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Hispanic, Black Parents See College Degree as Key for Children’s Success NewsRenee Stepler24 Feb, 2016 According to a recent Pew Research Center survey Hispanic and black parents are significantly more likely to see a college degree as critical to the success of their children, in... Read more
Charter Schools in Alabama: Future Authorizers in Alabama: Finding Common Ground NewsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools23 Feb, 2016 Videos and edited transcript excerpts of conversations with two leaders learning about the potential to authorize charter schools in Alabama: Eleanor Dawkins and Melissa Snowden,... Read more
Inside the fight against California's charter schools NewsMaureen Magee18 Feb, 2016 The growth of charter schools has jolted the landscape of public education in San Diego County. And despite efforts to limit the spread of these independently run schools, there’s... Read more
Charter school amendment dies in Va. Senate NewsLaura Vozzella15 Feb, 2016 Legislation to amend the state constitution to promote charter schools went down in a surprising defeat in the Virginia Senate on Monday.
Two Former D.C. Public School Buildings Will Become Long-Term Homes to Charters NewsAndrew Giambrone 5 Feb, 2016 Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that a pair of buildings where traditional public schools used to operate would come up for solicitation by public charter schools in... Read more
Chris Christie Continues His Fight for Charter-School Growth in New Jersey NewsMaureen Sullivan31 Jan, 2016 New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, made a strong defense of charter schools in his State of the State address this month... Read more
As Charter Schools Rise, Dallas ISD Rues Loss of Students — and Millions in Funding NewsTawnell D. Hobbs21 Jan, 2016 Description: DISD’s enrollment dropped by 2,000 students this school year, at a cost of at least $10 million in state funding provided on a per-pupil basis. About half the lost... Read more
Washington State Senate Passes Charter School Fix NewsLiv Finne20 Jan, 2016 Today the state senate voted 27 to 20 to pass E2SSB 6194, a bipartisan bill sponsored by Senator Litzow (R-Mercer Island) and Senator Mullet (D-Issaquah) to save Washington’s... Read more
Senate to Take up Charter School Reform NewsLauren Dezenski20 Jan, 2016 BOSTON — The state Senate is poised to start up another conversation on reforming the state’s charter schools, Senate president Stanley Rosenberg announced on Wednesday.