices in charter school leadership and development.

Posted: October 15, 2012

An opinion by the attorney general of Tennessee challenges a section of a state law adopted in July 2012 that allows a charter school authorizer to reject an application or revoke a charter if the percentage of school staff using certain nonimmigrant foreign worker visa programs exceeds 3.5 percent.

Posted: October 5, 2012

A charter school in northeastern Oregon has been awarded $24,000 as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant program that will enable the school to expand its use of fresh food and connections with area farms.

Posted: October 3, 2012

Seven grants totaling more than $1.2 million have been awarded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program to support collaboration amoung public charter schools, traditional public schools, and school districts.

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