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Posted: August 16, 2013

A New York charter school and an Ohio charter consortium received Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant awards from the U.S Department of Education, which awarded a total of $12.3 million to 35 school districts in 17 states, according to an August 16, 2013 announcement.

Posted: August 13, 2013

The average percentage of 12th graders graduating with a high school diploma in 2010-2011 was higher for charter schools than traditional public schools, while the charter percentage going on to a 4-year college was lower, according to a national survey report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

Posted: August 12, 2013

Charter schools that are local education agencies (LEA) and consortia of LEAs are eligible for the U.S. Department of Education's $120 million 2013 Race to The Top-District competition and prospective applicants are asked to notify the Department of their interest by August 23.

The 4-year awards for winners will range from $4 million to $30 million, depending on the population of students served, according to the Department.

Posted: August 12, 2013

The eight teachers selected to be U.S. Department of Education 2013-14 Teaching Ambassador Fellows include two from charter schools.

Posted: July 30, 2013

Charter schools in Delaware will have a more flexible renewal process and expanded access to funding as well as tighter screening for start-ups and requirements for board training and provision of school lunch, according to a new charter school law. In separate June 2013 acts, the state amended its laws regarding teacher preparation programs and school choice.

Posted: July 17, 2013

Three organizations will share a total of nearly $12 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to support charter school facilities development.

Posted: July 3, 2013

A network of 32 charter schools in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey won the $250,000 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools that recognizes “outstanding overall student performance” and reduction of “achievement gaps for low-income students and students of color.”

The prize, awarded to Uncommon Schools, was announced during the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ 2013 National Conference, held June 30-July 3 in Washington, D.C. The purse goes to efforts to support college readiness for low-income students.

Posted: July 3, 2013

Two education leaders and a foundation were inducted into the National Charter Schools Hall of Fame as part of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ 2013 National Charter Schools Conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., June 30-July 3.

The newest members of the Hall of Fame announced by the Alliance are:

Posted: June 28, 2013

Two charter schools each received $1.1 million grants as part of the U.S. Department of Labor’s YouthBuild program, which supports “academic and occupational skill training for at-risk youth,” according to an agency announcement June 27, 2013.

The agency awarded the grants to Latin American Youth Center YouthBuild Charter School in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia Youth for Change Charter School in Pennsylvania.

Posted: June 25, 2013

A bill passed by the Illinois state legislature and set to become law July 1, 2013, will allow charter schools in a district that includes a federal military base to set aside up to 33 percent of  enrollment for students with parents who are assigned to the base.

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