Letter | Skeptical of charter optimism

Letter | Skeptical of charter optimism
I wish I shared Terry I. Brooks' optimism in his op-ed "Extremism on charters is a major barrier." He seems convinced that if/when Kentucky accepts charter schools they will be transparently non-profit and they will legitimately accept any child …
Read more on The Courier-Journal

Charter to add minorities to its board as part of new diversity pledge
Charter Communications has signed a memorandum of agreement with a group of organizations focused on diversity, pledging to appoint a chief diversity officer and appoint more minorities to its board. Charter plans to appoint an African-American, …
Read more on St. Louis Business Journal

Sen. Wagner loans more to midstate charter school

Sen. Wagner loans more to midstate charter school
Scott Wagner's loans to York's Helen Thackston Charter School will reach a little more than $ 889,000 on Wednesday, he said Monday. The Spring Garden Township Republican first floated a $ 400,000 loan to the school in late October to meet missed payroll …
Read more on witf.org

Protesters seek to block charter school expansion
Hundreds of parents, students and teachers braved Wednesday night's frigid weather to march on borough hall, asking the council for its support in halting the expansion of the Red Bank Charter School (RBCS). Assembling at the Red Bank Middle School, …
Read more on Red Bank Hub

Charter association files new lawsuit against LAUSD
The California Charter School Association has filed suit against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), alleging that $ 450 million allocated by a 2008 bond measure for construction projects on charter schools has not been handed over as …
Read more on Education Dive

Lastest Charter News

FCC Gets, Seeks More Info on Charter-TWC Deal
The FCC has received responses from Liberty regarding its relationship, and that of Liberty chairman John Malone, to New Charter, the company resulting from the proposed merger of Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The commission …
Read more on Broadcasting & Cable

Our View: Proposal to buy needed gear violates spirit of charter
The Norwich City Council is poised to act on a sizable borrowing and spending proposal tonight. An affirmative vote is likely to position the council for a similar measure in the future, which would violate the spirit of the city charter's provisions …
Read more on Norwich Bulletin

Charter Oak Releases Lights Out Russian Imperial Stout
New Canaan, CT – Charter Oak Brewing Company's latest release in our popular 'Charter Series' is a re-release of the Lights Out Stout which has been carefully cellar aged in the bottle for one year. This is a very well rounded and perfectly balanced …
Read more on Brewbound.com

Charter school lobby misleads lawmakers: Letter

Charter school lobby misleads lawmakers: Letter
I encourage our lawmakers to read the 2009 and 2013 studies conducted by Stanford University Center For Research on Educational Outcomes. CREDO studies conducted in about half our states compared educational outcomes of public schools and …
Read more on Jackson Clarion Ledger

Forsyth's Alliance Academy for Innovation drops charter, proceeds under IE2
DAHLONEGA — Plans for a proposed college and career academy took a turn Thursday when the Forsyth County Board of Education agreed to drop the charter structure from the public school's foundation. The decision, which did not require a formal vote, …
Read more on Forsyth County News Online

Barack Obama Charter (17) at Newark Central (97) – Boys Basketball
De'End McRae scored 17 points for Newark Central in a 97-17 victory over Barack Obama Charter at the Martin Luther King Jr. Classic at Barringer in Newark. Jaleel Martin finished with 16 points and seven steals for Newark Central, which opened on a 32 …
Read more on NJ.com

Charter school company Newpoint hits another snag in Pinellas

Charter school company Newpoint hits another snag in Pinellas
Locally, East Windsor Middle Academy, a Newpoint-managed middle school in St. Petersburg, never reported to the school district how it spent a $ 75,000 grant it received from the Charter Schools Program in 2014. Instead of providing documentation, …
Read more on Tampabay.com

Council looks at charter changes
So, think about in 90 years when someone reads this charter, what it's going to look like and supposed to say when we're all gone.” One of the biggest proposals for discussion included changes the mayor's voting and veto power. The change, which the …
Read more on Lebanon Democrat

