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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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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 …
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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 …
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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 …

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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 …
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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, …
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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 …
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