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Posted: September 17, 2014

Several national education organizations filed an amicus brief with the Washington State Supreme Court urging the court to uphold the state’s voter-approved 2012 charter school law.

Posted: September 4, 2014

This article from the Associated Press published by The Washington Times profiles the opening day of First Place Scholars, the first public charter school in Washington State. 

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Posted: August 27, 2014

This August 2014 report from the California Charter Schools Association is a follow up to their 2011 report of a similiar nature, discussing the charter school landscape in California and examining the sector's growth and improvement five years later.

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Posted: August 18, 2014

This August 2014 report from ECONorthwest under contract to J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation and under guidance of the Idaho Charter School Network. The purpose of this study is to better understand future opportunities for charter schools to meet the changing educational needs of students throughout Idaho.

Posted: August 19, 2014

This article from The Salt Lake Tribune profiles the Spectrum Academy's Pleasant Grove campus, a new Utah charter school serving students with autism. The Spectrum campuses are the only public schools in the state specifically serving this student population.

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Posted: August 22, 2014

This report from Families for Excellent Schools discusses how public schools across New York City are struggling to meet minimum academic standards designed to facilitate college and career success. 

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Posted: July 14, 2014

This report from DCPCSB provides an evaluation of public charter school performance in Washington, DC for the 2013 school year. "2013 will be remembered as the year we collaborated with our colleagues at DC Public Schools (DCPS) to launch My School DC – a common lottery that greatly simplifi ed the process for applying to a public or public charter school. Our collaboration with DCPS also produced the first ever DC Equity Reports, which provided 

Posted: August 18, 2014

This article from OHA details an award of $1.5 million to charter schools in Hawaii with an emphasis on Native Hawaiian language, culture, and traditions as an integral part of the curriculum. 

 

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Posted: August 13, 2014

This article from Reuters Health details a study by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles which found that students who attented a high-performing charter school in low-income neighborhoods engaged in less risky behaviors than their peers at other local schools. 

Posted: August 11, 2014

This Washington Post piece discusses efforts in a Washington, D.C. charter school to simultaneously educate parents alongside their yonger children. In this case, the dual-generation approach seeks to improve the English language skills of parents in hopes of bolstering additional support at home for students and their studies.

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