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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.

Posted: July 18, 2012

A conference that will highlight the best examples of cooperative practices between charter and traditional public schools is set for November 4-5, 2012, in Broomfield, Colorado, just outside Denver.

Posted: June 27, 2012

Construction of a charter school facility has begun at Joint Base Andrews, a military base located in Prince Georges County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., in a partnership of a private development company and the Department of the Air Force.

Posted: June 27, 2012

Enrollment of students with disabilities in charter schools nationwide trails traditional district schools by 3 percentage points, although little is known about why, according to a June 2012 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report.

Posted: June 26, 2012

Three leaders and a school joined the National Charter Schools Hall of Fame as part of the 2012 National Charter Schools Conference in June in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Posted: June 26, 2012

Two charter school projects in Indianapolis, Indiana, will each receive $1 million for start-up as the first recipients of Charter School Incubator grants from The Mind Trust.

The Mind Trust, a nonprofit education reform organization in Indianapolis, announced June 25, 2012, that the grants will go to the George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academies and Christel House International.

Posted: June 21, 2012

YES Prep Public School of Houston, Texas, was announced as the winner of the inaugural Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools at the 2012 National Charter Schools Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Posted: June 19, 2012

A new guide to help charter schools start and manage effective special education programs was released June 19, 2012, at the National Charter School Resource Center’s Building the Capacity of Charter Schools: Effectively Serving Students conference, held in conjunction with the National Charter Schools Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Posted: June 14, 2012

The Charter Schools Program (CSP) at the U.S. Department of Education is seeking peer reviewers to read and evaluate applications for a new discretionary grant competition.

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