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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.

Posted: December 4, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program is inviting public comment on its notice of proposed priorities, requirements, and definitions for CSP Grants for National Leadership Activities.

The notice was published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2013.

The Department stated that it "may use these proposed priorities, requirements, and definitions for a National Leadership Activities competition in FY2014 and beyond.

Posted: November 22, 2013

A new $100 million grant program developed by the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education is designed to help “scale-up evidence-based high school models that will transform the high school experience for America's youth,” according to a November 19, 2013 agency announcement.

Posted: November 19, 2013

Farm to School Program grants announced November 19, 2013 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture include at least four projects involving charter schools:

Posted: November 6, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has entered into an agreement with Virtual Community School of Ohio to “ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act for students with disabilities at the school,” according to a November 6, 2013 announcement.

Posted: October 21, 2013

A charter school was among the recipients of the 2013 Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education.

The Department announced $2 million in grants that were awarded to eight organizations, including $245,609 for the first year of a three-year award to Neighborhood House Charter School of Boston, Massachusetts.

Posted: October 1, 2013

Awards involving charter schools are included among the Carol M. White Physical Education Program grants announced September 30, 2013 by the U.S. Department of Education.

Program grantees and first-year awards include:

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