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Posted: July 2, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program has extended the deadline for charter management organizations and other nonprofit entities to apply for its Replication and Expansion of High-Quality Charter Schools grant program.

Posted: June 28, 2010

“It’s that zoned school or nothing.”

In the film “The Lottery,” that’s the attitude Eva Moskowitz says she wanted to combat in her drive to improve education options for children in Harlem, an effort that led her to start the Harlem Success Academy charter schools.

Posted: June 25, 2010

Several states have recently passed laws to alter the process by which charter schools are approved and overseen.

Posted: June 22, 2010

Students in middle schools run by the national KIPP charter school network showed significant gains in mathematics and are more likely to be minorities from poor backgrounds than their peers in nearby schools, according to a new study commissioned by KIPP.

Posted: June 17, 2010

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has been authorized to open a charter school in its home town of Kansas City, Missouri, marking the first time a large private foundation has become a charter operator.

Posted: June 15, 2010

Three charter schools ranked among the top 10 high schools in the nation in Newsweek magazine’s annual survey.

Posted: June 9, 2010

A bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would expand federal efforts to replicate and expand high-quality charter schools throughout the country.

Posted: June 4, 2010

Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia have applied for the second phase of the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top competition, seeking to win a share of the $3.4 billion remaining in the fund. As with the first round, charter school laws may play a key role in determining the finalists and winners.

Posted: June 3, 2010

The Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools is seeking examples of traditional public school districts and charter schools working together in a variety of instructional and management areas.

Posted: June 2, 2010

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers has relaunched its website with a focus on community tools and partners in the charter school industry.

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