Fulton leaders expect 7 new proposed charter schools

Fulton leaders expect 7 new proposed charter schools
The report found that charter governing boards are “hiring and retaining highly qualified teachers and staff and are meeting expectations for minimum federal programming.” All charter schools are also in good standing financially. Academically, two …
Read more on Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chatham Central boys, girls basketball teams defeat Chatham Charter
Chatham Charter's Abby Lewis, left, and Kayla Mullins, right, fight for the loose ball with Chatham Central's Precious Martin. J. Mike Blake's photo coverage from the Chatham Charter Knights at Chatham Central Bears boys and girls basketball games on …
Read more on News & Observer

Charter school teacher charged with 'grooming' student
A teacher at a Southwest Side charter school has been charged with inappropriately soliciting and “grooming” a student over several years, continuing after the boy left the elementary school, prosecutors said Thursday. Vianey Zavala, 44, of Orland Park …
Read more on Chicago Tribune

Charter Communications Becomes #1 Most Shorted Nasdaq 100 Component, Replacing

Charter Communications Becomes #1 Most Shorted Nasdaq 100 Component, Replacing
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 12/31/2015 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the Nasdaq 100 by “days to cover.” There …
Read more on Forbes

Critics say charter schools draining vital dollars
Financially strapped school districts in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and elsewhere are being hurt by rising amounts of dollars being moved from districts to charter schools, the executive director of the Louisiana School Boards Association and others said …
Read more on The New Orleans Advocate

Opinion: Charter schools must be held accountable
This editorial board has written on charter schools before — even calling for serious consideration of outright abolition of the system due to its violations of democratic values. In general, we stand by this opinion. Increasingly, conservatives have …
Read more on The Daily Tar Heel

Los Angeles Charter Teachers Say Their Administration Is Aggresively Trying To
A formerly low-profile union organizing campaign by teachers at the largest charter school operation in Los Angeles is emerging into the public spotlight as the charter operator is ramping up its effort to defeat the organizing effort, teachers say …
Read more on In These Times

Lastest Charter News

Will Charter Schools Ever Get Off the Ground in Virginia?
Don Soifer is far more jovial than anyone trying to expedite charter schools in Virginia should be. The executive vice president of the Lexington Institute, a think tank in Arlington, does not seem discouraged by the degree to which public-school …
Read more on Reason

1 teen on life support, another wounded after shooting outside Brooklyn high
One teen was on life support and another wounded after a Wednesday afternoon shooting as students from a nearby Brooklyn high school watched in horror. The shooting took place around 2:45 p.m. on Pennsylvania Ave. near Livonia Ave. in East New York, …
Read more on New York Daily News

Dallas delays vote on new southern Dallas charter school
Dallas City Council members Wednesday put off, for two weeks, a decision over whether to approve a new southern Dallas charter school, amid a deep divide over the issue. Hundreds of people packed the council chambers. Most were students, teachers …
Read more on Dallas Morning News (blog)

Officials to add awards to charter school report

Officials to add awards to charter school report
If you want people to notice a data report, try having a public official object to it. That's one lesson from last week's decision by the N.C. Board of Education to send a charter school report back for revisions after Lt. Gov. Dan Forest complained …
Read more on Winston-Salem Journal

Reno charter school facing possible forced closure
A cash-strapped Reno charter school could be shut down Jan. 28, forcing all 113 students to find other public schools to finish the year. The Washoe County School District is considering the immediate closure of Rainshadow Community Charter High School …
Read more on Reno Gazette Journal

Officials to add awards to charter school report

Officials to add awards to charter school report
If you want people to notice a data report, try having a public official object to it. That's one lesson from last week's decision by the N.C. Board of Education to send a charter school report back for revisions after Lt. Gov. Dan Forest complained …
Read more on Winston-Salem Journal

Reno charter school facing possible forced closure
A cash-strapped Reno charter school could be shut down Jan. 28, forcing all 113 students to find other public schools to finish the year. The Washoe County School District is considering the immediate closure of Rainshadow Community Charter High School …
Read more on Reno Gazette Journal

(UPDATE) Dallas City Council to decide on proposed charter school opposed by
Updated on 1/13/16: The Dallas City Council has voted to delay for two weeks a vote on a permit that would allow Uplift Education to build a charter campus in southwest Dallas. Dallas ISD trustee Joyce Foreman, who represents southwest Dallas and …
Read more on Dallas Morning News (blog)