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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:

Posted: October 1, 2013

Grants totaling $2.8 million were awarded to charter school “developers for planning, program design, and initial implementation of new charter schools, as well as for dissemination and sharing best practices of existing charter schools,” the U.S. Department of Education announced September 30, 2013.

Posted: September 25, 2013

Organizations that have backed charter school facility financing are among the recipients of grants in the $172 million 2013 Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) program of the U.S. Department of Treasury, according to a September 24, 2013 announcement.

Posted: September 24, 2013

At least 12 charter schools are among the U.S. Department of Education 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools winners, according to a list released by the Department.

Charter schools on the list include the following:

Posted: September 3, 2013

How to improve the work of charter school governing boards was the focus of a National Charter School Resource Center webinar on August 28, 2013.

School Quality: Pointed Advice and Guidance for Charter School Boards featured Carrie Irvin, president and cofounder of Charter Board Partners in Washington, D.C.

Posted: August 28, 2013

A charter school will share in more than $20 million in Impact Aid facility grants announced August 28, 2013 by the U.S. Department of Education.

All Tribes Charter School in California is slated for nearly $4 million under the Impact Aid Discretionary Construction Program, according to the announcement.

Posted: August 16, 2013

A New York charter school and an Ohio charter consortium received Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Grant awards from the U.S Department of Education, which awarded a total of $12.3 million to 35 school districts in 17 states, according to an August 16, 2013 announcement.

Posted: August 13, 2013

The average percentage of 12th graders graduating with a high school diploma in 2010-2011 was higher for charter schools than traditional public schools, while the charter percentage going on to a 4-year college was lower, according to a national survey report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

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