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Scapegoating Newark's Parents and Charter Schools is Not the Answer
As we prepare for the return of Newark public schools to local control, it is of crucial import that Newark clearly evaluates and anticipates the challenges of being fully responsible for the educational futures of over 50,000 public school students …
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Lee charter board nixes ethics, inspector general
The Lee County charter board Thursday spiked proposals to create an ethics board and an inspector general's office to monitor the actions and financial dealings of local government. A majority of the 15-member board appeared to like the ideas, but …
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Wissanu: Don't expect fully democratic charter
The government's legal expert has defended the first draft of the constitution, saying no charter in the world is fully democratic. The Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) introduced the first draft on Friday, saying it was open to suggestions. The …
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Former dean questions costs of 'no excuses' charter schools on students of color
“No excuses” charter schools have become a prominent feature of modern school reform. What exactly are they? This is how Joan Goodman, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the school's Teach …
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Desert Sky's financial proposals cause concern in Redmond
REDMOND — Redmond School Board members have rejected an application by a Montessori charter school as incomplete. Supporters of Desert Sky Montessori School attended the meeting Wednesday, where Lauren Lester, a lawyer with the High Desert …
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Pomp and Circumstance for 16 Vista Charter graduates
Barela shared her story with 12 fellow graduates, friends and family gathered at Montrose Pavilion. After struggling through two high schools with bad grades, an abusive relationship and anxiety about going to class, she came to the charter school.
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Turkey wants Fremont school board to reject charter school
In a bizarre twist, an attorney representing the Turkish government spoke against the Magnolia Public Schools charter application at a recent Fremont school board public hearing, saying it has ties to Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. John Martin of …
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Emily Nye '16 selected as student speaker for Charter Day
It is this idea of gratitude that Nye will discuss in her address as the Charter Day student speaker this year. The ceremony will take place Feb. 5 in William & Mary Hall. "This institution means so much to me and at the end of the day, I owe its very …
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Department of Education thrilled with progress at Macon Charter
A state Department of Education leader said he's thrilled with progress at Macon Charter Academy in recent weeks. In December, the charter school's governing board entered a 45-day trial with Renaissance School Services. That's the turnaround company …
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Delegate Paul Espinosa: Students will benefit from public charter schools
Unfortunately, West Virginia parents don't yet have one school choice option that is proving to be a success in 43 other states and the District of Columbia — public charter schools. Charter schools are public schools, but they're run independently of …
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Charter schools: As movement grows, oversight lags
An education network supported by some of the biggest names in local business and politics has taken in millions of taxpayer dollars with little oversight, highlighting the difficulty in tracking charter school spending. A months-long Democrat and …
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Idaho's virtual charter schools have 20 percent graduation rate
The graduation rate for Idaho's state-authorized virtual charter schools is just 20 percent. For alternative schools in Idaho school districts, which serve students at risk for educational failure in regular junior high or high schools, the graduation …
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Charter Schools: Boon Or Bane?
The American Leadership Academy in Queen Creek is just a year old and a model for the school the charter wants to build in Payson. Today, we launch a series on the divergent views on what the charter might do for — or to — Payson. Today, read the …
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Jax Urban Ed Symposium to spotlight charter schools: “the good, the bad and
The battle over charter schools has been joined in some Florida cities, particularly in places such as Palm Beach. Charters continue to grow in both popularity – and controversy. It's against that tense backdrop that Jacksonville prepares to host an …
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Charter opens Northwest Plaza call center

Charter opens Northwest Plaza call center
Richard Schultz, senior vice president of sales and retention, said in a statement the facility is part of Charter's strategy "to improve the customer experience by enabling Charter employees to master their craft and deepen their knowledge of the …

