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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.

Posted: July 22, 2014

A new report released today by the University of Arkansas, The Productivity of Public Charter Schools, finds that public charter schools are more cost effectiveness and deliver a higher Return On Investment both on average and

Posted: July 7, 2014

The formation of American Education Properties, LLC (AEP), brings together Charter School Capital, a national provider of working and growth capital to charter schools, and investment firm American Infrastructure MLP Funds (AIM) to help address the growing facilities needs of America’s charter schools.  In this joint effort, the $500 million fund will be put to work to address charter school facilities needs. 

Posted: July 1, 2014

KIPP Schools was announced the winner of the $250,000 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools on July 1, 2014 at the annual National Charter Schools Conference in Las Vegas.

Posted: June 12, 2014

The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) Team is excited to announce we will be attending the National Charter Schools Conference in Las Vegas taking place June 29-July 2 2014.

Please stop by booth 1720, where we will be discussing top NCSRC resources and distributing materials. We will also be part of two panel sessions during the conference on current charter school issues. Information on these sessions is listed below:

Posted: June 5, 2014

National average scores from the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) did not change from 2009. Among the 11 volunteer pilot states that participated in both the 2009 and 2013 assessments, 4 made gains from 2009 in mathematics and 2 made gains in reading.

Posted: December 9, 2013

A charter school leader is among the U.S. Department of Education's first Principal Ambassador Fellows (PAF).

Sharif El-Mekki of Mastery Charter School - Shoemaker Campus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is among the program fellows chosen from a pool of more than 450 applicants, according to a Department announcement on December 9, 2013.

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