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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.
National Alliance's Annual Ranking of State Charter School Laws Shows Major Shifts NewsNational Alliance for Public Charter Schools20 Jan, 2016 Improvements to charter public school laws in several states shook up the rankings in the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools' seventh annual report examining the quality... 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
Walton Family Foundation Pledges $1 Billion to Charter Schools NewsInside Philanthropy14 Jan, 2016 Recent volatility in the stock market has been giving investors plenty of jitters lately, but the Walton Family Foundation has no such worries about its investment in the nation's... Read more
Charter school advocates launch $18 million effort NewsThe Boston Globe14 Jan, 2016 A business-backed coalition is poised to spend up to $18 million and obliterate state campaign spending records in favor of expanded charter schools, launching its efforts with... Read more
Washington Lawmakers float proposal to keep charter schools NewsThe Seattle Times14 Jan, 2016 Washington Lawmakers propose “district charter schools,” which would have more flexibility than typical schools, but answer to elected school boards.
New Initiative Vows to Bring Charter Schools to Nebraska NewsKristyna Engdahl3 Jan, 2016 Educate Nebraska wants to bring charter schools to Nebraska. Nebraska is currently one of seven states which do not allow charter schools
Los Angeles Charter Schools Show Results for Middle Schoolers NewsKristin DeCarr27 Dec, 2015 Description: A new study released by the University of California, Berkeley has found that children who enroll in charter schools in Los Angeles are already outperforming their... Read more
A Commitment to Transparency: Learning More About the Charter Schools Program NewsU.S. Department of Education23 Dec, 2015 Description: Today as part of the U.S. Department of Education’s (the Department) commitment to transparency, the Department’s Charter Schools Program (CSP) released a dataset ... Read more
English-Learners New to the U.S. Are Focus of Education Department Initiative NewsCorey Mitchell8 Oct, 2015 The U.S. Education Department is developing a tool kit specifically for educators who work with immigrant English-learners who are new to the country.