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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.

Posted: January 28, 2013

Making charter school governing board meetings more effective will be the focus of a National Charter School Resource Center webinar on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. 

Board Governance: Strengthen Your Board by Fixing Your Board Meetings will feature Marci Cornell-Feist, the author of the Charter School Trustees Guide and founder and CEO of The High Bar.

Posted: January 18, 2013

A federal judge in Arkansas decided January 17, 2013, that the state’s authorization of charter schools has not violated a 1989 desegregation agreement involving the state and Little Rock and surrounding Pulaski County school districts.

Posted: January 16, 2013

A total of 531 new charter schools opened for the 2012-13 school year, pushing the total number of charter schools across the nation to 6,004 and overall enrollment to 2,326,542 students, according to estimates announced January 16, 2013, by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS).

Posted: January 8, 2013

The use of student academic growth data to evaluate the effectiveness of charter schools will be the focus of a National Charter School Resource Center webinar on January 22, 2013.

Posted: December 26, 2012

The Promise Neighborhoods grant winners announced December 21, 2012, by the U.S. Department of Education include an award totaling about $25 million over five years to a Washington, D.C., project involving charter schools.

Posted: December 11, 2012

Three charter school organizations won a total of nearly $70 million as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s $400 million Race to the Top-District Competition.

Harmony Public Schools and IDEA Public Schools, both of Texas, were each awarded about $29 million, and KIPP DC in Washington, D.C., was awarded $10 million, according to the Department.

Posted: December 5, 2012

Seven cities are being awarded multimillion dollar grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to back collaboration between charter and district schools, according to a December 5, 2012, announcement from the Foundation.

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