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Posted: April 12, 2010

A Brookings Institution study of conversion charter schools in California found little change in student achievement scores over a two-decade period, but the report’s authors suggest those schools “look more like traditional public schools than start-up charters.”

Posted: April 9, 2010

A full 2 percent of all U.S. students were enrolled in charter schools in 2007, according to a new U.S. Department of Education report, which found that the percentage of students enrolled in assigned public schools decreased from 80 to 73 percent between 1993 and 2007. Charter school students also remain more likely to be minorities and live in cities than their counterparts at other public schools, according to report data.

Posted: April 8, 2010

A Houston charter school group has taken advantage of two federal bond programs to secure $22.1 million in financing for an ambitious expansion program.

Posted: April 7, 2010

While the two winners in the first-round competition for the $4 billion federal Race to the Top Fund took steps to increase the number of charter schools in their states, other states found that their own charter school laws posed a hurdle to winning the federal grant competition.

Posted: April 5, 2010

The National Center for Education Statistics’ State Education Reforms Web site has been updated with new information about state charter school legislation.

Posted: March 30, 2010

The National Charter School Resource Center (Charter School Center) has enhanced its website to support the Charter School Center's mission as a national clearinghouse for the best available resources and guidance to support high-quality charter schools.

Posted: March 23, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) has announced a $3.5 million leadership grant competition for national activities projects, with a priority focus on high-quality charter schools in urban or rural areas “in which a large proportion or number of public schools have been identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.” 

Posted: March 17, 2010

Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School in Washington, D.C., is the Charter School Center's inaugural featured charter school. A college-preparatory, law-related public charter high school founded on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s belief that all children have the right to a first-class education, the school has been nominated for the U.S. Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Schools program and is ranked first in math and second in reading among D.C. open enrollment high schools.

Posted: March 5, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Charter School Programs (CSP) is seeking peer reviewers (field readers) to read and evaluate discretionary grant applications submitted under the program’s discretionary grant competitions.

Posted: February 26, 2010

Welcome to the website of the National Charter School Resource Center (Charter School Center). The site supports the Charter School Center's mission of serving as a national clearinghouse for resources, information, and technical assistance to support high-quality charter schools.

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