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Posted: August 16, 2010

The philosophy of the CHIME Institute in Woodland Hills, Calif., is that "all learning styles are respected and all levels and abilities are welcomed."

Posted: August 5, 2010

The KIPP Foundation, which runs more than 80 charter schools nationwide, won a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation program. Another six of the so called “i3” grant recipients also operate or support charter schools. 

Posted: July 30, 2010

Eight of the 19 finalists in the second round of competition for the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top funding are among the ten most supportive states for charter schools, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Posted: July 28, 2010

A $3 million grant competition to support development of charter schools in 12 states and Guam has just been announced by the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program.

Posted: July 23, 2010

The Fund for Authorizing Excellence is seeking grant proposals for programs to improve authorizer evaluation, strategic planning, and implementation.

Posted: July 16, 2010

A new study suggests that many prospective teachers applying for jobs overlook charter schools altogether, and that those who do take jobs at charters are paid less and have lower satisfaction levels than their peers in traditional public schools.

Posted: July 6, 2010

Charter school teachers leave the profession and move among schools at a “significantly higher” rate than their counterparts in traditional public schools, according to a new research brief from the National Center on School Choice in Nashville, Tenn.

Posted: July 3, 2010

About 4,100 people attended the 2010 National Charter Schools Conference in Chicago that ended July 1 after four intensive days that included a keynote speech from Bill Gates, the induction of three educators into the Hall of Fame, myriad discussion panels and the transfer of leadership of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Posted: July 2, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program has extended the deadline for charter management organizations and other nonprofit entities to apply for its Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools grant program.

Posted: June 28, 2010

“It’s that zoned school or nothing.”

In the film “The Lottery,” that’s the attitude Eva Moskowitz says she wanted to combat in her drive to improve education options for children in Harlem, an effort that led her to start the Harlem Success Academy charter schools.

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