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Posted: August 8, 2012

The Maine Charter School Commission has approved contracts for two charter schools to open for the fall of 2012, and approval of a third contract is pending.

Posted: August 6, 2012

Federal Charter Schools Program grants totaling $11 million have been awarded to a nonprofit organization, a state entity, and a consortium of nonprofits to help charter schools obtain facilities, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced August 6, 2012.

Posted: July 30, 2012

The federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) on July 30, 2012 opened a $500,000 competition to encourage high-quality public charter schools to partner with non-charter public schools to “share and transfer best educational and operational practices.” The application deadline for the Charter School Exemplary Collaboration

Posted: July 26, 2012

A proposal for a charter school at Fort Bragg failed to gain approval from the North Carolina Public Charter School Advisory Council and the leader of a new local board considering the project says organizers are going back to the drawing board.

Posted: July 25, 2012

A federal jury in Florida, in a July 24, 2012 verdict, awarded a longtime public school educator and charter school starter $75,000 for her claim that she faced reprisals from the school district after she publicly challenged district actions impacting operation of the charter school and her employment.

Posted: July 23, 2012

New criteria and application information are available for the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools recognition program, and state education agencies are being encouraged to indicate by August 2012 their intent to nominate schools. Only state education agencies can nominate schools.

Posted: July 18, 2012

A conference that will highlight the best examples of cooperative practices between charter and traditional public schools is set for November 4-5, 2012, in Broomfield, Colorado, just outside Denver.

Posted: June 27, 2012

Construction of a charter school facility has begun at Joint Base Andrews, a military base located in Prince Georges County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., in a partnership of a private development company and the Department of the Air Force.

Posted: June 27, 2012

Enrollment of students with disabilities in charter schools nationwide trails traditional district schools by 3 percentage points, although little is known about why, according to a June 2012 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

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