Posted: September 7, 2012

At least 14 charter schools are among the U.S. Department of Education 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools winners, according to a list released by the Department.

Charter schools currently on the list include the following:

Posted: September 4, 2012

At least 23 charter school organizations from eight states and Washington, D.C., are among the nearly 900 organizations that have expressed intent to apply for the U.S. Department of Education’s $400 million 2012 Race to the Top-District competition, according to a Department  list.

Posted: August 28, 2012

The increase in charter school enrollment nationwide has come in part from students leaving private schools, which raises public education funding policy questions, according to a study published August 28, 2012, by the Cato Institute.

Posted: August 27, 2012
An August 23, 2012, webinar hosted by the National Charter School Resource Center focused on exploring successful models for green charter schools and financing options.
Posted: August 27, 2012

Federal grants totaling $16.1 million have been awarded in Wisconsin to support 84 charter schools for the 2012-13 school year, the state education department announced August 27, 2012.

Posted: August 13, 2012

Applications for the U.S. Department of Education’s $400 million Race to the Top-District competition are due October 30, 2012, with 15 to 25 awards to be announced by December 31, 2012, according to a department announcement. Interested districts are asked to submit their intent to apply by August 30, 2012.

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.

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