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.

Posted: September 1, 2012

The reemergence after Hurricane Katrina of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in New Orleans is the focus of Unintended Journey: How a New Orleans School Found Its Way Home After Hurricane Katrina, a photo essay by Jeanie Adams-Smith, an associate professor at the School of Journalism and Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University. The school -- which opened in 1995, now enrolls 780 students, and has been visited by Presidents George W.

Posted: October 1, 2012

A charter school is among 46 recipients of grants under the U.S. Department of Education’s $28 million Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program, which is designed to improve literacy skills for students in high-need districts and schools.

Posted: September 27, 2012

More than $31 million was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education under its 2012 Teacher Incentive Fund to help charter school organizations to “improve pay structures, reward great teachers and principals and provide greater professional opportunities to teachers in high-poverty schools,” the Department announced September 27, 2012.

Posted: September 27, 2012

Awards totaling more than $14.4 million to “support high-quality charter schools in more than 25 communities across the country” were announced September 27, 2012, by the U.S. Department of Education.

The announced grants were $4.1 million to Democracy Prep Public Schools for the first two years of a five-year grant and $10.3 million to the KIPP Foundation for the first two years of a four-year grant.

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