Posted: September 1, 2012

The reemergence after Hurricane Katrina of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology in New Orleans is the focus of Unintended Journey: How a New Orleans School Found Its Way Home After Hurricane Katrina, a photo essay by Jeanie Adams-Smith, an associate professor at the School of Journalism and Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University. The school -- which opened in 1995, now enrolls 780 students, and has been visited by Presidents George W.

Posted: October 1, 2012

A charter school is among 46 recipients of grants under the U.S. Department of Education’s $28 million Innovative Approaches to Literacy Program, which is designed to improve literacy skills for students in high-need districts and schools.

Posted: September 27, 2012

More than $31 million was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education under its 2012 Teacher Incentive Fund to help charter school organizations to “improve pay structures, reward great teachers and principals and provide greater professional opportunities to teachers in high-poverty schools,” the Department announced September 27, 2012.

Posted: September 27, 2012

Awards totaling more than $14.4 million to “support high-quality charter schools in more than 25 communities across the country” were announced September 27, 2012, by the U.S. Department of Education.

The announced grants were $4.1 million to Democracy Prep Public Schools for the first two years of a five-year grant and $10.3 million to the KIPP Foundation for the first two years of a four-year grant.

Posted: September 20, 2012

A September 13, 2012, webinar hosted by the National Charter School Resource Center focused on blended learning and the many models for combining online and traditional teaching methods as a way to increase efficiency and boost student achievement.

Posted: September 13, 2012

Twenty-two U.S. Department of Education grants totaling more than $6 million will go to efforts to improve educational opportunities for American Indian children and aid professional development, including an award supporting expansion of a Native charter school, ED announced September 13, 2012.

Posted: September 7, 2012

At least 14 charter schools are among the U.S. Department of Education 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools winners, according to a list released by the Department.

Charter schools currently on the list include the following:

Posted: September 4, 2012

At least 23 charter school organizations from eight states and Washington, D.C., are among the nearly 900 organizations that have expressed intent to apply for the U.S. Department of Education’s $400 million 2012 Race to the Top-District competition, according to a Department  list.

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.
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