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Posted: May 12, 2010

A new study of Boston charter schools pinpoints the time spent in school as the most significant factor driving student improvement.

Posted: May 10, 2010

A $10 million federal grant program targets distressed neighborhoods by helping nonprofits and schools develop “cradle-through-college-to-career” programs with “strong schools at the center,” according to officials with the Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement.

Posted: May 6, 2010

The number of charter school authorizers nationwide has grown to an estimated 872, and while consensus is emerging about what constitutes the best monitoring practices, certain steps, such as requiring financial audits, are still being skipped by some.

Posted: May 6, 2010

Paul T. Hill said stay on course, and Paul E. Peterson said the course is online. The two education theorists laid out their views of school choice in a forum May 5 at the Fordham Institute in Washington, D.C.

Posted: May 5, 2010

While Kalamazoo Central High School won a commencement speech from President Barack Obama in a highly publicized contest, the competition helped raise awareness of public charter schools, two of which were selected as finalists in the Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge.

Posted: May 4, 2010

JPMorgan Chase will provide $50 million in grants and $275 million in equity and debt assistance to support charter schools, the company announced today.

Posted: May 3, 2010

President Barack Obama has officially recognized May 2-8 as National Charter Schools Week 2010, saying that “ideas developed and tested by charter schools have unlocked potential in students of every background and are driving reform throughout many school districts.”

Posted: May 3, 2010

Charter schools recognized by their states as local education agencies are eligible to apply for grants under the U.S. Department of Education's Small Rural School Achievement (SRSA) Program.

Posted: April 27, 2010

While the federal Qualified Zone Academy Bonds program has ballooned to $3.2 billion in the wake of the 2009 federal stimulus package, charter schools in many states still face hurdles qualifying for the program, which offers zero-interest loans for school renovation and other projects. However, a growing number of states are changing their laws and finding novel ways to support charters' QZAB applications.

Posted: April 23, 2010

Two top authorities on developing new educational models for students most in need will talk about their new books on the past and future of the field at a forum in Washington, D.C.

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