Federal Charter Schools Program Seeks Comments on Plan for Charter-District Collaboration Awards
A plan for an awards competition to encourage collaboration between charter schools and traditional district schools has been announced by the U.S. Department of Education.
The Department’s Charter Schools Program is seeking comments about the Exemplary Charter School Collaboration Awards competition plan published in the Federal Register on April 25, 2012. The deadline to submit comments is May 25, 2012.
The competition would “encourage charter schools and non-chartered public schools or non-chartered LEAs [local education agencies] to share resources and responsibilities, build trust and teamwork, boost academic excellence in charter schools and non-chartered public schools alike, and provide students and their parents with a range of effective educational options,” according to the Federal Register notice. The estimated amount of funding available for the competition and the expected number of awards will be announced in a notice inviting applications.