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Posted: September 15, 2014

This article highlights Cleveland Metropolitan School District's compact with local charter schools and its award for the compact from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Posted: January 29, 2014

To support its goal of providing every student with a high-quality public education that prepares them for success in college and career, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released grants totaling $500,000 to five cities where public charter and district schools are committed to working together to support student success: Aldine (TX), Lawrence (MA), San Jose (CA), Spokane (WA) and Tulsa (OK) in January.

Posted: November 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education announces the publication of its Notice of Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria (NPP) for the Charter Schools Program (CSP) Grants to State educational agencies (SEA).

Posted: November 17, 2014

This report by CRPE highlights the challenges surrounding the fact that choice-based enrollment is outpacing neighborhood-based enrollment in Detroit, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

Posted: November 13, 2014

In this article published by Edutopia, author Mark Phillips discusses some of the misconceptions surrounding charter schools and explains the facts surrounding the issues.

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Posted: November 12, 2014

This article highlights how charter schools such as KIPP Houston Public Schools are offering daycare, flexible hours, priority admission, and other parent-friendly strategies to retain high-quality teachers. 

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Posted: November 6, 2014

A new report from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the RAND Corporation aims to define and analyze the practices and performance of schools focused on personalized learning. It concludes that while early efforts are promising, there remain practical and systemic barriers to expanding programs that aim to tailor instruction to individual students’ needs and skills.

Posted: November 5, 2014

On November 4th, charter school operator Uncommon Schools held a day-long professional development session for district teachers only in Brooklyn. More than 200 school teachers participated in the session, the second of four yearly training sessions in New York City. Uncommon Schools is hoping to increase charter school collaboration with district schools.

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Posted: November 4, 2014

The number of charter schools surpassed 6,000 at the start of the 2012-13 school year, as these schools – publicly financed, but privately run – steadily increased by 7 percent throughout the United States that year. This annual growth contributed to a 47 percent increase in the number of charter schools over the seven years since 2006-2007.

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Posted: October 30, 2014

In this article, the author discusses strategies that in the future may increase school choice and charter schools in rural areas, including virtual charter schools and alternative transportation options such as self-driving cars.

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