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Posted: September 24, 2010

Sixty-two winners in the U.S. Department of Education's Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant competition were announced Sept. 23, 2010, with 11 grants totaling about $93.7 million going directly for projects focused on charter schools, according to a review by the Charter School Center.

Posted: September 22, 2010

Six of the 21 Promise Neighborhoods planning grant projects announced Sept. 21, 2010, by the U.S. Department of Education involve charter schools.

Posted: September 21, 2010

In a sign of the growing visibility of the charter school movement among philanthropic organizations, Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network donated $6 million to charter school programs across the country.

Posted: September 16, 2010

Fourteen charter schools were among the 254 public schools named 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

Posted: September 9, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education is seeking applicants for the position of Director of the Charter Schools Program (CSP).

Posted: September 4, 2010

Guidance on charter schools' eligibility for the $10 billion Education Jobs Fund (also known as Ed Jobs) has been issued by the U.S. Department of Education. The following information comes directly from the guidance:

Posted: September 2, 2010

A series of special education training models are being made available by the Department of Defense Education Activity's Educational Partnership to any educator or support staff serving military families, including charter schools.

The modules, available at no cost, cover mediation and conflict resolution, classroom behavior management, strategies for students who have difficulty with mathematics and reading, and autism spectrum disorders, among other topics.

Posted: August 25, 2010

Public support for charter schools has increased dramatically in the past decade, according to an annual poll by Phi Delta Kappa International and the Gallup Organization.

Posted: August 24, 2010

Five of the 10 winners of the second round of the federal Race to the Top competition have strong charter school laws, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Posted: August 19, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $136 million in charter school grants to 12 state education agencies.

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