Posted: August 28, 2012

The increase in charter school enrollment nationwide has come in part from students leaving private schools, which raises public education funding policy questions, according to a study published August 28, 2012, by the Cato Institute.

Posted: August 27, 2012
An August 23, 2012, webinar hosted by the National Charter School Resource Center focused on exploring successful models for green charter schools and financing options.
Posted: August 27, 2012

Federal grants totaling $16.1 million have been awarded in Wisconsin to support 84 charter schools for the 2012-13 school year, the state education department announced August 27, 2012.

Posted: August 13, 2012

Applications for the U.S. Department of Education’s $400 million Race to the Top-District competition are due October 30, 2012, with 15 to 25 awards to be announced by December 31, 2012, according to a department announcement. Interested districts are asked to submit their intent to apply by August 30, 2012.

Posted: August 8, 2012

The Maine Charter School Commission has approved contracts for two charter schools to open for the fall of 2012, and approval of a third contract is pending.

Posted: August 6, 2012

Federal Charter Schools Program grants totaling $11 million have been awarded to a nonprofit organization, a state entity, and a consortium of nonprofits to help charter schools obtain facilities, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced August 6, 2012.

Posted: July 30, 2012

The federal Charter Schools Program (CSP) on July 30, 2012 opened a $500,000 competition to encourage high-quality public charter schools to partner with non-charter public schools to “share and transfer best educational and operational practices.” The application deadline for the Charter School Exemplary Collaboration

Posted: July 26, 2012

A proposal for a charter school at Fort Bragg failed to gain approval from the North Carolina Public Charter School Advisory Council and the leader of a new local board considering the project says organizers are going back to the drawing board.

Posted: July 25, 2012

A federal jury in Florida, in a July 24, 2012 verdict, awarded a longtime public school educator and charter school starter $75,000 for her claim that she faced reprisals from the school district after she publicly challenged district actions impacting operation of the charter school and her employment.

Posted: July 23, 2012

New criteria and application information are available for the U.S. Department of Education’s Green Ribbon Schools recognition program, and state education agencies are being encouraged to indicate by August 2012 their intent to nominate schools. Only state education agencies can nominate schools.

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