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Posted: October 8, 2010

Charter schools are publicly funded, but private fundraising commonly is used to acquire school buildings and augment operating budgets. The Charter School Center September E-Newsletter discusses the gap between charters and traditional public schools, and the increasingly important role of fundraising.

Posted: October 7, 2010

A Cleveland partnership is developing a teacher training program to supply faculty to top charter schools in the inner city.

The Cleveland Urban Teacher Residency Program is being developed by Ursuline College and Breakthrough Charter Schools, a new charter management organization in the city. Breakthrough is combining many common operating functions for a group of successful charter schools and helping provide for expansion of the schools.

Posted: October 1, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $50 million in grants to 12 charter management organizations, helping them to serve an additional 76,000 students in 127 new and 31 expanded charter schools over the next five years.

Posted: October 1, 2010

A report by Policy Matters Ohio states that weak state law and ineffective oversight have allowed some charter school management organizations in the state to upend established governance standards and, in some cases, violate or skirt the law.

Posted: September 30, 2010

Five organizations supporting charter schools, including two state associations, have received $3.5 million in Charter Schools Program Leadership Activities grants from the U.S. Department of Education.

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).

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