3 Troubling Ways the Charter School Boom Is Like the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Acting US Secretary of Education John King has called charter schools "good laboratories for innovation." It's that kind of language that's helped the number of public charters jump from 1,542 in 1999 to 6,723 in 2014—when more than 1 million students …
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Forsyth's Alliance Academy changed from charter to IE2 school
A charter school is a public school of choice that operates under the terms of a charter, or contract, with an authorizer, such as the state and local boards of education. Charter schools receive flexibility from certain state and local rules in …
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Charter in M upgrade of cable, broadband in Chatham under PSC deal
Charter Communications has to upgrade its operations in Chatham in Columbia County as part of deal with the state Public Service Commission. Charter Communications has to upgrade its operations in Chatham in Columbia County as part of deal with the …
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Charter Trust Company Has $5005000 Stake in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx

Charter Trust Company Has 05000 Stake in iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) logo Charter Trust Company decreased its position in shares of iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (NYSE:EEM) by 3.9% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities …
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NY requires 300Mbps speeds from Charter in TWC merger condition
Charter gained approval of its Time Warner Cable acquisition from New York state regulators today in exchange for providing 300Mbps speeds to all customers by 2019 and continuation of a cheap (but very slow) entry-level Internet service. The state …
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Gov. Baker urges Mass. residents to 'be bold,' lift charter school cap

Gov. Baker urges Mass. residents to 'be bold,' lift charter school cap
During his State of the Commonwealth address Thursday night, Gov. Charlie Baker urged residents to lift the cap on charter schools in Massachusetts, an issue that he acknowledged some find contentious. “I also urge you to be bold on K-12 education,” he …

Police investigating shooting at charter school
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Buffalo Police officers were on hand at Maritime Charter School on Thursday morning as students arrived, because a window at the school was shot out on Wednesday night. The incident occurred around 7 p.m.Wednesday according to a …
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City charter school reprimanded for fraud
As part of a memorandum of understanding with the School Reform Commission (SRC) and the city's Office of Inspector General, Imhotep Institute will reimburse the school district after officials say they overpaid more than $ 16,000 to the charter school.
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Twin Cities charter schools holding choice fair Saturday in St. Paul
Some 35 Twin Cities K-12 charter schools will hold a school choice fair 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Paul College. The first such event for charter schools, it was organized after St. Paul Public Schools excluded charter schools this year amid other …
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Top Stocks of the day: Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR)

Top Stocks of the day: Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR)
With its total market value of the company's outstanding shares, the market cap of Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) in today's trade was 19020.76. Charter Communications, Inc. traded at a P/E ratio of , suggesting the potentiality of a higher …
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Broward charter board wants ballot item ASAP
Worried that their work could be legally challenged, the Broward Charter Review Commission wants voters to clear up an inconsistency in the charter about when the board must disband. Broward's charter board is supposed to be seated for two years, the …
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EXCLUSIVE: Success Charter Network schools formally accused of violating
The city's largest charter school chain has been violating the civil rights of students with disabilities for years, a group of parents say in a formal complaint lodged Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Education. The parents of 13 special needs …
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Charter school teammates shooting for greatness off the basketball court
Juan Guzman is a high school senior enjoying life as a starting guard for the unbeaten basketball team from Sylmar PUC Lakeview Charter. But his focus isn't solely on basketball. It's about becoming a doctor, and he has a deep appreciation for how …
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Nashville charter school network sued over text messages

Nashville charter school network sued over text messages
A Nashville charter school network is getting sued over a series of mass text messages that the charter organization allegedly sent to parents in recent months to promote enrollment at their schools. Irika Skeete, a Metro school parent from …
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CEO of New Beginnings charter network resigns, but will stay through June
The New Beginnings Schools Foundation Board of Directors accepted the resignation of CEO Sametta Brown Thursday evening, with little explanation. She and the board agreed that she will continue running the four-school charter network through the …
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Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence won't renew charter school's lease
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has declined to extend its lease with a charter high school in Cumberland, stating that charter schools are in direct competition with Catholic schools in certain communities. For years, the …
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