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Posted: April 22, 2013

Seven charter schools won 2013 Green Ribbon Schools awards, the U.S. Department of Education announced April 22, 2013:

Posted: April 18, 2013

The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) on April 18, 2013, released its fifth annual review of practices and policies of the organizations that approve and monitor charter schools, reporting that school closure rates increased from 2011 to 2012.

Posted: April 18, 2013

Mississippi has a new charter school law that establishes a single statewide Charter School Authorizer Board to approve up to 15 charter schools annually.

The state’s governor announced April 17, 2013, the signing of the measure as part of a package of education actions.

Posted: April 17, 2013

The National Charter School Resource Center will host a series of four interactive webinars  designed to provide information critical to the complex task of designing, financing and implementing charter school facilities projects.

The Charter School Facilities Institute Series will start May 29, 2013, with Great School Spaces, which will include examples of innovative charter school facilities.

Posted: April 5, 2013

Peer reviewers are being sought by the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) to read and evaluate applications for the program’s discretionary grants.

Posted: March 5, 2013

A New York City group that developed from an education initiative of Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed opening four charter high schools that would collaborate with four new district high schools to serve high-need sections of the city.

The New York State Department of Education accepted letters of intent to apply for charters from ReSolve Charter Schools and invited full applications to open the schools for 2014-2015.

Posted: March 4, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service are collaborating on a $15 million grant program over three years that will "support the placement of AmeriCorps members in persistently underachieving schools across the country," according to a February 25, 2013 announcement.

Posted: February 11, 2013

A February 2013 report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) focuses on charter schools on military bases and recommends that additional guidance be developed regarding operation of the schools.

The report, which profiles the eight charter schools in seven states that were identified on bases, covers start-up, use of federal grants, preferences for admission, facilities, and base security and access for civilian members of the school community.

Posted: January 28, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights issued guidance on January 25, 2013, to clarify schools’ obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to provide equal access to extracurricular athletic activities to students with disabilities.

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