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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.

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.

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