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Posted: October 10, 2014

"The D.C. Council has unanimously approved a trio of bills designed to overhaul special-education services in the city, aiming to speed delivery of services to students with special needs and give parents better information and resources they can use to advocate for their children...The third bill makes it possible for charter schools to give preference in enrollment lotteries for students with a particular disability, encouraging charter schools to develop targeted programs.

Posted: October 9, 2014

This October New York Times article discusses the 17 new charter schools approved by New York state which will expand the size of one of New York City's largest charter networks, Success Academy.

Posted: October 8, 2014

This New York Times article discusses a rally orchestrated by charter school advocates in New York City at Foley Square near City Hall on October 2, 2014 to spur a dialogue with Mayor Bill de Blasio as he and legislators in Albany develop their education agendas in the coming months.

Posted: September 29, 2014

Last year, the building housed Imagine Southeast Public Charter School, a school whose charter was revoked. But instead of closing its doors, the school’s former leaders brought in another operator — New York-based Democracy Prep — to turn the school around.

Posted: September 19, 2014

New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, revealed last week that his administration would find space in public school buildings for four charter schools that want to open or expand next year; he had previously been hesitant to grant public buildings to charter schools in the city. The list of approved schools includes two run by Eva Moskowitz, a charter school leader who has been a big charter supporter in the Empire State. 

Posted: September 17, 2014

Several national education organizations filed an amicus brief with the Washington State Supreme Court urging the court to uphold the state’s voter-approved 2012 charter school law.

Posted: September 4, 2014

This article from the Associated Press published by The Washington Times profiles the opening day of First Place Scholars, the first public charter school in Washington State. 

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Posted: August 27, 2014

This August 2014 report from the California Charter Schools Association is a follow up to their 2011 report of a similiar nature, discussing the charter school landscape in California and examining the sector's growth and improvement five years later.

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Posted: August 18, 2014

This August 2014 report from ECONorthwest under contract to J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation and under guidance of the Idaho Charter School Network. The purpose of this study is to better understand future opportunities for charter schools to meet the changing educational needs of students throughout Idaho.

Posted: August 19, 2014

This article from The Salt Lake Tribune profiles the Spectrum Academy's Pleasant Grove campus, a new Utah charter school serving students with autism. The Spectrum campuses are the only public schools in the state specifically serving this student population.

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